How does cpanel hosting function?
For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel web hosting offers on today's site hosting market are furnished by a very insubstantial business segment (when it comes to annual capital flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller site hosting is a kind of a small-sized marketing segment, which supplies a big amount of different web hosting brand names, yet providing the very same services: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web site hosting offers on the whole webspace hosting marketplace furnish strictly the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel site hosting price tags are alike. Quite similar. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service almost no other webspace hosting platform/web space hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is simply a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, remark that one...
200,000 "website hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely branded
The webspace hosting "diversity" and the site hosting "offers" Google shows to us come down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different webspace hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are merely an ordinary chap who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the website creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domain names and web portals . Are you prepared to make your web hosting selection? Is there any web space hosting alternative you can decide upon? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than 200k web page hosting providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ different web hosting brand names all over the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel web site hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the variety on the present-day site hosting market is... Period.
The webspace hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple math demonstrates that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is an enormous stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel-based web space hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and presumably met most webspace hosting market requirements. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Side No.1: A ludicrous domain name folder setup
If you have two or more domains, though, be very watchful not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to remove on the web hosting server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Examine for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain name folder system is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is situated)
public_html/my-family (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-second-domain.com (an add-on domain name)
public_html/my-second-wife (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-second-wife.net (an add-on domain name)
public_html/my-third-domain.com (an add-on domain name)
public_html/my-third-wife (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-third-wife.net (an add-on domain name)
public_html/rebeka (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/rebeka.my-third-wife.net (a sub-domain of an add-on domain name)
Are you growing confused? We surely are!
Weakness Number Two: The very same e-mail folder configuration
The mail folder configuration on the web server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin boys firmly fortify their belief in God when handling the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to fuck things up too seriously.
Negative Aspect Number 3: A sheer absence of domain name manipulation interfaces
Do we need to cite the thorough shortage of a modern domain name manipulation platform - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, change domains' Whois information, protect the Whois info, modify/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not have such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a mammoth predicament. An unpardonable one, we want to point out...
Weak Point Number Four: Multiple login places (minimum 2, maximum 3)
How about the necessity for an extra login to access the invoicing transaction, domain and tech support administration user interface? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based web page hosting provider. Now and then, based on the invoicing platform (particularly intended for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting service provider is using, the ardent users can wind up with two additional logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name management software platform; 2: the trouble ticket support software solution), winding up with a total of 3 login locations (including cPanel).
Disadvantage Number Five: More than 120 website hosting CP departments to become familiar with... fast
cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 menus inside the web page hosting Control Panel. It's a great idea to pick up each one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them quickly... That's extremely impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web site hosting suppliers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...