How does cpanel-based web hosting function?
For your info, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel web site hosting offerings on today's site hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite insignificant marketing niche (when it comes to annual money flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller web site hosting is a type of a small-size business niche, which provides a great number of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying exactly the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offerings on the entire web site hosting market furnish strictly the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel hosting price tags are similar. Very similar. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other hosting platform/web space hosting CP choice. So, there is only one fact: out of more than 200k webspace hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "webspace hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet differently named
The webspace hosting "diversity" and the web page hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us come down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different webspace hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are merely a normal bloke who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the web page creation procedures and the hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domains and web sites . Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any site hosting variant you can decide upon? Sure there is, now there are more than 200,000 website hosting vendors out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique web site hosting brand names in the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel site hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the assortment on the present web site hosting marketplace is... Period.
The site hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic shows that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a mammoth strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel web page hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and perhaps answered most hosting industry demands. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Shortcoming Number One: A moronic domain name folder system
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extra careful not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to 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 remove on the web server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very well known 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 delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Determine for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain name folder structure 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)
Are you becoming baffled? We undoubtedly are!
Weak Side No.2: The same email folder structure
The mail folder configuration on the web server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The admin blokes firmly strengthen their belief in God when managing the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to botch things up too harshly.
Negative Aspect Number 3: A total deficiency of domain management options
Do we have to point out the total lack of a contemporary domain name administration GUI - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domain names, change domain names' Whois information, protect the Whois details, edit/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not offer such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a vast predicament. An unforgettable one, we would like to point out...
Negative Side No.4: Many login places (minimum 2, max 3)
How about the need for another login to avail of the invoicing transaction, domain name and tech support management platform? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel web space hosting supplier. Occasionally, depending on the invoicing transaction system (principally designed for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting distributor is using, the earnest clients can wind up with 2 additional login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain administration GUI; 2: the trouble ticket support interface), ending up with a total of 3 user login places (including cPanel).
Negative Sign No.5: More than 120 website hosting CP sections to get acquainted with... promptly
cPanel offers to your attention more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the web site hosting Control Panel. It's a remarkable idea to learn each one of them. And you'd better get to know them rapidly... That's extremely impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel site hosting corporations:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...