How does cpanel-based hosting operate?
For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel site hosting offers on the current website hosting market are supplied by a quite insignificant marketing segment (when it comes to annual money flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small business segment, which furnishes a vast quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering strictly the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offerings on the whole hosting market provide the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based site hosting price tags are alike. Very much alike. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other web page hosting platform/hosting CP choice. So, there is merely one single fact: out of more than 200,000 site hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, remark that one...
200,000 "hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed
The web page hosting "variety" and the site hosting "offerings" Google presents to us come down to just one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web space hosting brand names. Suppose you are simply a regular person who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the site making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domain names and web sites . Are you prepared to make your web hosting decision? Is there any webspace hosting option you can settle on? Sure there is, now there are more than 200,000 site hosting distributors in existence. 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 same cPanel site hosting CP and platform, named in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the assortment on the present web site hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The web space hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a colossal stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel web site hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and presumably covered most site hosting business requirements. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Shortcoming No.1: An imbecilic domain name folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be very cautious not to remove entirely 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). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to delete on the web hosting server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Determine for yourself how great cPanel's domain name folder configuration 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 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 puzzled? We categorically are!
Weak Side Number 2: The very same email folder system
The mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Making the same error twice?!? The admin boys firmly reinforce their faith in God when coping with the email folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to mess things up too fatally.
Disadvantage Number Three: A total lack of domain name administration user interfaces
Do we need to refer to the thorough lack of a modern domain manipulation interface - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, alter domain names' Whois information, protect the Whois information, change/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "modern" menu at all. That's a major predicament. An unforgettable one, we wish to add...
Negative Point Number Four: Multiple login locations (min two, max 3)
What about the need for an additional login to avail of the billing, domain name and tech support administration tool? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel site hosting firm. At times, depending on the invoicing transaction platform (principally meant for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting company is utilizing, the enthusiastic customers can end up with 2 additional login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain name management platform; 2: the trouble ticket support user interface), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login places (counting cPanel).
Negative Side No.5: More than 120 CP sections to become familiar with... promptly
cPanel offers to your attention 120+ sections inside the webspace hosting CP. It's a wonderful idea to memorize each of them. And you'd better grasp them swiftly... That's quite insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web page hosting corporations:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...