How does cpanel-based website hosting operate?
For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based site hosting offerings on the current hosting marketplace are generated by a very unsubstantial marketing segment (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small business niche, which supplies a big quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing strictly the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the hosting offerings on the whole website hosting market offer one and the very same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel webspace hosting price tags are alike. Very much alike. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other web space hosting platform/web space hosting CP choice. So, there is just a single fact: out of more than 200k webspace hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, remark that one...
200k "web page hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet differently named
The web site hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us boil down to just one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web space hosting trademarked names. Assume you are simply an ordinary fellow who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the site development procedures and the web site hosting platforms, which actually power the different domain names and sites . Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any hosting variant you can select? Of course there is, right now there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting suppliers in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand different hosting brand names around the world will give you precisely the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, branded in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the diversity on the contemporary hosting market is... Full stop.
The web space hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple math reveals that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a mammoth stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel-based web site hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and perhaps answered all web hosting business preconditions. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Aspect Number 1: A stupid domain name folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be ultra cautious not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to delete on the web hosting server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Examine for yourself how excellent 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 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 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 becoming disorientated? We surely are!
Negative Point Number 2: The very same email folder structure
The email folder arrangement on the server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin chaps strongly enhance their belief in God when tackling the e-mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too badly.
Problem No.3: A complete deficiency of domain name manipulation sections
Do we have to cite the entire lack of a contemporary domain management platform - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domain names' Whois details, secure the Whois details, modify/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not provide such a "modern" tool at all. That's a huge drawback. An inexcusable one, we wish to point out...
Disadvantage No.4: Numerous login locations (minimum two, maximum three)
What about the need for an additional login to utilize the invoicing transaction, domain and technical support management system? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel web hosting supplier. Occasionally, on the basis of the billing transaction platform (especially intended for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting firm is making use of, the enthusiastic clients can wind up with two extra logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain management platform; 2: the ticket support user interface), winding up with an aggregate of three user login places (counting cPanel).
Drawback Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty CP areas to become acquainted with... fast
cPanel presents to your attention 120+ menus inside the hosting CP. It's a great idea to grasp each one of them. And you'd better grasp them swiftly... That's extremely arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting suppliers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...