How does cpanel-based site hosting operate?
For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based website hosting offerings on the current web hosting marketplace are provided by a quite insignificant marketing segment (when it comes to annual cash flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller web site hosting is a type of a small-size business niche, which generates a big quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering precisely the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the webspace hosting offerings on the whole hosting marketplace supply one and the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based site hosting prices are alike. Very much alike. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other web site hosting platform/hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200,000 web page hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "webspace hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet diversely dubbed
The web page hosting "diversity" and the site hosting "offerings" Google shows to us come down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different site hosting brand names. Suppose you are simply a regular person who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the website making processes and the web page hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domains and web sites . Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any hosting alternative you can pick? Of course there is, these days there are more than two hundred thousand web site hosting vendors in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ unique webspace hosting brand names around the world will offer you the same cPanel CP and platform, labeled in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the variety on the present-day hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The site hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple math demonstrates that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting company is an immense stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel-based webspace hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and probably covered all hosting business requirements. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Shortcoming No.1: An idiotic domain name folder arrangement
If you have two or more domains, though, be ultra attentive not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to remove on the web server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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)
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 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 growing confused? We doubtlessly are!
Weak Point Number Two: The same email folder system
The e-mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin blokes strongly strengthen their belief in God when tackling the mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to muck things up too gravely.
Negative Point Number Three: A total shortage of domain administration user interfaces
Do we have to point out the utter absence of a modern domain name management menu - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domain names, change domain names' Whois information, shield the Whois information, edit/create name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a big predicament. An unforgettable one, we would like to add...
Negative Point No.4: Multiple login places (min two, maximum three)
How about the need for another login to avail of the invoicing, domain name and technical support administration GUI? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based webspace hosting distributor. Sometimes, on the basis of the invoice transaction system (especially made for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting provider is using, the keen clients can wind up with 2 extra login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain name administration system; 2: the trouble ticket support GUI), winding up with a total of three login locations (including cPanel).
Shortcoming Number 5: More than 120 CP areas to grasp... rapidly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the CP. It's a fine idea to get to know each and every one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them briskly... That's excessively impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web page hosting distributors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...