How does cpanel-based hosting function?
For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel-based webspace hosting offers on today's web site hosting market are provided by a very unsubstantial marketing segment (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web site hosting is a kind of a small marketing segment, which supplies a huge number of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing exactly the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the web space hosting offers on the entire webspace hosting market supply precisely the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting prices are alike. Quite identical. Giving those who require a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/web space hosting Control Panel option. So, there is only one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand webspace hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
200k "hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly named
The website hosting "diversity" and the web page hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us boil down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web space hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are simply a regular guy who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web site making procedures and the webspace hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domains and online portals . Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any site hosting variant you can pick? Of course there is, today there are more than two hundred thousand web page hosting providers out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ unique website hosting brands worldwide will give you absolutely the same cPanel hosting CP and platform, named differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the variety on the present-day web space hosting market is... Full stop.
The web page hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple math reveals that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a mammoth stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The pros and cons of the cPanel-based webspace hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably satisfied most web site hosting industry demands. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Sign Number One: A ludicrous domain folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extra watchful not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to remove on the web server, since 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 is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide for yourself how good cPanel's domain folder arrangement 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 name)
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 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 getting disorientated? We certainly are!
Problem Number Two: The very same e-mail folder configuration
The email folder arrangement on the server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chaps firmly reinforce their faith in God when managing the email folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to fuck things up too irreparably.
Predicament Number 3: An absolute deficiency of domain name management interfaces
Do we need to cite the thorough shortage of a contemporary domain name management GUI - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domain names, change domain names' Whois information, secure the Whois info, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not supply such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a vast predicament. An unjustifiable one, we want to add...
Drawback Number Four: Numerous user login locations (min 2, max 3)
How about the need for an extra login to avail of the billing, domain name and technical support administration menu? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based website hosting corporation. At times, on the basis of the invoicing tool (principally meant for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting firm is using, the enthusiastic users can wind up with two extra login places (1: the billing transaction/domain administration GUI; 2: the trouble ticket support GUI), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login places (including cPanel).
Shortcoming Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty Control Panel sections to pick up... briskly
cPanel offers to your attention more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the site hosting Control Panel. It's a marvelous idea to learn each of them. And you'd better grasp them briskly... That's very insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web space hosting providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...