How does cpanel-based hosting function?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel web hosting offerings on the current website hosting marketplace are provided by a quite inconsiderable business segment (when it comes to yearly money flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a type of a small-scale business niche, which supplies a great quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet offering strictly the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the hosting offerings on the entire web site hosting market furnish precisely the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel website hosting prices are similar. Very similar. Giving those who require a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/web site hosting CP choice. Thus, there is only one fact: out of more than 200,000 webspace hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely labeled
The webspace hosting "variety" and the web space hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us boil down to just one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web page hosting brand names. Imagine you are merely an average bloke who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web page creation procedures and the web page hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domains and websites . Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any web space hosting alternative you can select? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than 200,000 web hosting providers out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different web hosting brand names worldwide will give you the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, named differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the variety on the present-day site hosting market is... Period.
The website hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic shows that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is an enormous stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel web page hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and presumably satisfied all hosting market preconditions. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Disadvantage No.1: A moronic domain name folder system
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be ultra cautious not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to delete on the server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed 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. Verify for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain folder system 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 name)
Are you becoming baffled? We surely are!
Negative Sign No.2: The very same electronic mail folder configuration
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin blokes firmly enhance their belief in God when dealing with the mail folders on the email server, praying not to botch things up too irreparably.
Negative Aspect Number Three: A total shortage of domain administration sections
Do we have to bring up the thorough absence of a contemporary domain manipulation menu - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domains' Whois info, protect the Whois info, change/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not contain such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a vast disadvantage. An unjustifiable one, we want to point out...
Shortcoming Number 4: Many user login places (min two, max 3)
How about the need for an extra login to utilize the invoicing, domain and tech support management software solution? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel web site hosting provider. At times, on the basis of the invoicing platform (principally tailored for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting firm is making use of, the devoted clients can end up with 2 additional login locations (1: the invoicing/domain administration GUI; 2: the trouble ticket support software platform), ending up with a total of three user login places (counting cPanel).
Inconvenience No.5: More than a hundred and twenty web page hosting CP sections to memorize... promptly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 sections inside the hosting CP. It's a glorious idea to get acquainted with each of them. And you'd better learn them quickly... That's inordinately impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web site hosting distributors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...