How does cpanel-based site hosting operate?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based web page hosting offerings on the present web site hosting marketplace are generated by a quite insubstantial business segment (when it comes to annual cash flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller web page hosting is a type of a small business niche, which provides a huge amount of different web hosting brands, yet providing literally the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the hosting offers on the entire website hosting marketplace provide one and the very same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel web hosting price tags are similar. Very identical. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service practically no other web site hosting platform/site hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is just one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...
200k "web hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently named
The web page hosting "diversity" and the web page hosting "offers" Google reveals to us boil down to just one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different webspace hosting brand names. Suppose you are just a regular fellow who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the site development processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domain names and web portals . Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any site hosting option you can opt for? Of course there is, at present there are more than two hundred thousand web page hosting providers in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ different website hosting brand names worldwide will give you precisely the same cPanel site hosting CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the diversity on the contemporary web space hosting marketplace is... Period.
The site hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics shows that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a big strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that something like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel web site hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and presumably fulfilled all webspace hosting business requirements. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Drawback Number 1: A dumb domain folder setup
If you have two or more domains, however, be extra cautious not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to erase on the web hosting server, because they all are created 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 located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. See for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain folder arrangement 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 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)
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 perplexed? We undoubtedly are!
Predicament Number 2: The same email folder setup
The electronic mail folder structure on the web hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin guys firmly enhance their faith in God when handling the email folders on the email server, hoping not to fuck things up too gravely.
Negative Aspect Number Three: An absolute shortage of domain name manipulation sections
Do we have to cite the absolute lack of a modern domain management tool - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domain names' Whois info, protect the Whois details, change/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not have such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a huge inconvenience. An unforgivable one, we want to add...
Negative Aspect No.4: Numerous user login places (min 2, maximum three)
How about the need for an additional login to make use of the invoicing transaction, domain and technical support management software platform? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based website hosting corporation. Sometimes, depending on the billing transaction tool (principally built for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting distributor is using, the devoted clients can end up with 2 extra logins (1: the invoicing/domain management software; 2: the trouble ticket support user interface), ending up with an aggregate of three login locations (counting cPanel).
Negative Side No.5: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel menus to learn... promptly
cPanel presents to your attention 120+ departments inside the web site hosting CP. It's a great idea to become acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better learn them fast... That's excessively arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel website hosting suppliers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...