How cPanel Hosting Functions
For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based website hosting offerings on the contemporary web hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite insubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to yearly money flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-sized marketing niche, which furnishes a vast quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying absolutely the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the whole web hosting market furnish one and the very same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel website hosting prices are similar. Very identical. Giving those who require a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/web hosting CP option. Thus, there is simply one single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, mark that one...
200,000 "website hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named
1 website hosted
5 websites hosted
The website hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us boil down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Assume you are only a normal person who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web page creation processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the different domain names and sites. Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web hosting variant you can choose? Of course there is, at the moment there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting companies out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ unique web hosting brands across the world will offer you the very same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, named differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the assortment on the present-day web hosting market is... Period.
The website hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple mathematics shows that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is an immense strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The pros and cons of the cPanel-based website hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly satisfied most web hosting market demands. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Shortcoming Number One: An idiotic domain folder configuration
If you have two or more domains, though, be ultra careful not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to erase on the server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Decide for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain name 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 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 name)
Are you becoming confused? We surely are!
Negative Side No.2: The same electronic mail folder configuration
The mail folder structure on the web server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin guys strongly increase their faith in God when dealing with the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to muck things up too irreparably.
Drawback Number Three: A sheer shortage of domain name management user interfaces
Do we have to point out the sheer shortage of a modern domain manipulation tool - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domains' Whois info, protect the Whois information, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "modern" section at all. That's a vast weakness. An unpardonable one, we want to add...
Negative Point Number Four: Numerous login locations (min two, maximum 3)
What about the need for another login to make use of the billing, domain name and technical support management software solution? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel website hosting distributor. Occasionally, depending on the invoice transaction platform (particularly meant for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel website hosting distributor is using, the ardent clients can end up with 2 extra logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain name management platform; 2: the ticket support system), winding up with a total of three user login locations (counting cPanel).
Negative Sign No.5: More than one hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel departments to become acquainted with... rapidly
cPanel offers to your attention more than 120 departments inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a superb idea to learn each one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them quickly... That's way too insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting corporations:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...