How does cpanel-based web hosting function?
For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel web space hosting offers on the current website hosting market are furnished by a quite unsubstantial marketing segment (as far as annual money flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small business niche, which generates an immense number of different web hosting brands, yet providing literally the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the web page hosting offerings on the whole web page hosting marketplace supply one and the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel webspace hosting prices are similar. Very similar. Giving those who need a top web hosting service practically no other site hosting platform/hosting CP option. So, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200,000 webspace hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, remark that one...
200k "webspace hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed
The site hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google presents to us come down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different hosting trademarked names. Assume you are only an ordinary chap who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web site creation procedures and the web page hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domains and websites . Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any website hosting option you can select? Of course there is, these days there are more than two hundred thousand web site hosting suppliers in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ unique web hosting brands all over the world will offer you literally the same cPanel webspace hosting CP and platform, branded in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the diversity on the present-day web space hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The web page hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple math shows that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a colossal strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel web site hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and perhaps satisfied most web site hosting market demands. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Drawback Number One: A stupid domain folder setup
If you have two or more domains, however, be ultra attentive not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to erase on the web hosting server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Examine for yourself how great cPanel's domain folder configuration 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 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)
Are you becoming perplexed? We clearly are!
Negative Sign Number Two: The same mail folder structure
The e-mail folder configuration on the web server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin boys strongly reinforce their belief in God when managing the mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to botch things up too harshly.
Weak Point Number 3: An absolute shortage of domain name administration interfaces
Do we need to refer to the absolute deficiency of a contemporary domain administration menu - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domain names' Whois details, shield the Whois details, change/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not offer such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a colossal shortcoming. An inexcusable one, we wish to add...
Negative Aspect Number 4: Numerous user login locations (minimum two, maximum 3)
How about the necessity for another login to make use of the billing transaction, domain name and tech support management software platform? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel web site hosting corporation. At times, on the basis of the billing transaction tool (especially devised for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting provider is making use of, the keen clients can end up with 2 additional login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain administration section; 2: the ticket support platform), ending up with a total of three login places (counting cPanel).
Predicament Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty webspace hosting CP areas to get familiar with... fast
cPanel presents for your consideration more than 120 departments inside the webspace hosting CP. It's a terrific idea to pick up each one of them. And you'd better pick them up briskly... That's extremely impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based hosting firms:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...