How does cpanel web site hosting function?
For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel website hosting offerings on the present-day website hosting marketplace are generated by a very unsubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to annual money flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller web page hosting is a type of a small-scale business niche, which supplies a big number of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing precisely the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the hosting offerings on the entire website hosting market provide strictly the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel web site hosting prices are identical. Very much alike. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/web space hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is merely one single fact: out of more than 200k web space hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "webspace hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly named
The web site hosting "variety" and the web page hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us come down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different webspace hosting brand names. Imagine you are only an average bloke who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the website creation procedures and the web site hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domain names and online portals . Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any web site hosting variant you can pick? Of course there is, at the moment there are more than two hundred thousand web page hosting corporations in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand different webspace hosting brands in the world will give you literally the same cPanel web space hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the variety on the contemporary web site hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The site hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a huge stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel webspace hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably fulfilled most web space hosting market requirements. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Point No.1: A laughable domain folder structure
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be very attentive not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite 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 popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Decide for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain name folder setup 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)
public_html/my-second-wife (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-second-wife.net (an add-on domain)
public_html/my-third-domain.com (an add-on domain)
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 becoming confused? We absolutely are!
Drawback Number 2: The very same mail folder setup
The e-mail folder configuration on the web hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin boys strongly enhance their belief in God when handling the mail folders on the mail server, praying not to mess things up too seriously.
Problem Number Three: A total absence of domain name manipulation interfaces
Do we need to refer to the thorough deficiency of a contemporary domain name management GUI - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domains' Whois info, secure the Whois information, modify/create name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not offer such a "modern" interface at all. That's an immense predicament. An unforgivable one, we wish to add...
Weak Point Number Four: Multiple login locations (min 2, max three)
What about the necessity for another login to avail of the billing transaction, domain name and tech support management software? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based web hosting supplier. Occasionally, based on the invoicing tool (especially conceived for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting corporation is using, the ardent clients can end up with two extra login locations (1: the invoicing/domain name management section; 2: the ticket support menu), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (including cPanel).
Problem Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty web space hosting Control Panel menus to become familiar with... promptly
cPanel offers to your attention more than 120 sections inside the web site hosting CP. It's a remarkable idea to become acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better get to know them rapidly... That's extremely impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based hosting distributors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...