How does cpanel-based web site hosting function?
For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based web space hosting offers on today's site hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite inconsiderable marketing niche (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) named hosting reseller. Reseller hosting is a sort of a small business segment, which provides a vast amount of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing absolutely the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web page hosting offerings on the whole hosting marketplace provide the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting price tags are alike. Quite identical. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/site hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is simply a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web space hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, mind that one...
200,000 "web hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely branded
The web site hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us come down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web page hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are simply a regular chap who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the website making procedures and the web page hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domain names and web sites . Are you prepared to make your hosting choice? Is there any website hosting option you can decide upon? Of course there is, now there are more than 200,000 web space hosting providers in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand different web page hosting brands worldwide will offer you strictly the same cPanel web space hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how great the diversity on the current web space hosting marketplace is... Period.
The web space hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic reveals that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a great stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that something like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel webspace hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and presumably answered all hosting business demands. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Inconvenience Number One: An imbecilic domain name folder system
If you have two or more domain names, though, be extremely careful not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to delete on the hosting server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated 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. Examine 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)
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 getting confused? We unquestionably are!
Weak Point Number 2: The same electronic mail folder setup
The email folder configuration on the server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin guys firmly fortify their faith in God when managing the email folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to botch things up too harshly.
Problem Number 3: An entire lack of domain management sections
Do we need to mention the absolute shortage of a modern domain administration tool - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domain names' Whois details, protect the Whois info, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not include such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a mammoth downside. An unforgivable one, we want to point out...
Shortcoming No.4: Many user login places (minimum 2, max 3)
What about the demand for an additional login to make use of the billing transaction, domain name and technical support administration GUI? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based website hosting vendor. Sometimes, depending on the billing platform (particularly designed for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting corporation is using, the keen clients can end up with two additional login locations (1: the invoicing/domain name administration GUI; 2: the ticket support menu), winding up with a total of 3 user login locations (counting cPanel).
Weak Side Number 5: More than 120 webspace hosting Control Panel areas to become acquainted with... fast
cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 sections inside the site hosting Control Panel. It's a terrific idea to grasp each one of them. And you'd better learn them quickly... That's extremely impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web space hosting firms:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...