How does cpanel-based website hosting function?
For your info, it's good to know that most of the cPanel-based hosting offers on the contemporary web site hosting marketplace are provided by a very inconsiderable business segment (when it comes to annual cash flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small marketing niche, which furnishes a great amount of different web hosting brands, yet supplying literally the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the entire web site hosting marketplace supply strictly the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based web space hosting price tags are similar. Very much alike. Giving those who require a top web hosting service practically no other webspace hosting platform/webspace hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is merely a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web site hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, note that one...
200k "web site hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet diversely labeled
The web site hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google presents to us boil down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different hosting trademarked names. Assume you are just a regular bloke who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the website development processes and the web site hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domains and websites . Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any web page hosting alternative you can select? Of course there is, today there are more than two hundred thousand web site hosting service providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ unique web space hosting brands across the world will offer you literally the same cPanel webspace hosting CP and platform, branded in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the assortment on the present website hosting market is... Period.
The web space hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic shows that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a colossal strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel-based site hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably covered all website hosting market requirements. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Aspect No.1: An idiotic domain name folder setup
If you have two or more domain names, though, be extremely watchful not to erase fully 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 delete on the hosting server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domains, 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 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)
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 definitely are!
Negative Sign Number 2: The same electronic mail folder system
The e-mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The admin chaps firmly strengthen their belief in God when dealing with the e-mail folders on the mail server, praying not to muck things up too fatally.
Inconvenience Number Three: A thorough deficiency of domain manipulation sections
Do we have to point out the complete deficiency of a modern domain name management interface - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domains' Whois information, secure the Whois info, change/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not involve such a "modern" GUI at all. That's a huge inconvenience. An unjustifiable one, we wish to add...
Weak Point Number Four: Many login locations (minimum 2, max 3)
How about the need for an extra login to utilize the invoice transaction, domain and technical support management software platform? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel web site hosting service provider. Occasionally, depending on the billing transaction system (particularly developed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting company is availing of, the zealous clients can end up with two extra login places (1: the invoicing/domain administration user interface; 2: the ticket support menu), ending up with a total of three login places (including cPanel).
Negative Sign No.5: More than 120 web space hosting Control Panel sections to memorize... rapidly
cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the web space hosting CP. It's a fine idea to memorize each of them. And you'd better learn them quickly... That's extremely impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel hosting distributors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...