How does cpanel hosting work?
For your info, it's good to know that most of the cPanel-based site hosting offerings on today's site hosting market are provided by a quite inconsiderable business segment (when it comes to annual cash flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller web space hosting is a type of a small-sized marketing segment, which supplies a great quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing literally the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98% of the webspace hosting offers on the whole web hosting market provide the very same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel webspace hosting prices are similar. Very identical. Giving those who require a top web hosting service almost no other site hosting platform/webspace hosting CP choice. Thus, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200k website hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, remark that one...
200k "hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed
The web space hosting "diversity" and the site hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us come down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different webspace hosting brand names. Imagine you are just a regular chap who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web site making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domains and web sites . Are you prepared to make your hosting choice? Is there any webspace hosting alternative you can settle on? Sure there is, today there are more than 200,000 web hosting vendors out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand different website hosting brands in the world will give you the very same cPanel webspace hosting CP and platform, branded in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the variety on the current site hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The web page hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting company is an enormous strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel-based web space hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and perhaps met most site hosting industry preconditions. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Side Number One: A foolish domain folder structure
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extremely watchful not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to remove on the web server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Check for yourself how great cPanel's domain name folder configuration 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 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 becoming disorientated? We positively are!
Negative Sign No.2: The same mail folder setup
The e-mail folder structure on the web hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin guys firmly fortify their faith in God when tackling the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to mess things up too severely.
Negative Side Number Three: A sheer absence of domain name manipulation menus
Do we need to bring up the total shortage of a contemporary domain name manipulation GUI - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, alter domain names' Whois information, secure the Whois details, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not contain such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a vast predicament. An unpardonable one, we want to add...
Negative Sign No.4: Multiple user login locations (minimum 2, maximum 3)
How about the demand for an extra login to use the billing, domain name and technical support management platform? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel web site hosting company. At times, depending on the billing transaction tool (principally designed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting distributor is making use of, the devoted users can wind up with two extra logins (1: the billing/domain name management GUI; 2: the ticket support software solution), ending up with a total of three login places (including cPanel).
Predicament Number Five: More than 120 Control Panel departments to pick up... briskly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the site hosting Control Panel. It's a fantastic idea to learn each of them. And you'd better grasp them fast... That's inordinately impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web site hosting vendors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...