How does cpanel site hosting function?
For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based web hosting offerings on the contemporary website hosting marketplace are furnished by a very inconsiderable marketing segment (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) called reseller hosting. Reseller webspace hosting is a type of a small marketing segment, which provides a huge amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering literally the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the web space hosting offers on the entire web page hosting marketplace supply one and the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel site hosting price tags are similar. Very much alike. Giving those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other hosting platform/hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is merely one single fact: out of more than 200,000 webspace hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
200,000 "web page hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly named
The web page hosting "variety" and the web site hosting "offers" Google presents to us boil down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different site hosting brand names. Imagine you are just a normal fellow who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web page development procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domains and web pages . Are you prepared to make your hosting choice? Is there any hosting variant you can settle on? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than 200,000 webspace hosting corporations in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ unique website hosting brand names all over the world will give you exactly the same cPanel web page hosting Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the assortment on the current webspace hosting market is... Period.
The web site hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic reveals that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a colossal strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that an event like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably fulfilled all web page hosting industry preconditions. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weak Point Number 1: A foolish domain name folder structure
If you have two or more domain names, however, be extra careful not to delete 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 name). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to remove on the web server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, 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 remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Examine for yourself how good cPanel's domain folder configuration 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)
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 puzzled? We absolutely are!
Inconvenience Number Two: The same email folder structure
The mail folder configuration on the web hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes strongly reinforce their faith in God when tackling the email folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to muck things up too fatally.
Predicament No.3: A sheer shortage of domain name management sections
Do we need to bring up the entire absence of a contemporary domain management interface - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, alter domain names' Whois info, shield the Whois info, modify/create name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not include such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a colossal downside. An unjustifiable one, we wish to add...
Weakness Number Four: Many user login locations (minimum 2, max three)
What about the need for an additional login to utilize the invoicing, domain and technical support management platform? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based hosting firm. Occasionally, on the basis of the billing tool (principally devised for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting firm is making use of, the earnest users can end up with two additional login places (1: the invoicing/domain administration platform; 2: the ticket support menu), winding up with a total of three user login places (including cPanel).
Weakness Number Five: More than 120 webspace hosting CP areas to get acquainted with... swiftly
cPanel presents for your consideration 120+ areas inside the web site hosting CP. It's a fine idea to get acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better learn them rapidly... That's inordinately insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web space hosting corporations:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...