How does cpanel-based hosting function?
For your info, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel-based web page hosting offerings on the contemporary website hosting market are provided by a quite inconsiderable marketing niche (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) called reseller hosting. Reseller web site hosting is a kind of a small-sized marketing niche, which furnishes an immense amount of different web hosting brand names, yet offering strictly the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the webspace hosting offers on the entire hosting marketplace supply strictly the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel site hosting price tags are alike. Very similar. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is merely one fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
200k "webspace hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely dubbed
The hosting "diversity" and the web site hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us come down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different site hosting brand names. Imagine you are only a normal fellow who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the site creation procedures and the hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domain names and sites . Are you prepared to make your hosting selection? Is there any web space hosting option you can settle on? Sure there is, now there are more than 200k webspace hosting companies in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ different webspace hosting brand names around the world will give you precisely the same cPanel Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the assortment on the present-day web site hosting marketplace is... Period.
The web page hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic shows that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a huge stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that something like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel web site hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly fulfilled all web page hosting industry requirements. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Downside Number 1: A stupid domain folder setup
If you have two or more domains, though, be ultra careful not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to remove on the hosting server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed 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. Observe for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain folder system is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is situated)
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)
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 name)
Are you becoming puzzled? We definitely are!
Weak Point No.2: The same e-mail folder system
The mail folder structure on the server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin boys firmly fortify their belief in God when tackling the e-mail folders on the email server, hoping not to fuck things up too seriously.
Predicament No.3: An utter deficiency of domain name manipulation GUIs
Do we need to cite the entire deficiency of a modern domain management interface - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, alter domain names' Whois info, shield the Whois details, change/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not supply such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's an immense problem. An unjustifiable one, we want to point out...
Negative Sign Number 4: Numerous login locations (min two, maximum three)
What about the demand for an extra login to avail of the billing transaction, domain and tech support management software platform? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel web site hosting company. Now and then, based on the invoice transaction system (especially intended for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting provider is making use of, the eager users can end up with two additional logins (1: the billing/domain name administration menu; 2: the trouble ticket support menu), ending up with an aggregate of 3 user login places (including cPanel).
Shortcoming No.5: More than a hundred and twenty web space hosting CP sections to become acquainted with... briskly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 areas inside the website hosting CP. It's a glorious idea to learn each of them. And you'd better become familiar with them briskly... That's inordinately impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel webspace hosting firms:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...