How does cpanel-based hosting function?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel webspace hosting offerings on the contemporary web site hosting market are provided by a quite insignificant business segment (when it comes to annual money flow) called reseller hosting. Reseller web site hosting is a kind of a small-sized business niche, which generates a big number of different web hosting brands, yet supplying precisely the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offers on the whole site hosting marketplace offer precisely the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based webspace hosting prices are identical. Quite similar. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other web site hosting platform/site hosting CP alternative. So, there is simply one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
200k "webspace hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely branded
The web site hosting "diversity" and the site hosting "offerings" Google shows to us boil down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different hosting brand names. Suppose you are only an average bloke who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the web page creation procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domain names and web pages . Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any site hosting option you can settle on? Of course there is, at the moment there are more than 200k hosting distributors in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ unique website hosting brand names worldwide will offer you absolutely the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the variety on today's website hosting marketplace is... Period.
The web site hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a great strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that something like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The pros and cons of the cPanel web hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps met most website hosting business requirements. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Side No.1: A ludicrous domain name folder arrangement
If you have two or more domain names, though, be extra attentive 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 name). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to delete on the hosting server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Discover for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain folder system 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 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)
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 nonplussed? We surely are!
Negative Sign Number Two: The very same electronic mail folder structure
The email folder configuration on the web hosting server is literally the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes strongly increase their belief in God when tackling the mail folders on the email server, praying not to mess things up too fatally.
Negative Aspect Number Three: An absolute absence of domain administration tools
Do we have to cite the thorough deficiency of a contemporary domain name management tool - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domains' Whois information, protect the Whois details, modify/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not have such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's an enormous disadvantage. An unjustifiable one, we want to add...
Negative Point Number 4: Multiple login locations (min 2, maximum 3)
What about the necessity for an extra login to utilize the invoicing, domain and tech support administration software? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel web page hosting company. Occasionally, based on the invoicing system (principally conceived for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting distributor is availing of, the avid clients can wind up with 2 extra login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name administration menu; 2: the trouble ticket support software solution), winding up with an aggregate of 3 user login places (including cPanel).
Disadvantage Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel areas to get acquainted with... fast
cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a remarkable idea to become acquainted with each of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them swiftly... That's very arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel website hosting companies:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...