How does cpanel-based web hosting work?
For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel web hosting offerings on the present site hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite unsubstantial business segment (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) known as hosting reseller. Reseller site hosting is a sort of a small business segment, which provides an enormous quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet providing one and the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the site hosting offers on the whole site hosting market supply the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel web site hosting prices are similar. Very much alike. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service practically no other web page hosting platform/web site hosting CP alternative. So, there is only one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, mind that one...
200,000 "web site hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly branded
The web space hosting "variety" and the web page hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of 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. Imagine you are merely an average chap who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web page creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domain names and websites . Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any web site hosting variant you can settle on? Of course there is, as of now there are more than 200k site hosting service providers in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ unique web site hosting brands in the world will give you absolutely the same cPanel web space hosting CP and platform, branded in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the diversity on the current webspace hosting market is... Period.
The web site hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple math demonstrates that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a gigantic strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that something like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably covered all site hosting business prerequisites. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Problem Number 1: A ludicrous domain name folder configuration
If you have two or more domain names, however, be very watchful not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to erase on the web hosting server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Verify for yourself how terrific 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)
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 becoming nonplussed? We positively are!
Weak Point Number 2: The very same mail folder arrangement
The email folder configuration on the web server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin blokes strongly enhance their faith in God when handling the mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to muck things up too irretrievably.
Problem Number 3: An entire lack of domain administration sections
Do we have to point out the absolute deficiency of a contemporary domain name management platform - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domains, alter domains' Whois info, protect the Whois info, change/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not offer such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a mammoth disadvantage. An inexcusable one, we would like to point out...
Negative Aspect Number Four: Multiple login places (min 2, maximum three)
How about the demand for an additional login to utilize the invoicing transaction, domain name and tech support administration section? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel hosting provider. Now and then, on the basis of the invoice transaction tool (particularly meant for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting distributor is availing of, the enthusiastic users can wind up with 2 additional logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain name management section; 2: the ticket support software), winding up with a total of 3 login places (counting cPanel).
Drawback No.5: 120+ web hosting CP menus to memorize... briskly
cPanel presents for your consideration 120+ areas inside the web hosting CP. It's a glorious idea to pick up each of them. And you'd better grasp them quickly... That's very arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web page hosting vendors:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...