How does cpanel-based site hosting work?
For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel-based web space hosting offerings on the current web space hosting marketplace are generated by a very insignificant business segment (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) known as hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small business segment, which supplies an enormous number of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying strictly the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the site hosting offers on the entire site hosting market furnish the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting price tags are alike. Very similar. Giving those who need a top web hosting service almost no other webspace hosting platform/site hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is merely one fact: out of more than 200,000 web site hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "web site hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely labeled
The hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google reveals to us come down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are simply a regular fellow who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web page making processes and the web page hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domains and web portals . Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web page hosting variant you can select? Sure there is, as of now there are more than 200k site hosting service providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand unique hosting brand names across the world will give you exactly the same cPanel web space hosting Control Panel and platform, named differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the diversity on the contemporary web space hosting market is... Period.
The hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math shows that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a mammoth strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel webspace hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably covered all webspace hosting business preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Point Number 1: An imbecilic domain name folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extra cautious not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to remove on the server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Determine for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain name folder system 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 name)
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 growing disorientated? We clearly are!
Problem No.2: The very same electronic mail folder structure
The electronic mail folder structure on the web hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin blokes strongly increase their faith in God when dealing with the electronic mail folders on the mail server, praying not to botch things up too irretrievably.
Disadvantage Number 3: An entire deficiency of domain name administration tools
Do we have to bring up the total lack of a modern domain management menu - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, alter domains' Whois info, shield the Whois information, change/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not contain such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a mammoth problem. An unforgivable one, we would like to point out...
Predicament Number Four: Multiple login places (min two, maximum three)
What about the necessity for another login to make use of the billing, domain and tech support administration tool? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel web hosting vendor. At times, based on the invoice transaction platform (especially built for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting corporation is making use of, the zealous users can end up with 2 extra login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain administration section; 2: the ticket support user interface), winding up with an aggregate of three user login places (counting cPanel).
Negative Point Number 5: More than 120 CP menus to get familiar with... briskly
cPanel offers to your attention more than a hundred and twenty departments inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a superb idea to learn each and every one of them. And you'd better grasp them quickly... That's way too arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based site hosting distributors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...