How does cpanel-based site hosting function?
For your info, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel web page hosting offers on the current hosting market are provided by a quite insignificant business segment (when it comes to annual money flow) called reseller hosting. Reseller web site hosting is a type of a small-sized marketing segment, which supplies an enormous quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet providing literally the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offerings on the whole web hosting market offer exactly the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based site hosting prices are identical. Quite identical. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service almost no other web space hosting platform/site hosting CP choice. So, there is just one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, mind that one...
200,000 "web space hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet diversely dubbed
The web hosting "diversity" and the webspace hosting "offers" Google shows to us come down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different webspace hosting trademarked names. Assume you are simply a normal fellow who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web page making procedures and the web page hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domain names and sites . Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any website hosting option you can pick? Of course there is, now there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting distributors in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand different hosting brands worldwide will give you strictly the same cPanel web page hosting CP and platform, named in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the assortment on the current web site hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The web hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics shows that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a mammoth stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that something like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel web site hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps satisfied all website hosting market preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Predicament No.1: An imbecilic domain folder structure
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be ultra cautious not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to delete on the server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous 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 delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Determine for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain 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 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)
Are you growing perplexed? We undeniably are!
Shortcoming No.2: The same email folder structure
The e-mail folder configuration on the web server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes strongly reinforce their faith in God when tackling the email folders on the email server, hoping not to botch things up too fatally.
Drawback No.3: An utter absence of domain management sections
Do we have to refer to the absolute deficiency of a contemporary domain name administration user interface - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domain names' Whois info, shield the Whois info, change/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" interface at all. That's an immense inconvenience. An unforgettable one, we want to add...
Drawback Number 4: Many login locations (minimum 2, maximum 3)
How about the demand for an additional login to avail of the invoice transaction, domain and tech support management interface? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based webspace hosting firm. At times, on the basis of the invoicing transaction system (particularly invented for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting distributor is availing of, the enthusiastic clients can end up with two additional login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name management interface; 2: the trouble ticket support menu), ending up with an aggregate of three login locations (counting cPanel).
Shortcoming Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty web site hosting Control Panel sections to get acquainted with... swiftly
cPanel offers to your attention 120+ departments inside the web space hosting CP. It's a remarkable idea to pick up each one of them. And you'd better memorize them swiftly... That's quite insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based webspace hosting suppliers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...