How does cpanel-based website hosting operate?
For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel website hosting offerings on the contemporary web site hosting marketplace are generated by a very unsubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to annual money flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller webspace hosting is a type of a small-scale business niche, which generates a big amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering absolutely the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the web site hosting offerings on the entire hosting marketplace furnish one and the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel site hosting prices are similar. Very much alike. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other web page hosting platform/web hosting CP option. So, there is just one single fact: out of more than 200k web site hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, note that one...
200k "web hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet diversely labeled
The web page hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us boil down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different site hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are just an average guy who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web page making procedures and the web space hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domain names and online portals . Are you prepared to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web hosting alternative you can choose? Sure there is, at present there are more than two hundred thousand site hosting vendors in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ unique web space hosting brands around the world will offer you precisely the same cPanel web space hosting CP and platform, branded differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the diversity on today's web page hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The web page hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics reveals that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a colossal stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The pros and cons of the cPanel-based web page hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly fulfilled most site hosting industry demands. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Inconvenience Number 1: A foolish domain name folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extra careful not to delete 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 erase on the web hosting server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Decide for yourself how great cPanel's domain 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 name)
public_html/my-second-wife (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-second-wife.net (an add-on domain name)
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)
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 bewildered? We unquestionably are!
Problem Number Two: The same e-mail folder configuration
The electronic mail folder structure on the web hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin boys strongly reinforce their belief in God when tackling the electronic mail folders on the email server, praying not to botch things up too severely.
Inconvenience Number Three: A sheer lack of domain name manipulation sections
Do we have to mention the total absence of a contemporary domain name management GUI - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, change domain names' Whois info, shield the Whois details, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not supply such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's an immense weakness. An unpardonable one, we wish to add...
Disadvantage Number 4: Numerous user login locations (minimum 2, max 3)
How about the necessity for an additional login to access the invoicing, domain name and tech support administration system? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel web hosting firm. Sometimes, on the basis of the invoicing transaction tool (especially meant for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting vendor is using, the enthusiastic clients can wind up with two extra login places (1: the billing/domain management system; 2: the trouble ticket support GUI), winding up with a total of three login locations (counting cPanel).
Weakness Number 5: More than 120 web hosting Control Panel departments to learn... quickly
cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ areas inside the web site hosting CP. It's a fantastic idea to learn each and every one of them. And you'd better memorize them promptly... That's extremely impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web hosting providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...