How does cpanel-based hosting operate?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel web hosting offerings on the contemporary web page hosting market are furnished by a quite inconsiderable business niche (when it comes to annual money flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller webspace hosting is a kind of a small-sized marketing niche, which supplies a big quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet providing strictly the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web site hosting offers on the whole web site hosting marketplace furnish literally the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting prices are alike. Very similar. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other hosting platform/web page hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is merely a single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, mark that one...
200k "web hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently branded
The site hosting "variety" and the site hosting "offerings" Google presents to us boil down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different webspace hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are simply an average person who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web site making processes and the web page hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domains and web sites . Are you prepared to make your web hosting decision? Is there any website hosting option you can opt for? Sure there is, at present there are more than two hundred thousand web site hosting firms out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ different web hosting brand names all over the world will give you precisely the same cPanel Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the assortment on the contemporary webspace hosting marketplace is... Period.
The website hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math shows that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is an enormous strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel web hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps covered most web site hosting market demands. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Sign Number One: A moronic domain folder arrangement
If you have two or more domain names, though, be ultra attentive not to erase fully 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 quite easy to erase on the web server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Observe for yourself how great cPanel's domain name 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 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 name)
Are you growing perplexed? We positively are!
Shortcoming No.2: The very same electronic mail folder configuration
The mail folder arrangement on the web server is literally the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chums strongly fortify their faith in God when dealing with the mail folders on the mail server, praying not to screw things up too badly.
Negative Side Number Three: A complete absence of domain manipulation menus
Do we have to mention the sheer absence of a modern domain manipulation interface - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domain names, change domain names' Whois details, secure the Whois details, change/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not include such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a major downside. An unforgettable one, we would like to point out...
Negative Aspect No.4: Multiple login places (minimum two, maximum three)
How about the demand for another login to access the billing transaction, domain name and technical support management GUI? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based web site hosting company. Now and then, on the basis of the billing tool (particularly built for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting distributor is using, the ardent customers can end up with 2 extra logins (1: the billing/domain administration software platform; 2: the trouble ticket support system), winding up with an aggregate of 3 user login locations (counting cPanel).
Weak Point No.5: More than a hundred and twenty web site hosting Control Panel sections to pick up... promptly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the web site hosting CP. It's a remarkable idea to pick up each one of them. And you'd better memorize them swiftly... That's way too insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web site hosting service providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...