How does cpanel hosting function?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based web site hosting offerings on today's webspace hosting market are generated by a very insignificant marketing segment (when it comes to yearly cash flow) called reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a type of a small business niche, which furnishes an enormous quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering literally the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the site hosting offerings on the entire webspace hosting market offer exactly the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel site hosting price tags are alike. Very similar. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other webspace hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is merely a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand site hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
200,000 "site hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently named
The web page hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us come down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web site hosting brand names. Assume you are only a regular fellow who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the site development processes and the web page hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domain names and websites . Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any web space hosting alternative you can decide upon? Of course there is, today there are more than two hundred thousand site hosting distributors out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique hosting brand names worldwide will offer you strictly the same cPanel web space hosting CP and platform, labeled differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the variety on today's web hosting marketplace is... Period.
The web page hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is an immense strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel-based web hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and presumably satisfied all web space hosting business prerequisites. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Point Number 1: A moronic domain folder arrangement
If you have two or more domain names, however, be extra watchful not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to 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 simple to erase on the server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very famous 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 attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Observe for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain folder structure 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 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 getting disorientated? We categorically are!
Downside No.2: The same e-mail folder arrangement
The e-mail folder configuration on the web hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Making the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin boys firmly fortify their faith in God when managing the mail folders on the email server, hoping not to fuck things up too severely.
Negative Sign Number Three: A total shortage of domain management tools
Do we have to bring up the utter shortage of a contemporary domain name manipulation platform - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domains' Whois info, secure the Whois details, alter/create name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not include such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a vast shortcoming. An unjustifiable one, we want to add...
Drawback Number 4: Multiple login places (minimum two, maximum 3)
How about the necessity for an extra login to use the billing, domain and tech support management software solution? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based site hosting supplier. At times, based on the invoicing transaction tool (particularly made for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting supplier is utilizing, the avid users can wind up with two extra login locations (1: the billing/domain management platform; 2: the ticket support software platform), winding up with an aggregate of three user login locations (including cPanel).
Weak Point Number 5: 120+ webspace hosting CP sections to get to know... promptly
cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the webspace hosting CP. It's a fine idea to get acquainted with each of them. And you'd better pick them up swiftly... That's way too arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web space hosting distributors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...