How does cpanel-based site hosting operate?
For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel hosting offers on the present-day web page hosting market are supplied by a quite unsubstantial business segment (when it comes to yearly money flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small marketing niche, which generates a big amount of different web hosting brands, yet offering absolutely the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the webspace hosting offers on the whole webspace hosting marketplace supply exactly the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based web site hosting prices are alike. Very identical. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other web page hosting platform/hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is simply a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web page hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
200k "web site hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet diversely branded
The web space hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us boil down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Imagine you are just a regular bloke who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the website making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domain names and web pages . Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any web page hosting option you can decide upon? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than two hundred thousand web space hosting service providers in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ unique webspace hosting brand names around the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the variety on the present-day web site hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The web page hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic reveals that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a big strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that something like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel-based website hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and probably satisfied most webspace hosting industry requirements. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Disadvantage No.1: An idiotic domain folder arrangement
If you have two or more domains, though, be very cautious not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to delete on the web hosting server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous 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. Observe for yourself how good cPanel's domain folder configuration 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 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)
Are you getting bewildered? We unquestionably are!
Negative Point No.2: The very same e-mail folder configuration
The mail folder configuration on the server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin guys strongly increase their belief in God when managing the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to screw things up too harshly.
Weak Point Number 3: An absolute shortage of domain name manipulation sections
Do we need to cite the complete shortage of a modern domain management GUI - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domains, edit domain names' Whois information, shield the Whois information, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not supply such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a considerable predicament. An unjustifiable one, we would like to add...
Problem Number Four: Numerous login locations (min two, maximum three)
What about the necessity for an additional login to avail of the billing transaction, domain name and tech support administration user interface? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel hosting provider. Sometimes, on the basis of the billing platform (principally made for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting vendor is using, the ardent users can end up with two additional login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain administration GUI; 2: the trouble ticket support software), ending up with an aggregate of three user login locations (counting cPanel).
Negative Point Number Five: 120+ website hosting CP sections to memorize... fast
cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 departments inside the hosting Control Panel. It's a fantastic idea to learn each one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them swiftly... That's way too impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web space hosting service providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...