How does cpanel hosting operate?
For your info, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel-based web space hosting offers on the current web space hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite insignificant business segment (when it comes to yearly cash flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller web site hosting is a kind of a small-sized marketing segment, which provides an enormous amount of different web hosting brands, yet offering literally the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the site hosting offers on the entire webspace hosting marketplace provide one and the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based site hosting prices are alike. Very much alike. Giving those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/web space hosting Control Panel option. So, there is merely one single fact: out of more than 200,000 web space hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, mark that one...
200,000 "hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly labeled
The web page hosting "diversity" and the web site hosting "offers" Google presents to us come down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web site hosting brand names. Suppose you are merely an average person who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the website development procedures and the web page hosting platforms, which actually power the various domain names and websites . Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any site hosting alternative you can select? Sure there is, today there are more than 200k web site hosting vendors out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ unique web space hosting brand names across the world will offer you exactly the same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the variety on today's website hosting market is... Period.
The web space hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is an enormous strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel web hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and probably fulfilled all web page hosting market prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Inconvenience Number One: A ludicrous domain name folder setup
If you have two or more domains, though, be extra attentive not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next 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 remove on the hosting server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Discover for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain name 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)
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 growing baffled? We definitely are!
Problem Number Two: The same electronic mail folder system
The email folder configuration on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The sysadmin boys strongly fortify their faith in God when dealing with the email folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to mess things up too seriously.
Downside Number Three: A complete shortage of domain name administration sections
Do we have to bring up the complete deficiency of a modern domain administration interface - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domain names' Whois info, shield the Whois information, alter/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a big problem. An unpardonable one, we wish to point out...
Weakness No.4: Multiple user login locations (minimum two, maximum three)
How about the necessity for an additional login to access the invoicing, domain and tech support management system? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel web site hosting service provider. At times, depending on the billing tool (principally devised for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting provider is using, the keen users can wind up with 2 additional login locations (1: the billing/domain name management software; 2: the ticket support GUI), winding up with a total of 3 login locations (including cPanel).
Predicament Number Five: More than 120 hosting CP departments to get acquainted with... briskly
cPanel presents to your attention 120+ departments inside the web page hosting CP. It's a wonderful idea to get familiar with each one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them promptly... That's very arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel hosting suppliers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...