How does cpanel-based site hosting operate?
For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel web space hosting offerings on the contemporary hosting market are furnished by a very insignificant business niche (when it comes to yearly money flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller web page hosting is a kind of a small-sized marketing segment, which provides an immense amount of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing strictly the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the web space hosting offers on the whole web site hosting market offer the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based site hosting price tags are identical. Quite identical. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other web site hosting platform/website hosting CP choice. Thus, there is merely one fact: out of more than 200k site hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "site hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly named
The web site hosting "diversity" and the web page hosting "offerings" Google shows to us come down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different webspace hosting brand names. Assume you are merely a regular fellow who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the website making processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the different domains and web portals . Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any webspace hosting alternative you can decide upon? Sure there is, as of now there are more than two hundred thousand site hosting providers out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ unique web site hosting brands in the world will offer you precisely the same cPanel site hosting Control Panel and platform, branded in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the diversity on the current site hosting marketplace is... Period.
The hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple math shows that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a great stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel-based website hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps covered all hosting market preconditions. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weakness Number 1: A foolish domain name folder setup
If you have two or more domains, however, be extremely 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 name). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to erase on the hosting server, since they all are created 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 placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Verify for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain folder system 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)
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 name)
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 baffled? We undoubtedly are!
Negative Point Number Two: The same electronic mail folder system
The e-mail folder configuration on the web server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Making the same error twice?!? The sysadmin blokes firmly increase their belief in God when dealing with the electronic mail folders on the mail server, praying not to bungle things up too severely.
Negative Aspect Number Three: An entire deficiency of domain manipulation interfaces
Do we need to cite the absolute shortage of a modern domain manipulation GUI - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, change domains' Whois info, secure the Whois details, alter/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not offer such a "modern" menu at all. That's a major downside. An inexcusable one, we would like to point out...
Negative Aspect No.4: Numerous login locations (min 2, maximum 3)
How about the necessity for an additional login to make use of the invoice transaction, domain and tech support management system? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based web hosting supplier. Sometimes, depending on the invoicing tool (particularly intended for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting corporation is making use of, the avid users can end up with two extra logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain management menu; 2: the trouble ticket support GUI), ending up with an aggregate of three user login locations (counting cPanel).
Downside Number Five: More than 120 CP sections to become familiar with... swiftly
cPanel offers to your attention 120+ menus inside the website hosting CP. It's a fantastic idea to learn each and every one of them. And you'd better learn them promptly... That's excessively impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel webspace hosting vendors:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...