How does cpanel site hosting operate?
For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel hosting offers on the present site hosting marketplace are provided by a very unsubstantial business segment (when it comes to yearly cash flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller site hosting is a type of a small-sized business segment, which generates a vast quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet offering exactly the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offers on the entire web site hosting market supply one and the very same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based hosting price tags are similar. Quite identical. Giving those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other web space hosting platform/web site hosting CP option. So, there is merely one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand webspace hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "web hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet diversely named
The hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us boil down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web space hosting brand names. Assume you are merely an average guy who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web site development procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domain names and web sites . Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any hosting option you can pick? Of course there is, today there are more than two hundred thousand hosting corporations in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand unique web site hosting brand names across the world will offer you precisely the same cPanel CP and platform, dubbed differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the variety on the present-day website hosting market is... Period.
The web page hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a huge strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel-based hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably satisfied all website hosting market requirements. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weakness Number 1: A dumb domain folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be ultra watchful not to erase 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). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to delete on the web server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular 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 attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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 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 getting puzzled? We clearly are!
Problem Number 2: The same email folder system
The electronic mail folder structure on the web hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin chaps firmly enhance their belief in God when dealing with the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to fuck things up too irreparably.
Problem Number 3: A sheer deficiency of domain management sections
Do we have to cite the sheer deficiency of a modern domain name management platform - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, change domain names' Whois details, protect the Whois information, change/create name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a mammoth weakness. An unpardonable one, we would like to add...
Shortcoming No.4: Many user login locations (minimum two, maximum three)
What about the demand for an extra login to access the invoicing transaction, domain and tech support administration software? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based site hosting vendor. At times, on the basis of the invoicing transaction system (especially intended for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting firm is utilizing, the avid customers can end up with 2 extra login locations (1: the billing/domain administration software; 2: the trouble ticket support section), winding up with an aggregate of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).
Weakness Number 5: 120+ webspace hosting CP departments to learn... fast
cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty departments inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a great idea to grasp each one of them. And you'd better learn them briskly... That's quite impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web hosting suppliers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...