How does cpanel web hosting function?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel web space hosting offers on the present web hosting market are generated by a quite inconsiderable marketing niche (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) called hosting reseller. Reseller web space hosting is a kind of a small-scale marketing segment, which generates a vast number of different web hosting brands, yet providing one and the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offers on the entire site hosting marketplace provide exactly the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based site hosting price tags are identical. Quite identical. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/website hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is just a single fact: out of more than 200k webspace hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, note that one...
200k "webspace hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly branded
The webspace hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google reveals to us boil down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are simply an ordinary fellow who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the website making procedures and the webspace hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domain names and websites . Are you prepared to make your hosting selection? Is there any site hosting variant you can opt for? Sure there is, today there are more than 200,000 web page hosting service providers in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ different web space hosting brands worldwide will give you strictly the same cPanel webspace hosting CP and platform, named differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the diversity on today's website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The website hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a gigantic stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The pros and cons of the cPanel-based webspace hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly satisfied most web hosting market demands. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Side Number 1: A dumb domain name folder setup
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extra attentive not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to delete on the web hosting server, since they all are located 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 attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. See for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain name folder setup 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)
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)
Are you growing perplexed? We clearly are!
Negative Side Number 2: The same e-mail folder structure
The email folder configuration on the web hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin guys firmly increase their faith in God when dealing with the email folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to mess things up too severely.
Negative Sign Number 3: A sheer lack of domain manipulation GUIs
Do we have to cite the total deficiency of a contemporary domain management GUI - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domain names' Whois details, protect the Whois information, edit/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "modern" section at all. That's a big inconvenience. An unjustifiable one, we wish to add...
Negative Aspect Number Four: Many login locations (min 2, maximum 3)
How about the demand for an extra login to use the invoicing transaction, domain name and tech support management GUI? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel website hosting company. Now and then, on the basis of the billing transaction system (especially devised for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting distributor is making use of, the devoted customers can wind up with two extra login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name management section; 2: the trouble ticket support platform), ending up with a total of 3 user login locations (counting cPanel).
Negative Aspect Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty web page hosting CP sections to become acquainted with... swiftly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 sections inside the web space hosting CP. It's an excellent idea to get acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them briskly... That's way too insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web site hosting corporations:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...