How does cpanel-based hosting function?
For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based web page hosting offers on the contemporary web page hosting marketplace are provided by a very inconsiderable business niche (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small-scale marketing niche, which supplies an immense amount of different web hosting brands, yet supplying literally the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web page hosting offerings on the whole website hosting market offer exactly the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting price tags are alike. Very much alike. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service practically no other webspace hosting platform/website hosting CP choice. Thus, there is simply one fact: out of more than 200k web space hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, mark that one...
200,000 "web page hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly named
The web page hosting "variety" and the webspace hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us boil down to just one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are merely a regular fellow who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the web page creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domains and web pages . Are you prepared to make your web hosting choice? Is there any hosting variant you can opt for? Sure there is, right now there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting service providers in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different hosting brands all over the world will offer you literally the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the assortment on the present hosting marketplace is... Period.
The site hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a huge stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel website hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and presumably satisfied all site hosting industry requirements. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Point No.1: A laughable domain name folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extremely watchful not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call 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 very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name 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. Discover for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain name 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)
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 becoming nonplussed? We absolutely are!
Negative Aspect No.2: The very same electronic mail folder configuration
The email folder arrangement on the server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin chums strongly enhance their belief in God when dealing with the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to mess things up too gravely.
Drawback Number Three: A sheer absence of domain name administration options
Do we have to bring up the sheer shortage of a modern domain name management menu - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, edit domain names' Whois info, shield the Whois information, change/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a mammoth shortcoming. An unjustifiable one, we wish to add...
Weak Point Number Four: Numerous user login places (minimum 2, max three)
How about the necessity for an extra login to avail of the billing transaction, domain name and tech support administration user interface? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel site hosting distributor. Now and then, based on the billing system (especially meant for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting company is utilizing, the avid customers can end up with 2 additional login places (1: the billing transaction/domain management section; 2: the ticket support platform), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (including cPanel).
Problem No.5: 120+ hosting CP menus to pick up... fast
cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the site hosting CP. It's a terrific idea to grasp each and every one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them fast... That's excessively arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel site hosting vendors:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...