How does cpanel-based hosting operate?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based hosting offerings on the contemporary web site hosting marketplace are supplied by a very inconsiderable business niche (when it comes to yearly cash flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller web space hosting is a type of a small-size marketing niche, which provides an immense quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing literally the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the hosting offerings on the entire web page hosting marketplace furnish absolutely the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel web hosting price tags are alike. Very identical. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other web site hosting platform/Control Panel choice. So, there is simply one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web site hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
200k "site hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet diversely dubbed
The web hosting "variety" and the web space hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us boil down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web space hosting brand names. Imagine you are simply an ordinary chap who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the web page creation processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the various domain names and web sites . Are you prepared to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web site hosting alternative you can opt for? Of course there is, as of now there are more than 200k hosting suppliers out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ unique website hosting brands worldwide will give you the same cPanel webspace hosting CP and platform, labeled in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the variety on the current site hosting market is... Period.
The web page hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a huge stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel site hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and probably covered most web hosting industry demands. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Point No.1: A laughable domain name folder system
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extra cautious not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next 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 erase on the hosting server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Determine for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain folder configuration is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is situated)
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 getting baffled? We definitely are!
Weakness Number Two: The same e-mail folder structure
The email folder arrangement on the server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin chums firmly enhance their faith in God when tackling the email folders on the mail server, hoping not to muck things up too seriously.
Weak Side Number 3: An absolute lack of domain name management sections
Do we have to cite the entire shortage of a modern domain name management menu - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, edit domains' Whois info, shield the Whois details, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not supply such a "modern" menu at all. That's a mammoth shortcoming. An unforgettable one, we want to add...
Negative Sign Number Four: Multiple login locations (minimum two, maximum three)
How about the need for an additional login to avail of the billing, domain and technical support administration user interface? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel web site hosting vendor. Sometimes, depending on the invoicing system (especially intended for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting distributor is availing of, the ardent clients can wind up with 2 additional logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain administration section; 2: the ticket support GUI), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login places (including cPanel).
Downside Number Five: 120+ CP sections to grasp... rapidly
cPanel presents for your consideration 120+ areas inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a terrific idea to memorize each and every one of them. And you'd better grasp them quickly... That's quite impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web hosting service providers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...