How does cpanel-based web hosting work?
For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel-based site hosting offers on the present website hosting market are furnished by a very inconsiderable business segment (when it comes to annual capital flow) called reseller hosting. Reseller web space hosting is a type of a small-sized business niche, which furnishes an immense number of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying absolutely 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 web page hosting offerings on the entire web site hosting market provide strictly the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based web site hosting price tags are identical. Very much alike. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other webspace hosting platform/hosting CP choice. Thus, there is only one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
200k "website hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet diversely named
The website hosting "diversity" and the webspace hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us boil down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different webspace hosting brand names. Imagine you are merely a normal guy who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the web page creation procedures and the web site hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domains and web portals . Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web hosting option you can decide upon? Sure there is, as of now there are more than 200k website hosting companies out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ different website hosting brands all over the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel hosting CP and platform, labeled differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the variety on the contemporary web site hosting market is... Period.
The webspace hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math demonstrates that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a huge strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The pros and cons of the cPanel webspace hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly covered most web page hosting market requirements. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weakness Number 1: A stupid domain folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extra attentive not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to remove on the hosting server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous 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 attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. See for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain folder setup 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)
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 growing baffled? We categorically are!
Weakness No.2: The very same electronic mail folder setup
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes strongly fortify their faith in God when coping with the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to screw things up too fatally.
Shortcoming Number Three: An utter lack of domain name management user interfaces
Do we have to mention the entire lack of a modern domain name management GUI - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domain names, change domains' Whois information, shield the Whois info, alter/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not offer such a "modern" GUI at all. That's a colossal weakness. An unforgettable one, we would like to point out...
Negative Sign No.4: Numerous user login locations (min two, max three)
How about the necessity for an additional login to make use of the billing transaction, domain name and tech support administration GUI? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel web space hosting distributor. At times, based on the billing transaction platform (principally built for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting provider is making use of, the keen users can wind up with 2 extra login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain name administration software solution; 2: the trouble ticket support tool), winding up with a total of three user login places (counting cPanel).
Weakness Number Five: More than 120 web hosting Control Panel departments to memorize... briskly
cPanel offers to your attention 120+ sections inside the web page hosting CP. It's a remarkable idea to become familiar with each one of them. And you'd better pick them up swiftly... That's inordinately arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web page hosting service providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...