How does cpanel-based site hosting work?
For your info, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel web space hosting offerings on the present-day web site hosting marketplace are supplied by a very unsubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to annual money flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a sort of a small-scale marketing niche, which supplies a huge number of different web hosting brands, yet offering one and the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the web hosting offerings on the entire web page hosting marketplace provide one and the very same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based site hosting price tags are alike. Quite identical. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service almost no other site hosting platform/web page hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is just a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web page hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, remark that one...
200k "webspace hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet differently branded
The webspace hosting "diversity" and the web space hosting "offers" Google presents to us boil down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web space hosting brand names. Imagine you are just a normal chap who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the web site making procedures and the web page hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domain names and web sites . Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any web page hosting option you can choose? Of course there is, right now there are more than two hundred thousand web space hosting providers out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ unique web site hosting brands around the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel site hosting CP and platform, labeled in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the diversity on the current web site hosting market is... Period.
The site hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic reveals that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is an immense strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...
The pros and cons of the cPanel webspace hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably answered most website hosting industry demands. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Inconvenience Number 1: A ludicrous domain name folder system
If you have two or more domain names, however, be extremely careful not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to remove on the web hosting server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular 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 remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. See for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain folder configuration is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is located)
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 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 baffled? We clearly are!
Problem Number 2: The very same e-mail folder configuration
The electronic mail folder structure on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin chaps strongly reinforce their faith in God when handling the email folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to mess things up too irretrievably.
Negative Side Number Three: An absolute lack of domain name administration GUIs
Do we need to mention the total absence of a contemporary domain name manipulation tool - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, edit domain names' Whois details, protect the Whois info, change/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not supply such a "modern" menu at all. That's a gigantic downside. An unjustifiable one, we wish to add...
Negative Aspect Number 4: Many user login places (min two, max three)
How about the demand for an extra login to utilize the billing transaction, domain and technical support management GUI? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based web page hosting corporation. Sometimes, depending on the invoicing system (especially built for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting distributor is utilizing, the earnest users can wind up with two additional logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain administration platform; 2: the trouble ticket support interface), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login places (including cPanel).
Negative Aspect Number Five: More than 120 hosting CP menus to grasp... promptly
cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ menus inside the website hosting CP. It's a fantastic idea to memorize each of them. And you'd better become familiar with them fast... That's extremely impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web site hosting service providers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...