How does cpanel-based web site hosting operate?
For your info, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel-based hosting offerings on the current site hosting market are provided by a very insignificant marketing niche (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller site hosting is a sort of a small-size marketing segment, which furnishes a big amount of different web hosting brands, yet offering precisely the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offers on the entire hosting marketplace offer one and the very same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based web site hosting prices are identical. Very similar. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other web space hosting platform/web page hosting CP choice. Thus, there is only a single fact: out of more than 200k web page hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, note that one...
200k "web space hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet diversely branded
The web hosting "diversity" and the webspace hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us come down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different hosting brand names. Imagine you are merely an ordinary fellow who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web page creation procedures and the hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domains and online portals . Are you prepared to make your hosting choice? Is there any web site hosting option you can decide upon? Of course there is, these days there are more than 200,000 web site hosting corporations in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ unique website hosting brand names worldwide will offer you absolutely the same cPanel webspace hosting CP and platform, labeled differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the diversity on the present-day site hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The web page hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a huge stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps satisfied all web space hosting market prerequisites. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Aspect No.1: A dumb domain name folder structure
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be ultra watchful not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to remove on the hosting server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Check for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain name folder system 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 name)
Are you growing confused? We doubtlessly are!
Weak Point No.2: The same electronic mail folder configuration
The email folder configuration on the web server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The admin boys firmly reinforce their belief in God when coping with the mail folders on the mail server, praying not to screw things up too irretrievably.
Predicament Number Three: An absolute absence of domain name administration user interfaces
Do we have to mention the utter absence of a modern domain name manipulation menu - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domains, change domain names' Whois info, protect the Whois info, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not contain such a "modern" interface at all. That's an immense inconvenience. An unforgivable one, we wish to add...
Predicament Number Four: Numerous user login locations (min 2, maximum three)
What about the demand for an extra login to utilize the billing, domain name and technical support administration menu? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel hosting supplier. At times, depending on the billing transaction system (principally developed for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting supplier is making use of, the earnest customers can wind up with 2 extra login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name administration section; 2: the ticket support menu), winding up with a total of three user login places (counting cPanel).
Negative Sign Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty Control Panel areas to learn... swiftly
cPanel offers to your attention more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the web site hosting Control Panel. It's a marvelous idea to become acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better memorize them rapidly... That's way too impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web page hosting vendors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...