How cPanel Hosting Functions
For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel-based Hosting offers on the present-day website hosting marketplace are provided by a quite insubstantial marketing niche (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-size marketing segment, which supplies an enormous number of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing absolutely the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offers on the whole web hosting market offer literally the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based Hosting prices are similar. Very much alike. Giving those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is simply a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
200,000 "Hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly branded
The Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us boil down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are only an average chap who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web page development procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domain names and online portals. Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web hosting variant you can choose? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than 200k website hosting firms in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique website hosting brand names in the world will offer you the very same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the diversity on the contemporary website hosting market is... Full stop.
The Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics reveals that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a great stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel-based Hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps fulfilled most web hosting industry preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Downside Number 1: A moronic domain folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be very careful not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to erase on the web hosting server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Verify for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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)
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 categorically are!
Problem No.2: The same e-mail folder setup
The mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is literally the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin guys strongly enhance their belief in God when dealing with the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to muck things up too harshly.
Negative Aspect Number Three: An absolute shortage of domain management menus
Do we have to refer to the complete absence of a modern domain name management user interface - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domains' Whois information, secure the Whois details, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not have such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a big weakness. An unpardonable one, we wish to add...
Negative Sign Number Four: Numerous user login places (min 2, max three)
What about the necessity for another login to make use of the billing transaction, domain name and technical support management software solution? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based Hosting supplier. Sometimes, depending on the billing system (principally intended for cPanel only) the cPanel Hosting corporation is availing of, the eager users can end up with 2 additional login places (1: the billing/domain management menu; 2: the ticket support software), ending up with an aggregate of three user login locations (including cPanel).
Negative Side Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty hosting Control Panel areas to get acquainted with... swiftly
cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a marvelous idea to become acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better memorize them briskly... That's quite impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Hosting service providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...