How does cpanel-based website hosting operate?
For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel web space hosting offerings on the present site hosting market are furnished by a quite insignificant business niche (when it comes to annual money flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small marketing niche, which provides an immense amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing exactly the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web page hosting offers on the whole site hosting market supply the very same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based webspace hosting price tags are similar. Quite identical. Giving those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/web space hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is only a single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, mark that one...
200,000 "web page hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly labeled
The web page hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us come down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different site hosting trademarked names. Assume you are merely an ordinary fellow who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the web page making processes and the web space hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domains and web sites . Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any site hosting alternative you can decide upon? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than 200,000 site hosting vendors out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ different web hosting brand names across the world will offer you literally the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the variety on the contemporary web site hosting market is... Full stop.
The site hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a great stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel-based site hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps satisfied most hosting industry preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Disadvantage No.1: An imbecilic domain folder system
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extremely attentive not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to remove on the server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Observe for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain folder arrangement 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 name)
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)
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 nonplussed? We unquestionably are!
Negative Aspect Number Two: The very same email folder arrangement
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is literally the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chums strongly increase their faith in God when tackling the e-mail folders on the email server, hoping not to muck things up too irreparably.
Drawback No.3: A total absence of domain management interfaces
Do we have to point out the total shortage of a contemporary domain name manipulation user interface - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domains, modify domain names' Whois information, protect the Whois information, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "modern" interface at all. That's an enormous weakness. An inexcusable one, we would like to add...
Weak Point Number 4: Multiple login locations (min 2, max 3)
How about the necessity for another login to make use of the billing transaction, domain and tech support administration section? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based web page hosting provider. Occasionally, depending on the invoice transaction tool (particularly made for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting distributor is availing of, the ardent clients can wind up with two extra login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain management tool; 2: the trouble ticket support software solution), winding up with a total of three user login places (counting cPanel).
Weakness No.5: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting CP menus to learn... swiftly
cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 departments inside the webspace hosting CP. It's a glorious idea to get to know each of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them fast... That's quite arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web page hosting firms:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...