How does cpanel-based hosting work?
For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel web hosting offers on the contemporary site hosting market are provided by a quite insignificant marketing segment (when it comes to annual cash flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small marketing segment, which provides a huge number of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering strictly the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web site hosting offers on the entire web page hosting market offer literally the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel website hosting price tags are identical. Quite similar. Giving those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other webspace hosting platform/webspace hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is merely one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand webspace hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "web site hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly branded
The site hosting "diversity" and the web site hosting "offerings" Google shows to us come down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different site hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are merely an average fellow who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the web site development processes and the hosting platforms, which actually power the various domains and sites . Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any website hosting variant you can choose? Of course there is, right now there are more than two hundred thousand web page hosting service providers out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ different web space hosting brand names around the world will give you strictly the same cPanel web page hosting Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the variety on today's web page hosting market is... Full stop.
The website hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic reveals that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is an immense stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel web hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably covered all hosting business demands. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Inconvenience Number One: A moronic domain folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extra attentive not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to erase on the web hosting server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. See for yourself how good cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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 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 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 growing confused? We definitely are!
Negative Side Number Two: The same email folder system
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Making the same error twice?!? The admin chums strongly reinforce their belief in God when handling the mail folders on the email server, praying not to botch things up too irreparably.
Negative Point Number Three: A total lack of domain name manipulation menus
Do we have to refer to the absolute absence of a contemporary domain manipulation interface - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domains' Whois information, protect the Whois information, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not include such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a mammoth disadvantage. An inexcusable one, we want to point out...
Downside Number 4: Numerous login places (minimum two, max 3)
How about the necessity for an additional login to make use of the invoicing transaction, domain name and tech support administration software platform? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel website hosting firm. Now and then, depending on the billing transaction system (especially tailored for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting corporation is availing of, the devoted customers can wind up with two additional login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name administration system; 2: the trouble ticket support interface), ending up with an aggregate of three login places (including cPanel).
Downside Number Five: 120+ website hosting CP sections to become familiar with... quickly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the web page hosting CP. It's a terrific idea to become acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them fast... That's very insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web site hosting companies:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...