How does cpanel-based website hosting function?
For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel hosting offerings on the contemporary website hosting marketplace are supplied by a very insignificant business niche (when it comes to annual money flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-scale marketing niche, which provides a great quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing one and the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offerings on the whole website hosting marketplace offer the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting price tags are identical. Very similar. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other webspace hosting platform/web page hosting CP choice. Thus, there is merely one single fact: out of more than 200k website hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, mind that one...
200k "site hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet differently named
The website hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google reveals to us boil down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web space hosting trademarked names. Assume you are simply an average bloke who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the web site making processes and the web space hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domains and online portals . Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web space hosting alternative you can decide upon? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than 200k web site hosting vendors in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ different site hosting brands all over the world will give you the very same cPanel web space hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the diversity on the current web site hosting market is... Period.
The web space hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple arithmetic reveals that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is an enormous stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel webspace hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably satisfied all hosting business demands. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Inconvenience Number One: A laughable domain folder configuration
If you have two or more domain names, though, be extremely watchful not to remove 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). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to delete on the server, since they all are placed 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 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 domains, please. Check for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain name folder structure 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 name)
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 name)
Are you getting baffled? We positively are!
Negative Point No.2: The very same electronic mail folder configuration
The e-mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chaps firmly enhance their faith in God when handling the mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too gravely.
Negative Side Number Three: An entire absence of domain manipulation options
Do we need to point out the entire shortage of a contemporary domain name management interface - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domains, edit domain names' Whois information, shield the Whois info, change/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "modern" section at all. That's a vast shortcoming. An unforgettable one, we wish to point out...
Disadvantage No.4: Multiple login locations (min two, maximum three)
What about the demand for an additional login to utilize the billing, domain name and tech support management system? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel web site hosting company. Occasionally, based on the invoicing transaction platform (principally intended for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting company is utilizing, the devoted customers can end up with 2 additional logins (1: the billing/domain name management user interface; 2: the trouble ticket support software), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login places (including cPanel).
Negative Point Number Five: More than 120 web page hosting Control Panel sections to become familiar with... fast
cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ menus inside the web hosting CP. It's a marvelous idea to pick up each and every one of them. And you'd better memorize them quickly... That's extremely arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel hosting firms:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...