How does cpanel-based website hosting function?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based web space hosting offers on the current web hosting market are generated by a very insubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to annual cash flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-scale marketing niche, which supplies a huge number of different web hosting brand names, yet offering literally the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web space hosting offerings on the whole webspace hosting market furnish the very same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel web space hosting price tags are similar. Very similar. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service practically no other site hosting platform/hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is only one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...
200k "web page hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed
The hosting "diversity" and the web page hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us come down to just one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are merely a regular bloke who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the site development procedures and the web page hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domain names and online portals . Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any web site hosting option you can decide upon? Sure there is, today there are more than 200k webspace hosting suppliers in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ different webspace hosting brand names across the world will offer you literally the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, branded in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the assortment on the present web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The webspace hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a colossal stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel website hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably met most web hosting business prerequisites. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Predicament Number One: A dumb domain folder structure
If you have two or more domain names, however, be extremely cautious not to remove fully 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 name). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to remove on the server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Observe for yourself how good cPanel's domain folder setup 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)
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)
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 baffled? We doubtlessly are!
Predicament Number 2: The same electronic mail folder arrangement
The electronic mail folder configuration on the server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin chums strongly strengthen their faith in God when handling the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to botch things up too irretrievably.
Disadvantage Number 3: An absolute lack of domain management interfaces
Do we have to refer to the absolute shortage of a contemporary domain administration GUI - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domains, alter domain names' Whois details, secure the Whois info, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "modern" interface at all. That's a mammoth problem. An unforgivable one, we want to add...
Negative Point Number Four: Multiple user login locations (min 2, maximum 3)
What about the demand for an additional login to utilize the billing transaction, domain name and technical support administration interface? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel web site hosting provider. Sometimes, based on the invoicing system (principally created for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting provider is making use of, the eager customers can wind up with two extra login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain name management software solution; 2: the trouble ticket support tool), winding up with a total of 3 login locations (including cPanel).
Problem No.5: 120+ web space hosting Control Panel sections to pick up... swiftly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than 120 menus inside the hosting Control Panel. It's a fantastic idea to pick up each of them. And you'd better get to know them quickly... That's inordinately insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web space hosting providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...