How does cpanel-based web hosting function?
For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel website hosting offerings on today's hosting marketplace are generated by a very inconsiderable marketing segment (when it comes to annual capital flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller web site hosting is a sort of a small-scale business niche, which provides a big number of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering strictly the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the hosting offerings on the entire site hosting marketplace furnish absolutely the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based web site hosting price tags are identical. Very similar. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other site hosting platform/CP choice. Thus, there is only one fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "web site hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly named
The site hosting "variety" and the hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us come down to just one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web site hosting trademarked names. Assume you are simply a normal chap who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the website development processes and the web space hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domain names and web pages . Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any website hosting option you can select? Sure there is, right now there are more than 200,000 web page hosting service providers out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand different web space hosting brand names all over the world will offer you exactly the same cPanel web site hosting CP and platform, labeled in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the assortment on the current hosting market is... Period.
The web site hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics reveals that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a big stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel-based web page hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably answered most web space hosting market prerequisites. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Inconvenience Number One: A ludicrous domain name folder setup
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extra careful not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains 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 name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Check for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain folder structure 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)
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)
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 growing bewildered? We undoubtedly are!
Weak Side Number Two: The same email folder configuration
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin boys strongly enhance their faith in God when coping with the email folders on the mail server, praying not to bungle things up too irretrievably.
Weakness Number 3: An absolute lack of domain administration sections
Do we need to cite the thorough deficiency of a modern domain manipulation interface - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domain names' Whois information, shield the Whois info, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not have such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a huge weakness. An unpardonable one, we would like to add...
Disadvantage Number 4: Numerous user login locations (min 2, max 3)
What about the necessity for an extra login to use the invoicing, domain name and technical support administration platform? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel hosting provider. At times, based on the invoicing system (principally meant for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting distributor is making use of, the zealous customers can wind up with 2 extra login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain name administration menu; 2: the ticket support user interface), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login places (counting cPanel).
Weakness Number Five: 120+ website hosting Control Panel sections to get acquainted with... promptly
cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 menus inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a glorious idea to become acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them fast... That's way too arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based hosting service providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...