How Does cPanel Web Hosting Function?
For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel hosting offerings on the current hosting market are supplied by a quite insubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to annual money flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-scale business segment, which furnishes a big number of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing literally the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the whole website hosting market provide strictly the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel hosting price tags are similar. Quite identical. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/hosting CP choice. So, there is merely one fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2%, note that one...
200k "hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely labeled
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The hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offerings" Google presents to us boil down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Assume you are only a regular person who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the site creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domain names and online portals. Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any website hosting variant you can pick? Sure there is, as of now there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting distributors out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique web hosting brand names worldwide will give you the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, named in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how large the assortment on the current hosting market is... Full stop.
The hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic shows that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is an enormous stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly covered most website hosting business preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Shortcoming No.1: A laughable domain name folder structure
If you have two or more domains, however, be ultra cautious not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to remove on the web server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain 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 fabulous cPanel's domain name folder structure 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)
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 nonplussed? We clearly are!
Weak Point Number Two: The very same mail folder arrangement
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the web server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin guys firmly enhance their faith in God when dealing with the mail folders on the mail server, praying not to bungle things up too harshly.
Drawback Number Three: A thorough shortage of domain administration user interfaces
Do we need to bring up the utter lack of a contemporary domain manipulation menu - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domain names, change domains' Whois details, protect the Whois info, edit/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a huge predicament. An unforgivable one, we want to add...
Weak Side No.4: Numerous user login locations (min 2, maximum three)
How about the necessity for an extra login to utilize the billing transaction, domain and technical support management software solution? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel hosting firm. At times, depending on the billing transaction platform (especially intended for cPanel solely) the cPanel hosting firm is using, the devoted users can end up with 2 extra login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name administration software; 2: the trouble ticket support platform), ending up with a total of three user login locations (counting cPanel).
Drawback Number Five: 120+ web hosting CP departments to get familiar with... promptly
cPanel presents to your attention 120+ menus inside the web hosting CP. It's a remarkable idea to become acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better pick them up swiftly... That's extremely arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based hosting providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...