How does cpanel-based hosting operate?
For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based web space hosting offers on the contemporary webspace hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite unsubstantial business segment (when it comes to yearly money flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small-scale marketing segment, which generates an immense amount of different web hosting brand names, yet providing strictly the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the webspace hosting offers on the whole web hosting marketplace offer the very same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based hosting prices are alike. Very much alike. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other web space hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is merely a single fact: out of more than 200,000 webspace hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
200,000 "web page hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet differently branded
The web hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us come down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web site hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are only a normal bloke who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the website making procedures and the web site hosting platforms, which actually power the various domains and web sites . Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any web page hosting option you can decide upon? Sure there is, these days there are more than 200,000 web space hosting suppliers in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ unique website hosting brand names all over the world will give you exactly the same cPanel hosting CP and platform, branded differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how great the diversity on the contemporary web site hosting market is... Full stop.
The website hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic reveals that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a mammoth stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel web site hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly answered most web hosting industry preconditions. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Downside Number 1: A dumb domain name folder structure
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be ultra attentive not to erase entirely 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 quite simple to erase on the web hosting server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, 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 delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Determine for yourself how amazing 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)
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 perplexed? We positively are!
Weak Point No.2: The very same e-mail folder configuration
The e-mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The admin boys strongly enhance their belief in God when handling the e-mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to screw things up too irreparably.
Weakness Number Three: An utter deficiency of domain name administration user interfaces
Do we have to cite the complete shortage of a modern domain name management GUI - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, modify domain names' Whois information, protect the Whois info, alter/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not offer such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a major inconvenience. An unjustifiable one, we would like to add...
Problem No.4: Numerous login locations (min two, maximum 3)
What about the need for an extra login to access the invoicing transaction, domain and technical support management section? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based web site hosting service provider. At times, depending on the billing transaction tool (particularly designed for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting service provider is using, the earnest users can end up with 2 extra logins (1: the billing transaction/domain name management section; 2: the trouble ticket support system), ending up with a total of three login locations (counting cPanel).
Downside Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty CP areas to get to know... fast
cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 menus inside the web space hosting Control Panel. It's a fantastic idea to become acquainted with each of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them quickly... That's inordinately arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web hosting providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...