How does cpanel-based hosting operate?
For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based webspace hosting offerings on the present site hosting market are furnished by a quite insubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to yearly money flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller hosting is a kind of a small business niche, which generates an immense number of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying exactly the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the webspace hosting offers on the entire web hosting marketplace supply exactly the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel site hosting prices are identical. Quite similar. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other site hosting platform/hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is just a single fact: out of more than 200,000 web page hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
200,000 "website hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet differently named
The site hosting "variety" and the hosting "offerings" Google presents to us boil down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are only a normal bloke who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the site creation processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domains and sites . Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web page hosting variant you can opt for? Of course there is, these days there are more than 200k web space hosting corporations in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand different web space hosting brand names in the world will offer you literally the same cPanel web site hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the assortment on the contemporary site hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The web space hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a gigantic strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel-based web space hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly met all web page hosting market preconditions. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Side No.1: A moronic domain name folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extra watchful not to delete entirely 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 delete on the web server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Check for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain folder configuration 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 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 growing confused? We doubtlessly are!
Negative Side Number 2: The same electronic mail folder arrangement
The electronic mail folder configuration on the web server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin guys strongly fortify their faith in God when coping with the mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to muck things up too irretrievably.
Problem No.3: A total absence of domain administration menus
Do we have to refer to the sheer absence of a contemporary domain administration user interface - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, change domains' Whois info, secure the Whois info, edit/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not provide such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a gigantic disadvantage. An unforgivable one, we would like to point out...
Downside Number 4: Numerous login locations (min two, maximum 3)
How about the demand for another login to utilize the invoice transaction, domain name and tech support management system? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based web page hosting provider. Sometimes, on the basis of the invoicing platform (particularly intended for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting service provider is making use of, the avid customers can wind up with 2 additional logins (1: the billing transaction/domain management tool; 2: the trouble ticket support tool), ending up with a total of three user login places (including cPanel).
Negative Aspect No.5: 120+ website hosting Control Panel menus to grasp... rapidly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the CP. It's a fine idea to get to know each of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them promptly... That's extremely impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web space hosting corporations:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...