How does cpanel-based web hosting function?
For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel-based webspace hosting offers on the contemporary website hosting marketplace are generated by a very insubstantial business segment (when it comes to annual capital flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-size marketing segment, which supplies a big amount of different web hosting brands, yet supplying one and the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web page hosting offerings on the whole web page hosting market furnish literally the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel website hosting prices are similar. Very similar. Giving those who require a top web hosting service almost no other hosting platform/webspace hosting Control Panel option. So, there is just a single fact: out of more than 200,000 web site hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
200,000 "web site hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely named
The site hosting "variety" and the web page hosting "offers" Google shows to us boil down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web site hosting trademarked names. Assume you are just a regular guy who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the web site creation procedures and the web site hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domains and web portals . Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web page hosting variant you can opt for? Of course there is, at present there are more than 200,000 webspace hosting suppliers out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ unique web hosting brand names worldwide will offer you absolutely the same cPanel webspace hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the variety on the present-day hosting market is... Period.
The web page hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic reveals that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is an enormous stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel web space hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably answered all website hosting business preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Drawback Number One: A moronic domain name folder configuration
If you have two or more domains, though, be ultra attentive not to erase completely 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). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to erase on the server, because 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 domains, please. Observe for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain name folder system 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)
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)
Are you becoming confused? We certainly are!
Downside No.2: The very same email folder arrangement
The email folder arrangement on the server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Making the same error twice?!? The sysadmin guys firmly increase their belief in God when dealing with the mail folders on the email server, praying not to muck things up too gravely.
Inconvenience Number 3: A total shortage of domain management sections
Do we have to bring up the total shortage of a contemporary domain administration interface - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domain names' Whois details, protect the Whois info, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not provide such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a gigantic inconvenience. An unforgettable one, we want to point out...
Downside Number Four: Numerous user login places (minimum 2, maximum three)
How about the demand for another login to use the billing transaction, domain name and tech support administration software platform? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based web page hosting service provider. At times, depending on the billing transaction system (principally conceived for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting distributor is utilizing, the ardent customers can wind up with two extra logins (1: the invoicing/domain administration section; 2: the ticket support platform), winding up with an aggregate of three user login places (counting cPanel).
Downside Number 5: 120+ hosting CP departments to memorize... promptly
cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ departments inside the website hosting CP. It's a marvelous idea to pick up each and every one of them. And you'd better grasp them quickly... That's way too impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web site hosting service providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...