How does cpanel-based web hosting function?
For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel-based webspace hosting offerings on the present site hosting market are generated by a very insubstantial marketing segment (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) named reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a kind of a small-scale business segment, which provides an enormous amount of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing exactly the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offerings on the entire web space hosting marketplace furnish absolutely the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel website hosting prices are alike. Quite identical. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other site hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is merely one single fact: out of more than 200,000 hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, remark that one...
200k "web site hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly labeled
The web space hosting "variety" and the site hosting "offers" Google presents to us come down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web space hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are only an ordinary person who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the web site creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the various domains and online portals . Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any web page hosting alternative you can opt for? Sure there is, at the moment there are more than two hundred thousand webspace hosting service providers in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand different website hosting brands in the world will offer you literally the same cPanel web space hosting CP and platform, named in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the variety on today's web site hosting market is... Period.
The web space hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple arithmetic reveals that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a gigantic stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel site hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably satisfied all webspace hosting business preconditions. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Point No.1: A ludicrous domain name folder configuration
If you have two or more domain names, however, be extra careful not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to remove on the hosting server, since they all are set up 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 placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Verify for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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 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 name)
Are you getting bewildered? We definitely are!
Negative Point Number Two: The same mail folder arrangement
The e-mail folder configuration on the hosting server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin chums strongly enhance their faith in God when dealing with the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to screw things up too irreparably.
Negative Point Number Three: A complete absence of domain manipulation tools
Do we need to mention the complete deficiency of a modern domain name manipulation tool - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domain names' Whois information, protect the Whois information, modify/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not involve such a "modern" GUI at all. That's a colossal inconvenience. An unforgettable one, we want to point out...
Weak Point Number 4: Numerous user login places (minimum two, max 3)
What about the demand for an additional login to utilize the invoice transaction, domain and tech support administration GUI? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based web page hosting distributor. At times, on the basis of the invoicing tool (particularly intended for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting supplier is utilizing, the eager clients can end up with 2 extra logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain administration user interface; 2: the trouble ticket support tool), winding up with a total of three user login locations (including cPanel).
Weak Point Number Five: 120+ website hosting Control Panel areas to grasp... swiftly
cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 menus inside the CP. It's a fine idea to get acquainted with each of them. And you'd better become familiar with them rapidly... That's quite impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel webspace hosting suppliers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...