How does cpanel-based website hosting function?
For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel-based web page hosting offerings on the present-day web page hosting market are generated by a quite inconsiderable business segment (when it comes to annual money flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller webspace hosting is a type of a small-scale marketing niche, which supplies an enormous number of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering strictly the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the webspace hosting offerings on the entire web site hosting market provide literally the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based web space hosting price tags are identical. Quite identical. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/website hosting CP option. Thus, there is simply one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand site hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
200k "web space hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly named
The hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us boil down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different webspace hosting brand names. Imagine you are merely a regular chap who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the site development procedures and the webspace hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domain names and websites . Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any web hosting variant you can settle on? Sure there is, these days there are more than 200,000 website hosting suppliers out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ unique web space hosting brand names all over the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the assortment on the current hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The web space hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is an enormous stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that something like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The pros and cons of the cPanel web hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and perhaps fulfilled all hosting market prerequisites. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weakness No.1: A foolish domain name folder setup
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be ultra watchful not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to delete on the hosting server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, 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 domain names, please. See for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain folder structure is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is placed)
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 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)
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 getting baffled? We clearly are!
Weak Side Number 2: The very same electronic mail folder system
The e-mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin boys strongly fortify their belief in God when dealing with the electronic mail folders on the email server, praying not to fuck things up too severely.
Negative Aspect No.3: A total absence of domain administration menus
Do we need to cite the total deficiency of a modern domain administration user interface - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, alter domains' Whois details, protect the Whois info, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not provide such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a vast shortcoming. An unforgettable one, we wish to add...
Negative Sign Number 4: Many login locations (min 2, maximum 3)
How about the necessity for an extra login to avail of the billing transaction, domain name and technical support management user interface? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel web space hosting company. At times, on the basis of the billing transaction system (principally built for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting provider is making use of, the earnest clients can wind up with 2 additional login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain management user interface; 2: the trouble ticket support menu), ending up with a total of three user login locations (including cPanel).
Weakness Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty web page hosting CP sections to learn... briskly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the site hosting Control Panel. It's an excellent idea to learn each one of them. And you'd better pick them up fast... That's way too impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web space hosting suppliers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...