How does cpanel-based hosting operate?
For your info, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel-based website hosting offers on the current web space hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite inconsiderable marketing segment (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) named reseller hosting. Reseller webspace hosting is a type of a small-sized business segment, which supplies a huge number of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering strictly the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the site hosting offers on the whole web site hosting marketplace offer exactly the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based hosting prices are similar. Very similar. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other hosting platform/webspace hosting CP choice. So, there is only one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand webspace hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "webspace hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet differently branded
The web page hosting "diversity" and the web page hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us boil down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web space hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are just a normal bloke who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the site making procedures and the webspace hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domain names and online portals . Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any website hosting option you can settle on? Of course there is, right now there are more than two hundred thousand web space hosting service providers in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different website hosting brands across the world will give you the very same cPanel web space hosting CP and platform, named differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the variety on the present-day hosting market is... Period.
The web space hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is an immense stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel-based webspace hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and perhaps met all hosting market requirements. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Inconvenience No.1: A laughable domain folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extra watchful not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to erase on the hosting server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Check for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain name folder configuration is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is located)
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 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 getting disorientated? We doubtlessly are!
Weak Point Number 2: The very same electronic mail folder structure
The electronic mail folder structure on the web server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes strongly enhance their belief in God when handling the email folders on the email server, praying not to screw things up too fatally.
Predicament Number 3: A sheer deficiency of domain name manipulation menus
Do we need to cite the thorough lack of a modern domain name administration interface - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domain names' Whois details, shield the Whois information, modify/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not include such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a huge drawback. An unjustifiable one, we want to point out...
Negative Sign Number Four: Many login locations (minimum two, max 3)
How about the necessity for an extra login to use the billing, domain and tech support administration software? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel web space hosting company. At times, depending on the invoicing transaction platform (principally made for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting firm is utilizing, the avid users can end up with 2 extra logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain management user interface; 2: the trouble ticket support section), ending up with a total of three user login places (including cPanel).
Shortcoming No.5: More than a hundred and twenty CP departments to get familiar with... swiftly
cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the web hosting CP. It's a glorious idea to grasp each one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them fast... That's quite arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web site hosting distributors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...