How does cpanel-based website hosting function?
For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel web hosting offers on the contemporary site hosting market are supplied by a very unsubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to annual cash flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller web space hosting is a type of a small marketing segment, which furnishes a vast amount of different web hosting brands, yet supplying the very same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offerings on the entire site hosting market supply the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based web space hosting price tags are identical. Quite similar. Giving those who require a top web hosting service almost no other hosting platform/hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is just one single fact: out of more than 200k website hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, mark that one...
200,000 "hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet diversely branded
The webspace hosting "diversity" and the web space hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us come down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Assume you are simply an average fellow who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the site making procedures and the web page hosting platforms, which actually power the different domain names and web sites . Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any site hosting variant you can select? Of course there is, right now there are more than 200,000 site hosting corporations out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ different web space hosting brands around the world will give you exactly the same cPanel web page hosting CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the assortment on the present-day web site hosting marketplace is... Period.
The hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a huge stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel site hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly covered all website hosting industry prerequisites. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Point No.1: A moronic domain name folder configuration
If you have two or more domain names, however, be extra careful not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next 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 placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Discover for yourself how great cPanel's domain folder system 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 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 growing nonplussed? We undeniably are!
Negative Sign Number Two: The very same electronic mail folder system
The email folder structure on the hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Making the same error twice?!? The sysadmin chaps firmly strengthen their belief in God when managing the e-mail folders on the mail server, praying not to muck things up too badly.
Drawback Number 3: An entire absence of domain name administration options
Do we need to refer to the complete absence of a modern domain administration GUI - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domains, edit domains' Whois information, shield the Whois details, modify/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not offer such a "modern" menu at all. That's a considerable downside. An unpardonable one, we would like to add...
Problem Number Four: Multiple login places (min 2, max three)
How about the demand for an extra login to utilize the invoicing transaction, domain and tech support administration system? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel webspace hosting service provider. Now and then, depending on the invoice transaction platform (principally conceived for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting service provider is utilizing, the zealous clients can wind up with two additional login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain administration platform; 2: the ticket support software platform), ending up with an aggregate of three login locations (including cPanel).
Predicament Number Five: More than 120 web space hosting Control Panel sections to get acquainted with... promptly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the CP. It's a superb idea to learn each and every one of them. And you'd better memorize them promptly... That's way too impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel webspace hosting suppliers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...