How does cpanel-based web hosting operate?
For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based web space hosting offerings on today's site hosting market are provided by a very inconsiderable business segment (when it comes to yearly money flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-scale marketing segment, which furnishes a great amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering literally the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the web site hosting offerings on the whole site hosting marketplace supply the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based web page hosting prices are identical. Very much alike. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/CP choice. Thus, there is only one fact: out of more than 200k website hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...
200k "web page hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet diversely dubbed
The webspace hosting "variety" and the web space hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us boil down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web space hosting brand names. Suppose you are simply an average chap who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the web page development procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domains and sites . Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any webspace hosting variant you can pick? Sure there is, at present there are more than 200,000 web space hosting providers out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ unique site hosting brands worldwide will offer you strictly the same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the variety on today's web site hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The web page hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math reveals that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is an immense stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that something like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel site hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly fulfilled all web site hosting market demands. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Inconvenience Number One: An imbecilic domain name folder system
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extra cautious not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to remove on the hosting server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Determine for yourself how good cPanel's domain name folder structure 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)
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)
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 growing confused? We categorically are!
Drawback No.2: The very same e-mail folder system
The mail folder configuration on the hosting server is literally the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin guys firmly fortify their belief in God when dealing with the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to botch things up too irreparably.
Negative Side Number Three: A thorough deficiency of domain administration interfaces
Do we need to point out the sheer absence of a contemporary domain name management platform - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, edit domains' Whois details, protect the Whois information, change/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a considerable inconvenience. An unforgivable one, we want to add...
Negative Point No.4: Numerous user login places (min 2, maximum 3)
How about the need for another login to utilize the invoicing, domain and tech support management platform? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based web hosting firm. Sometimes, on the basis of the invoicing tool (particularly created for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting corporation is making use of, the eager users can end up with 2 extra login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name management section; 2: the ticket support user interface), ending up with a total of 3 user login locations (including cPanel).
Predicament No.5: More than a hundred and twenty webspace hosting CP departments to get to know... rapidly
cPanel presents for your consideration 120+ areas inside the webspace hosting CP. It's a wonderful idea to get acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better memorize them rapidly... That's extremely impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web space hosting suppliers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...