How does cpanel-based site hosting function?
For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel webspace hosting offerings on the present-day web page hosting marketplace are provided by a quite unsubstantial business niche (as far as annual money flow is concerned) known as reseller hosting. Reseller site hosting is a sort of a small marketing niche, which furnishes a huge quantity of different web hosting brands, yet providing strictly the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the hosting offers on the entire web page hosting marketplace offer absolutely the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting prices are alike. Very similar. Giving those who need a top web hosting service practically no other web site hosting platform/CP option. So, there is merely one single fact: out of more than 200,000 web page hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, note that one...
200,000 "web hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet differently branded
The web page hosting "variety" and the site hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us come down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Imagine you are simply a normal guy who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web site making procedures and the web page hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domains and sites . Are you prepared to make your hosting choice? Is there any site hosting alternative you can pick? Sure there is, as of now there are more than 200,000 web site hosting firms in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ different site hosting brands across the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the diversity on today's web space hosting marketplace is... Period.
The webspace hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic shows that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is an enormous strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel web site hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably fulfilled most web hosting business demands. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Problem No.1: An idiotic domain folder arrangement
If you have two or more domains, though, be extremely attentive not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to erase on the hosting server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed 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. Decide for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain folder system 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 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)
Are you growing confused? We surely are!
Negative Point Number Two: The same electronic mail folder system
The mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin guys strongly increase their belief in God when handling the mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to mess things up too harshly.
Disadvantage No.3: A sheer absence of domain name manipulation GUIs
Do we need to cite the complete lack of a modern domain name administration platform - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, alter domain names' Whois info, protect the Whois info, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not contain such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's an immense drawback. An unforgivable one, we wish to point out...
Weak Side Number 4: Many login places (minimum two, max 3)
What about the need for an additional login to avail of the invoicing, domain and technical support administration section? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel webspace hosting distributor. Now and then, based on the invoicing transaction system (principally tailored for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting service provider is making use of, the keen clients can end up with two extra logins (1: the billing transaction/domain name management interface; 2: the trouble ticket support section), ending up with an aggregate of 3 user login places (including cPanel).
Disadvantage No.5: More than one hundred and twenty Control Panel departments to get to know... fast
cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 sections inside the CP. It's a wonderful idea to memorize each of them. And you'd better grasp them rapidly... That's excessively insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web space hosting distributors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...