How does cpanel site hosting function?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based web space hosting offers on the contemporary web space hosting market are provided by a very unsubstantial business niche (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) called reseller hosting. Reseller web page hosting is a kind of a small-size business niche, which supplies an enormous quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing absolutely the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98% of the web hosting offerings on the whole web space hosting marketplace offer strictly the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based webspace hosting price tags are alike. Very much alike. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/web page hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is simply one fact: out of more than 200,000 site hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, mind that one...
200,000 "web hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet diversely named
The webspace hosting "diversity" and the webspace hosting "offers" Google presents to us come down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Suppose you are simply a regular chap who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the website making procedures and the web space hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domain names and websites . Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any website hosting alternative you can opt for? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than 200,000 hosting corporations out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different hosting brands around the world will give you literally the same cPanel Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the diversity on the present-day web page hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The webspace hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple math demonstrates that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is an immense stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel site hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and perhaps fulfilled all website hosting market demands. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Problem No.1: A moronic domain folder structure
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be ultra attentive not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next 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 erase on the web hosting server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide for yourself how fabulous 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 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)
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 bewildered? We unquestionably are!
Inconvenience No.2: The same email folder arrangement
The mail folder configuration on the server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin boys firmly enhance their faith in God when coping with the email folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to fuck things up too harshly.
Predicament No.3: A sheer absence of domain management options
Do we need to refer to the total lack of a modern domain name administration GUI - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domains, change domains' Whois info, shield the Whois info, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not include such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a vast shortcoming. An unpardonable one, we wish to add...
Drawback Number 4: Multiple user login places (minimum 2, maximum 3)
How about the demand for another login to make use of the billing, domain name and technical support administration GUI? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel web page hosting vendor. Sometimes, depending on the invoicing transaction platform (especially devised for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting firm is using, the ardent users can end up with 2 additional login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain administration user interface; 2: the ticket support user interface), winding up with a total of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).
Negative Sign No.5: More than one hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel areas to get acquainted with... quickly
cPanel offers to your attention 120+ areas inside the webspace hosting Control Panel. It's a marvelous idea to get to know each one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them fast... That's way too impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web site hosting distributors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...