How does cpanel-based hosting function?
For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel web space hosting offers on the present web hosting market are furnished by a quite inconsiderable business niche (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller webspace hosting is a kind of a small business segment, which supplies an enormous amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering the very same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web site hosting offers on the whole webspace hosting marketplace furnish absolutely the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based web page hosting prices are similar. Quite similar. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service almost no other web site hosting platform/hosting Control Panel option. So, there is simply one fact: out of more than 200k web page hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, note that one...
200k "web page hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly named
The web space hosting "variety" and the webspace hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us boil down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different site hosting trademarked names. Assume you are only an average person who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the website development procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domains and sites . Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web hosting alternative you can opt for? Sure there is, today there are more than two hundred thousand web page hosting companies out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ different web site hosting brands all over the world will offer you the same cPanel web page hosting CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the variety on today's web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The web site hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic reveals that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a big stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel site hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly met all webspace hosting market demands. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Drawback Number One: A moronic domain name folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extra careful not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain name, 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 situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous 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 delete the files of the add-on domains, 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)
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 growing bewildered? We surely are!
Weakness No.2: The very same electronic mail folder setup
The email folder structure on the server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin boys firmly fortify their faith in God when dealing with the mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to bungle things up too badly.
Drawback Number Three: An utter shortage of domain administration options
Do we have to point out the thorough shortage of a modern domain name administration interface - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, alter domains' Whois details, shield the Whois info, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not supply such a "modern" menu at all. That's a gigantic inconvenience. An unjustifiable one, we want to point out...
Negative Aspect No.4: Numerous user login locations (minimum 2, max 3)
What about the need for an additional login to use the billing, domain name and technical support administration system? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based web hosting provider. Now and then, on the basis of the invoicing transaction platform (especially designed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting firm is making use of, the keen customers can wind up with 2 additional login places (1: the billing/domain management user interface; 2: the ticket support tool), ending up with a total of three user login locations (including cPanel).
Predicament Number 5: 120+ Control Panel menus to grasp... swiftly
cPanel presents to your attention 120+ menus inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a wonderful idea to learn each and every one of them. And you'd better get to know them briskly... That's excessively impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based site hosting providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...