How does cpanel-based hosting operate?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based web site hosting offers on the current hosting market are supplied by a very insignificant business segment (when it comes to yearly cash flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller webspace hosting is a kind of a small business segment, which provides a huge amount of different web hosting brands, yet offering absolutely the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web site hosting offers on the entire hosting marketplace furnish the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel webspace hosting price tags are identical. Very identical. Giving those who need a top web hosting service almost no other site hosting platform/Control Panel option. Thus, there is simply a single fact: out of more than 200,000 web site hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "site hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly named
The web hosting "diversity" and the web site hosting "offers" Google presents to us come down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web page hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are just an ordinary guy who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the site development procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domains and online portals . Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web site hosting variant you can settle on? Of course there is, at the moment there are more than 200,000 hosting distributors out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ different hosting brand names worldwide will offer you the very same cPanel site hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the assortment on the present-day hosting market is... Full stop.
The web hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics shows that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a great stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel-based web space hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly met most hosting industry demands. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Sign Number 1: A stupid domain folder setup
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extremely attentive not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to remove on the server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide for yourself how good cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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)
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 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 name)
Are you becoming baffled? We positively are!
Negative Sign Number 2: The same mail folder structure
The electronic mail folder configuration on the server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin blokes strongly reinforce their faith in God when dealing with the electronic mail folders on the email server, hoping not to muck things up too gravely.
Problem Number Three: An absolute shortage of domain administration menus
Do we need to bring up the absolute shortage of a contemporary domain name management platform - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domains, alter domains' Whois information, protect the Whois information, change/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not offer such a "modern" GUI at all. That's a great predicament. An unforgivable one, we want to add...
Weak Point No.4: Numerous login places (min two, max three)
What about the demand for an extra login to avail of the invoicing, domain and tech support administration software? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based webspace hosting service provider. Sometimes, on the basis of the invoice transaction tool (especially created for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting supplier is using, the avid clients can end up with 2 additional logins (1: the billing/domain management tool; 2: the ticket support menu), winding up with a total of 3 user login places (including cPanel).
Predicament Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty web space hosting CP areas to become acquainted with... swiftly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the hosting Control Panel. It's a superb idea to grasp each and every one of them. And you'd better memorize them briskly... That's extremely arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting service providers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...