How does cpanel-based hosting function?
For your info, it's good to know that most of the cPanel site hosting offers on the contemporary webspace hosting marketplace are supplied by a very insignificant business niche (when it comes to yearly cash flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-sized marketing segment, which provides a vast number of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing precisely the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offers on the whole web hosting marketplace supply literally the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel web space hosting prices are identical. Quite similar. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is just one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web page hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
200,000 "web space hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed
The web space hosting "diversity" and the webspace hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us come down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web page hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are simply a normal guy who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the site development procedures and the web page hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domains and web sites . Are you prepared to make your hosting selection? Is there any hosting variant you can choose? Of course there is, today there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting service providers in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand unique webspace hosting brand names around the world will offer you literally the same cPanel webspace hosting Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the diversity on today's site hosting market is... Full stop.
The web page hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics shows that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a colossal stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel web hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably fulfilled most site hosting business demands. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Disadvantage Number 1: A foolish domain name folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be ultra watchful not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to remove on the web server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Verify for yourself how amazing 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 growing bewildered? We absolutely are!
Problem Number 2: The same e-mail folder structure
The e-mail folder configuration on the web hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The sysadmin boys firmly strengthen their belief in God when dealing with the email folders on the mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too irretrievably.
Negative Side No.3: An utter deficiency of domain manipulation user interfaces
Do we need to cite the absolute absence of a modern domain name manipulation menu - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, alter domain names' Whois information, secure the Whois information, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not provide such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a great weakness. An unpardonable one, we would like to add...
Negative Side No.4: Numerous user login places (min two, maximum three)
How about the demand for an additional login to use the invoicing transaction, domain name and technical support administration platform? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel webspace hosting distributor. At times, based on the invoice transaction platform (principally designed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting service provider is making use of, the avid users can wind up with 2 additional login places (1: the invoicing/domain management platform; 2: the trouble ticket support software solution), winding up with a total of 3 user login locations (including cPanel).
Negative Aspect Number Five: 120+ CP menus to get to know... swiftly
cPanel offers to your attention more than a hundred and twenty departments inside the CP. It's a fantastic idea to grasp each of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them rapidly... That's extremely impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting distributors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...