How does cpanel hosting function?
For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based webspace hosting offerings on the current web hosting market are supplied by a very unsubstantial marketing niche (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) called hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-scale marketing segment, which provides a vast number of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing literally the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the site hosting offerings on the whole hosting market furnish absolutely the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting prices are alike. Very identical. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/web site hosting CP choice. Thus, there is simply one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand webspace hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
200,000 "web page hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet diversely branded
The website hosting "variety" and the site hosting "offerings" Google presents to us boil down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different webspace hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are only an ordinary fellow who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the site creation procedures and the hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domain names and sites . Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any web hosting variant you can select? Sure there is, right now there are more than 200,000 web hosting suppliers out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ different hosting brand names in the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel web site hosting Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the assortment on the present-day web page hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The web space hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple math demonstrates that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a huge stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel web hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably met most web space hosting business prerequisites. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Shortcoming No.1: A foolish domain name folder setup
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be ultra attentive not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to erase on the web hosting server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Determine for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain name folder configuration 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)
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)
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 baffled? We absolutely are!
Predicament No.2: The same email folder structure
The electronic mail folder structure on the hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The admin blokes strongly reinforce their faith in God when managing the mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to muck things up too irreparably.
Weak Point Number Three: An entire absence of domain manipulation user interfaces
Do we need to point out the utter absence of a modern domain manipulation GUI - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domains' Whois details, shield the Whois details, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not furnish such a "modern" interface at all. That's a gigantic downside. An unpardonable one, we would like to add...
Inconvenience Number Four: Numerous login locations (minimum two, max three)
How about the demand for an extra login to use the billing transaction, domain and tech support administration interface? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based web hosting supplier. Occasionally, based on the invoicing transaction tool (principally conceived for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting company is using, the enthusiastic customers can wind up with two additional logins (1: the invoicing/domain administration interface; 2: the ticket support software), ending up with an aggregate of three user login locations (counting cPanel).
Negative Aspect Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty web space hosting CP sections to become familiar with... briskly
cPanel presents for your consideration 120+ departments inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a marvelous idea to grasp each one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them briskly... That's extremely insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web hosting firms:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...