How does cpanel-based hosting operate?
For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel web space hosting offers on the present web page hosting market are provided by a quite inconsiderable marketing segment (when it comes to annual money flow) called reseller hosting. Reseller web page hosting is a kind of a small marketing segment, which furnishes a big quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing one and the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the web page hosting offers on the whole web hosting market supply the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel web site hosting price tags are alike. Quite identical. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other hosting platform/web site hosting CP choice. Thus, there is just one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "web site hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely dubbed
The web site hosting "variety" and the site hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us come down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web space hosting brand names. Suppose you are just an ordinary person who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the website creation processes and the site hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domain names and web pages . Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any web space hosting option you can choose? Of course there is, now there are more than 200k website hosting companies out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique web page hosting brands in the world will give you literally the same cPanel web site hosting CP and platform, branded differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the assortment on the present site hosting market is... Full stop.
The web hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a gigantic strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel site hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and probably satisfied most website hosting industry requirements. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Point Number One: An imbecilic domain folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be ultra cautious not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to delete on the server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular 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. Verify for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain name 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)
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)
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 disorientated? We doubtlessly are!
Shortcoming No.2: The very same electronic mail folder arrangement
The e-mail folder structure on the server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin boys strongly fortify their faith in God when tackling the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to screw things up too severely.
Negative Point Number Three: An utter absence of domain name administration GUIs
Do we have to point out the entire deficiency of a contemporary domain manipulation tool - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domains, modify domains' Whois info, secure the Whois details, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "modern" interface at all. That's a considerable weakness. An inexcusable one, we would like to add...
Weak Side Number 4: Numerous login locations (min two, maximum three)
How about the necessity for an extra login to use the invoicing, domain name and technical support management platform? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based web site hosting supplier. Now and then, on the basis of the invoicing system (particularly made for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting supplier is using, the zealous users can wind up with 2 additional logins (1: the billing/domain management interface; 2: the trouble ticket support platform), ending up with a total of three user login places (including cPanel).
Inconvenience Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty webspace hosting Control Panel departments to get to know... rapidly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the hosting CP. It's a fantastic idea to get to know each and every one of them. And you'd better learn them fast... That's extremely insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel hosting providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...