How does cpanel-based website hosting function?
For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel site hosting offerings on the present hosting marketplace are supplied by a very insignificant business niche (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) known as hosting reseller. Reseller hosting is a sort of a small-size business niche, which supplies a great quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet offering the very same services: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the site hosting offerings on the whole web hosting market provide one and the very same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based webspace hosting price tags are alike. Very much alike. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is simply one single fact: out of more than 200,000 webspace hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
200,000 "web page hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named
The website hosting "variety" and the site hosting "offers" Google shows to us come down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web space hosting brand names. Assume you are just a normal fellow who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the website making processes and the web space hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domains and online portals . Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any site hosting option you can decide upon? Of course there is, right now there are more than 200,000 web page hosting firms out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ unique webspace hosting brand names worldwide will give you strictly the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, branded differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the diversity on the contemporary webspace hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The site hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics shows that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a gigantic stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel web site hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably met all site hosting business requirements. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Side No.1: A foolish domain name folder system
If you have two or more domain names, though, be extra careful not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to remove on the web hosting server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. See for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain folder structure 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)
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 getting confused? We surely are!
Inconvenience Number 2: The very same mail folder setup
The e-mail folder structure on the server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes strongly reinforce their belief in God when dealing with the email folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to mess things up too seriously.
Predicament Number 3: A complete deficiency of domain administration GUIs
Do we need to cite the entire deficiency of a contemporary domain name administration menu - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domain names' Whois information, protect the Whois info, alter/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not provide such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's an enormous problem. An unjustifiable one, we would like to add...
Shortcoming No.4: Many user login places (minimum 2, maximum three)
What about the necessity for an extra login to use the billing transaction, domain and tech support management tool? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel web space hosting supplier. Occasionally, depending on the billing system (especially conceived for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting company is availing of, the avid customers can wind up with 2 additional login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain name management GUI; 2: the trouble ticket support software), ending up with a total of three login locations (counting cPanel).
Weak Point Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel menus to get familiar with... briskly
cPanel offers to your attention more than 120 areas inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a wonderful idea to learn each of them. And you'd better grasp them promptly... That's extremely impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web hosting service providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...