How does cpanel-based web hosting function?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based site hosting offerings on the contemporary site hosting marketplace are generated by a very inconsiderable marketing niche (when it comes to annual money flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-scale marketing niche, which provides an immense amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering exactly the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offerings on the whole webspace hosting marketplace furnish absolutely the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel hosting prices are alike. Very much alike. Giving those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other web site hosting platform/hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is just a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, note that one...
200,000 "web hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly labeled
The web hosting "variety" and the site hosting "offers" Google presents to us come down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web page hosting brand names. Assume you are only an average bloke who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the site development procedures and the site hosting platforms, which actually power the various domain names and web pages . Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any hosting alternative you can settle on? Of course there is, today there are more than 200,000 webspace hosting distributors in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different web space hosting brands around the world will give you absolutely the same cPanel web space hosting CP and platform, branded in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the diversity on the current web space hosting market is... Full stop.
The website hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a great strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel web hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably covered most hosting market prerequisites. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Side Number One: A moronic domain folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be ultra watchful not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to remove on the web hosting server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located 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. Observe for yourself how good cPanel's domain folder configuration 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 name)
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 name)
Are you growing bewildered? We clearly are!
Negative Aspect No.2: The same electronic mail folder arrangement
The email folder arrangement on the web hosting server is literally the same as that of the domains... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin boys firmly reinforce their faith in God when managing the electronic mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too irreparably.
Negative Point Number 3: A complete lack of domain manipulation sections
Do we need to refer to the utter lack of a contemporary domain management interface - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domains, modify domain names' Whois details, protect the Whois info, modify/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not supply such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a big predicament. An inexcusable one, we would like to point out...
Inconvenience Number Four: Numerous login locations (minimum 2, maximum 3)
How about the necessity for an extra login to use the invoicing, domain name and tech support management software solution? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based web space hosting corporation. Now and then, depending on the invoicing transaction system (particularly intended for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting vendor is availing of, the zealous users can wind up with 2 extra login places (1: the billing transaction/domain administration system; 2: the trouble ticket support software solution), winding up with an aggregate of three user login places (including cPanel).
Weak Side Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty Control Panel menus to get familiar with... quickly
cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the hosting CP. It's a remarkable idea to become familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better pick them up fast... That's quite arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web page hosting service providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...