How does cpanel-based hosting function?
For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel web hosting offers on the present-day web site hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite insubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to yearly money flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web site hosting is a sort of a small-size marketing segment, which supplies a huge amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying literally the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the site hosting offers on the whole web page hosting market supply exactly the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel web space hosting price tags are alike. Very much alike. Giving those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other web site hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is only a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web site hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
200k "hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly branded
The hosting "variety" and the web page hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us boil down to just one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web site hosting brand names. Assume you are only an average chap who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the site creation processes and the web space hosting platforms, which actually power the various domain names and sites . Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any web hosting variant you can choose? Of course there is, today there are more than 200,000 web hosting service providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ unique web page hosting brand names all over the world will give you precisely the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, named differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the diversity on the present web page hosting marketplace is... Period.
The web hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a great stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel-based hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and perhaps fulfilled most site hosting business prerequisites. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Inconvenience No.1: A moronic domain name folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extra careful 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). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to remove on the server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, 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 erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Verify for yourself how good 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)
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 disorientated? We categorically are!
Weak Point Number Two: The very same electronic mail folder configuration
The mail folder structure on the hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Making the same error twice?!? The admin chums strongly increase their belief in God when handling the email folders on the mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too gravely.
Negative Side Number Three: An absolute shortage of domain name manipulation sections
Do we have to point out the thorough shortage of a contemporary domain name manipulation interface - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domains' Whois information, shield the Whois details, edit/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's an enormous predicament. An unjustifiable one, we want to add...
Negative Point Number Four: Many user login locations (minimum two, max 3)
How about the need for another login to utilize the invoice transaction, domain and tech support management user interface? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based hosting supplier. Now and then, depending on the billing transaction system (particularly devised for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting company is utilizing, the enthusiastic users can end up with two extra login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain administration section; 2: the ticket support platform), winding up with a total of 3 user login places (including cPanel).
Negative Point Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty site hosting CP areas to become familiar with... briskly
cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ areas inside the hosting Control Panel. It's a wonderful idea to become acquainted with each of them. And you'd better grasp them promptly... That's way too impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel webspace hosting corporations:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...