How does cpanel web hosting operate?
For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel web hosting offerings on the present web hosting market are furnished by a quite inconsiderable marketing niche (when it comes to annual money flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller web page hosting is a sort of a small-scale business niche, which generates a big number of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing literally the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offers on the whole web hosting market furnish absolutely the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel hosting price tags are identical. Very much alike. Giving those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other site hosting platform/webspace hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is just one single fact: out of more than 200k web page hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "web site hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely labeled
The site hosting "diversity" and the site hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us boil down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different webspace hosting brand names. Assume you are just an ordinary person who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web page creation procedures and the web space hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domain names and web sites . Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any hosting alternative you can pick? Of course there is, these days there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand different web hosting brand names worldwide will offer you strictly the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the assortment on the current hosting market is... Full stop.
The webspace hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a colossal strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel-based website hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably met all web page hosting business requirements. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Disadvantage No.1: A moronic domain name folder structure
If you have two or more domains, however, be extremely attentive not to remove entirely 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). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to erase on the hosting server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Observe for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain name folder setup is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is located)
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)
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)
Are you growing confused? We certainly are!
Shortcoming Number 2: The same mail folder structure
The electronic mail folder configuration on the hosting server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Making the same error twice?!? The sysadmin boys strongly enhance their faith in God when dealing with the mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to fuck things up too gravely.
Negative Aspect No.3: An utter shortage of domain name administration sections
Do we need to mention the total shortage of a contemporary domain management menu - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domains, edit domains' Whois info, secure the Whois info, modify/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not contain such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a huge predicament. An unjustifiable one, we would like to add...
Weak Point Number Four: Multiple login places (min 2, maximum 3)
What about the necessity for an additional login to make use of the invoicing, domain name and tech support administration user interface? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel web space hosting firm. Occasionally, on the basis of the invoicing transaction tool (particularly invented for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting firm is utilizing, the ardent clients can wind up with two additional login locations (1: the billing/domain name management platform; 2: the trouble ticket support section), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login places (counting cPanel).
Predicament No.5: More than 120 web space hosting CP sections to get familiar with... promptly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than 120 departments inside the web hosting CP. It's a wonderful idea to memorize each and every one of them. And you'd better memorize them briskly... That's quite insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based webspace hosting firms:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...