How does cpanel-based hosting operate?
For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel-based web space hosting offers on the present-day hosting market are furnished by a very inconsiderable marketing segment (when it comes to annual cash flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller site hosting is a kind of a small-size marketing niche, which generates a great quantity of different web hosting brands, yet offering exactly the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the site hosting offerings on the whole website hosting marketplace offer the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel web space hosting prices are similar. Very similar. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other webspace hosting platform/web space hosting CP alternative. So, there is simply a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web site hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently named
The webspace hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us boil down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different site hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are simply a regular guy who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the website creation processes and the web page hosting platforms, which actually power the various domain names and online portals . Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any webspace hosting variant you can settle on? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than 200k hosting distributors out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different webspace hosting brand names in the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel webspace hosting CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the diversity on the contemporary webspace hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The web page hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a colossal stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel-based website hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably met most web page hosting business prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Side Number 1: A laughable domain folder setup
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be ultra cautious not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to erase on the web server, since they all are set up 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. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Decide for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain folder system 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)
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 confused? We categorically are!
Negative Aspect No.2: The same electronic mail folder structure
The e-mail folder configuration on the hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin chaps firmly fortify their belief in God when tackling the mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to muck things up too badly.
Shortcoming Number 3: A thorough shortage of domain administration user interfaces
Do we need to refer to the utter deficiency of a modern domain administration GUI - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, modify domains' Whois details, shield the Whois details, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not include such a "modern" menu at all. That's a great weakness. An unjustifiable one, we wish to point out...
Drawback Number 4: Multiple user login places (min 2, maximum three)
How about the necessity for an additional login to make use of the invoice transaction, domain and technical support management interface? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based site hosting corporation. Now and then, on the basis of the invoicing transaction system (principally developed for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting corporation is availing of, the eager clients can wind up with two additional login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain administration software solution; 2: the ticket support system), ending up with a total of three user login places (including cPanel).
Negative Point No.5: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel areas to grasp... briskly
cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty areas inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a great idea to learn each and every one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them swiftly... That's inordinately impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based webspace hosting service providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...