How does cpanel hosting function?
For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel site hosting offers on the present-day site hosting market are generated by a very insubstantial business niche (when it comes to annual capital flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web page hosting is a kind of a small-scale marketing niche, which generates a vast number of different web hosting brand names, yet providing exactly the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web space hosting offers on the whole web hosting market furnish precisely the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based webspace hosting price tags are alike. Very similar. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other web page hosting platform/webspace hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is simply a single fact: out of more than 200,000 hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
200k "hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet differently branded
The webspace hosting "variety" and the site hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us boil down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web site hosting trademarked names. Assume you are merely an ordinary fellow who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web page creation processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the different domains and online portals . Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any hosting option you can settle on? Sure there is, at the moment there are more than two hundred thousand web site hosting vendors out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand different web hosting brands across the world will offer you precisely the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, named differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the assortment on the present hosting market is... Full stop.
The web site hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic shows that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a colossal stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel-based web page hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly answered all web space hosting industry prerequisites. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Point No.1: A dumb domain folder setup
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be ultra cautious not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to erase on the server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. See for yourself how terrific 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)
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 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 getting nonplussed? We certainly are!
Negative Point Number 2: The very same mail folder arrangement
The mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin blokes strongly fortify their faith in God when tackling the email folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to screw things up too irretrievably.
Weak Side Number 3: A thorough shortage of domain manipulation menus
Do we need to point out the total absence of a contemporary domain administration menu - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domains' Whois details, protect the Whois information, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not contain such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a gigantic inconvenience. An unforgivable one, we wish to point out...
Problem Number Four: Many user login places (minimum two, max 3)
How about the demand for an extra login to use the billing transaction, domain name and tech support management interface? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel hosting service provider. At times, based on the invoicing transaction platform (principally devised for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting supplier is using, the ardent customers can wind up with 2 additional login places (1: the billing/domain name administration tool; 2: the ticket support interface), ending up with a total of 3 user login places (including cPanel).
Negative Aspect No.5: More than one hundred and twenty site hosting CP sections to become acquainted with... promptly
cPanel presents for your consideration 120+ menus inside the web space hosting CP. It's a remarkable idea to become acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them promptly... That's excessively arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting distributors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...