How does cpanel hosting operate?
For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based webspace hosting offers on the present webspace hosting marketplace are provided by a quite insignificant marketing niche (as far as annual money flow is concerned) called reseller hosting. Reseller web page hosting is a type of a small-scale marketing niche, which provides an immense amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing one and the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the hosting offerings on the whole web site hosting market offer exactly the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel web space hosting price tags are similar. Very much alike. Giving those who need a top web hosting service almost no other web site hosting platform/CP alternative. Thus, there is simply a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, mark that one...
200k "web hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed
The webspace hosting "diversity" and the site hosting "offers" Google shows to us boil down to just one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different site hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are simply a regular person who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web site making processes and the web page hosting platforms, which actually power the different domains and web pages . Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web page hosting option you can pick? Sure there is, at present there are more than two hundred thousand hosting firms in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ unique web page hosting brands in the world will offer you literally the same cPanel web page hosting CP and platform, labeled differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the variety on the present web hosting marketplace is... Period.
The website hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a big stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...
The pros and cons of the cPanel site hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and perhaps satisfied all hosting business demands. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weakness Number One: An imbecilic domain folder configuration
If you have two or more domain names, however, be very careful not to erase fully 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 domain names are very easy to delete on the web server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite well known 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 delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Verify for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain 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)
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 getting nonplussed? We unquestionably are!
Shortcoming Number Two: The very same electronic mail folder setup
The email folder arrangement on the server is literally the same as that of the domains... Making the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin chums firmly strengthen their belief in God when dealing with the mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too irretrievably.
Downside No.3: A complete deficiency of domain administration tools
Do we need to bring up the utter absence of a contemporary domain name manipulation tool - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domains, change domains' Whois info, secure the Whois information, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not provide such a "modern" section at all. That's a huge inconvenience. An unpardonable one, we wish to point out...
Weak Side Number 4: Multiple user login places (minimum two, max 3)
What about the necessity for an extra login to use the invoice transaction, domain and technical support administration section? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel webspace hosting vendor. At times, based on the billing transaction platform (principally devised for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting provider is utilizing, the avid clients can end up with 2 extra login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain administration interface; 2: the trouble ticket support platform), winding up with a total of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).
Negative Sign No.5: More than 120 website hosting CP sections to grasp... rapidly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the hosting CP. It's a fabulous idea to become acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them quickly... That's extremely impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based hosting service providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...