How does cpanel site hosting function?
For your info, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel-based web site hosting offers on the present web space hosting marketplace are generated by a very insignificant marketing segment (as far as annual money flow is concerned) called hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-scale marketing segment, which generates a great number of different web hosting brands, yet providing precisely the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the webspace hosting offers on the entire website hosting market provide strictly the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel web hosting prices are identical. Quite similar. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service practically no other hosting platform/web hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is only one fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, mind that one...
200k "web page hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely labeled
The web space hosting "diversity" and the site hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us come down to just one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Assume you are only an average guy who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the website making procedures and the site hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domains and web portals . Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web site hosting variant you can decide upon? Of course there is, at the moment there are more than 200,000 web page hosting service providers out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different web hosting brand names around the world will give you literally the same cPanel web site hosting Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the assortment on the present-day website hosting marketplace is... Period.
The hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics shows that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a gigantic stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps answered all web site hosting market demands. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weakness Number One: An imbecilic domain folder setup
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extra watchful not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to remove on the web hosting server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Determine for yourself how great cPanel's domain folder system is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is located)
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)
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 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 getting puzzled? We clearly are!
Negative Aspect Number 2: The same email folder structure
The e-mail folder configuration on the web hosting server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin blokes strongly enhance their belief in God when tackling the electronic mail folders on the mail server, praying not to muck things up too irreparably.
Weak Side Number 3: A total lack of domain name management user interfaces
Do we need to cite the sheer absence of a contemporary domain management interface - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, change domains' Whois info, protect the Whois info, alter/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not involve such a "modern" GUI at all. That's a colossal predicament. An unjustifiable one, we would like to add...
Predicament Number Four: Numerous login locations (minimum 2, max 3)
What about the necessity for another login to utilize the billing transaction, domain name and tech support management software platform? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based web hosting company. Now and then, on the basis of the billing tool (principally built for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting distributor is utilizing, the eager customers can wind up with two extra login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain management platform; 2: the trouble ticket support software platform), winding up with a total of three login locations (counting cPanel).
Negative Side Number Five: 120+ web site hosting Control Panel menus to get acquainted with... briskly
cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 menus inside the web page hosting Control Panel. It's a glorious idea to get familiar with each of them. And you'd better grasp them quickly... That's inordinately arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web site hosting suppliers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...