How does cpanel-based hosting work?
For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel-based site hosting offers on the present web hosting marketplace are generated by a very inconsiderable business segment (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) known as reseller hosting. Reseller site hosting is a type of a small-size marketing niche, which furnishes an enormous quantity of different web hosting brands, yet providing exactly the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offers on the entire web space hosting market offer one and the very same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based hosting prices are alike. Very similar. Giving those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other web space hosting platform/CP alternative. Thus, there is only one fact: out of more than 200k hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
200k "website hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet differently named
The web site hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offerings" Google presents to us come down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web page hosting trademarked names. Assume you are only an average person who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the web page development processes and the web site hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domain names and websites . Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any web hosting option you can select? Sure there is, now there are more than two hundred thousand hosting vendors in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ unique website hosting brand names worldwide will give you the very same cPanel site hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the diversity on the contemporary web page hosting market is... Period.
The web hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics reveals that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is an enormous stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel webspace hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps fulfilled all site hosting industry prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Predicament Number One: A foolish domain folder structure
If you have two or more domain names, though, be ultra attentive not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to erase on the server, since they all are placed 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 name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Examine for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain name folder setup 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)
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 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 getting puzzled? We doubtlessly are!
Drawback Number 2: The same e-mail folder configuration
The mail folder configuration on the web hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin boys strongly reinforce their belief in God when managing the mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to screw things up too gravely.
Predicament Number Three: An utter lack of domain name manipulation options
Do we need to refer to the utter absence of a contemporary domain administration menu - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, alter domain names' Whois information, protect the Whois details, modify/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not have such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a huge shortcoming. An inexcusable one, we wish to add...
Negative Aspect Number 4: Many login locations (minimum two, maximum 3)
What about the demand for an additional login to access the invoice transaction, domain name and tech support management GUI? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel site hosting provider. Sometimes, on the basis of the billing transaction tool (principally meant for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting vendor is utilizing, the enthusiastic customers can wind up with 2 extra login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain administration menu; 2: the trouble ticket support section), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).
Problem Number 5: More than 120 web space hosting CP sections to pick up... fast
cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty areas inside the Control Panel. It's a fabulous idea to become familiar with each one of them. And you'd better get to know them rapidly... That's excessively insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel website hosting suppliers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...