How does cpanel-based web site hosting operate?
For your info, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel-based web space hosting offers on the contemporary web hosting marketplace are supplied by a very inconsiderable marketing segment (when it comes to annual cash flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web space hosting is a type of a small-sized marketing niche, which provides a big number of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing the very same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the webspace hosting offers on the whole web hosting marketplace offer the very same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel web page hosting prices are alike. Quite identical. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/web site hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is just a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web space hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed
The webspace hosting "diversity" and the web space hosting "offers" Google reveals to us come down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different webspace hosting brand names. Suppose you are merely an ordinary guy who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web page making procedures and the hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domain names and sites . Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any web page hosting option you can settle on? Sure there is, as of now there are more than 200k web space hosting firms out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ different website hosting brands worldwide will give you the same cPanel webspace hosting CP and platform, named differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the assortment on the contemporary site hosting marketplace is... Period.
The web page hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics reveals that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a colossal stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel web page hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and presumably answered all hosting market preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Aspect Number 1: A foolish domain name folder configuration
If you have two or more domains, however, be ultra attentive not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains 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 well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. See for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain name folder structure 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 name)
Are you becoming bewildered? We surely are!
Negative Aspect Number 2: The same mail folder arrangement
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin guys strongly strengthen their belief in God when managing the email folders on the email server, praying not to botch things up too seriously.
Shortcoming Number 3: A total absence of domain manipulation sections
Do we need to point out the utter shortage of a modern domain name administration tool - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domains, change domains' Whois info, secure the Whois details, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" menu at all. That's a mammoth predicament. An unjustifiable one, we want to add...
Weakness Number 4: Many login places (minimum 2, maximum 3)
What about the necessity for an extra login to avail of the invoicing, domain name and tech support management software solution? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based web hosting vendor. Sometimes, on the basis of the billing transaction tool (particularly tailored for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting company is availing of, the zealous customers can wind up with 2 additional login locations (1: the billing/domain name administration system; 2: the trouble ticket support software solution), winding up with a total of three login places (counting cPanel).
Disadvantage No.5: 120+ web site hosting Control Panel departments to pick up... rapidly
cPanel offers to your attention 120+ areas inside the web space hosting CP. It's a glorious idea to memorize each one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them promptly... That's excessively impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web page hosting providers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...