How does cpanel-based site hosting operate?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based web hosting offerings on the present site hosting market are generated by a quite inconsiderable marketing niche (when it comes to annual cash flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web space hosting is a type of a small-sized business niche, which generates a big quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying exactly the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the entire web space hosting market supply strictly the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based hosting price tags are alike. Quite identical. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other site hosting platform/web space hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is just one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web space hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "web page hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed
The web hosting "variety" and the webspace hosting "offers" Google reveals to us come down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Suppose you are just an average chap who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the site creation processes and the web space hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domain names and sites . Are you prepared to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web space hosting option you can decide upon? Of course there is, now there are more than 200k web space hosting companies out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand different web page hosting brand names worldwide will give you exactly the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, branded in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the assortment on today's webspace hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The web space hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple math demonstrates 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 occur! Less than one in fifty...
The pros and cons of the cPanel-based web hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably covered most web site hosting business demands. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Aspect No.1: An imbecilic domain folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be ultra cautious not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to delete on the hosting server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Check for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain folder system 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)
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 growing puzzled? We undoubtedly are!
Negative Sign Number 2: The same mail folder structure
The email folder structure on the web hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin guys strongly reinforce their belief in God when coping with the electronic mail folders on the mail server, praying not to muck things up too badly.
Negative Point Number 3: An utter deficiency of domain name management interfaces
Do we need to bring up the thorough absence of a modern domain manipulation interface - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois details, alter/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not include such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a gigantic disadvantage. An unpardonable one, we want to point out...
Negative Sign Number 4: Many login locations (minimum two, maximum 3)
How about the necessity for an extra login to make use of the invoice transaction, domain and technical support administration section? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel site hosting distributor. At times, based on the billing system (especially invented for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting supplier is using, the keen users can wind up with two extra login places (1: the billing transaction/domain management system; 2: the trouble ticket support system), winding up with a total of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).
Weak Point Number Five: More than 120 site hosting Control Panel sections to memorize... promptly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 menus inside the webspace hosting CP. It's a superb idea to get to know each and every one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them promptly... That's way too insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel website hosting providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...