How does cpanel hosting function?
For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel web page hosting offers on the contemporary web hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite insubstantial business niche (when it comes to annual money flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller webspace hosting is a kind of a small-sized business niche, which generates a great quantity of different web hosting brands, yet offering absolutely the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offers on the whole webspace hosting market provide the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based web space hosting price tags are similar. Quite similar. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel option. So, there is simply one single fact: out of more than 200,000 webspace hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "site hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely named
The web hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google reveals to us come down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Assume you are merely an average fellow who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web page making processes and the site hosting platforms, which actually power the different domains and web portals . Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any web site hosting alternative you can settle on? Of course there is, these days there are more than 200k web space hosting corporations out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand different web hosting brands around the world will give you literally the same cPanel site hosting CP and platform, branded differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the diversity on the contemporary site hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The webspace hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics shows that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is an enormous strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel-based site hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and perhaps covered most web space hosting business prerequisites. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weak Side Number One: A foolish domain name folder setup
If you have two or more domains, though, be extremely attentive not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to remove on the web hosting server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name 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 domains, please. Observe for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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)
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 perplexed? We categorically are!
Negative Point No.2: The very same e-mail folder system
The mail folder arrangement on the server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin chums strongly strengthen their faith in God when coping with the email folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too irretrievably.
Downside Number 3: An utter absence of domain name administration menus
Do we need to cite the utter shortage of a contemporary domain management platform - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, change domains' Whois details, shield the Whois info, change/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" section at all. That's a gigantic predicament. An inexcusable one, we wish to add...
Weak Side Number Four: Multiple user login places (minimum 2, max 3)
How about the necessity for another login to make use of the invoicing transaction, domain and tech support management platform? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel webspace hosting supplier. Now and then, based on the billing system (particularly conceived for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting firm is using, the enthusiastic users can wind up with two additional login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain administration software platform; 2: the ticket support menu), ending up with an aggregate of three user login locations (counting cPanel).
Weakness Number 5: More than 120 website hosting CP areas to get acquainted with... swiftly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 areas inside the hosting Control Panel. It's a marvelous idea to learn each one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them promptly... That's very insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based site hosting suppliers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...