How does cpanel-based website hosting operate?
For your info, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel-based website hosting offers on today's webspace hosting market are generated by a quite unsubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to annual cash flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller web site hosting is a kind of a small-scale business segment, which supplies a huge number of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying precisely the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web space hosting offerings on the entire site hosting market provide strictly the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel hosting prices are alike. Very identical. Giving those who require a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/web site hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is just a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "webspace hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely labeled
The site hosting "variety" and the web site hosting "offerings" Google shows to us boil down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are merely a regular bloke who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the web site creation processes and the web page hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domains and sites . Are you prepared to make your hosting selection? Is there any web space hosting variant you can decide upon? Of course there is, at present there are more than 200k web hosting service providers out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand different web page hosting brands worldwide will offer you literally the same cPanel webspace hosting CP and platform, labeled differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the diversity on the present-day web page hosting market is... Period.
The web page hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics reveals that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a colossal stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel-based site hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and presumably satisfied most web hosting market prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Drawback No.1: A moronic domain name folder structure
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be ultra cautious not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to erase on the web server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide for yourself how wonderful 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)
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 growing baffled? We surely are!
Negative Sign Number Two: The same e-mail folder system
The email folder configuration on the hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Making the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin chums strongly increase their faith in God when managing the mail folders on the email server, hoping not to bungle things up too irretrievably.
Downside No.3: An absolute absence of domain manipulation sections
Do we have to bring up the thorough absence of a contemporary domain name manipulation menu - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domains' Whois information, shield the Whois details, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a considerable shortcoming. An unforgettable one, we would like to point out...
Inconvenience Number Four: Numerous login locations (minimum 2, maximum 3)
How about the demand for an additional login to make use of the invoice transaction, domain and technical support administration interface? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel web page hosting company. At times, on the basis of the invoice transaction platform (particularly invented for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting firm is availing of, the earnest clients can end up with 2 additional logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain administration tool; 2: the ticket support interface), ending up with an aggregate of 3 user login locations (including cPanel).
Weak Point Number 5: More than 120 web space hosting Control Panel sections to get familiar with... rapidly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than 120 sections inside the web hosting CP. It's a fine idea to grasp each and every one of them. And you'd better get to know them rapidly... That's extremely insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web site hosting suppliers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...