How does cpanel-based site hosting operate?
For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based webspace hosting offerings on the contemporary website hosting market are provided by a very inconsiderable marketing niche (when it comes to yearly cash flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web page hosting is a sort of a small-size business niche, which furnishes an immense amount of different web hosting brand names, yet offering absolutely the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98% of the web site hosting offers on the entire web page hosting marketplace supply the very same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based web site hosting price tags are similar. Very much alike. Giving those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is merely one single fact: out of more than 200k hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, mark that one...
200,000 "web site hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named
The webspace hosting "diversity" and the web page hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us come down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web space hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are simply a normal chap who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the website creation procedures and the web site hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domains and web portals . Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any webspace hosting alternative you can settle on? Sure there is, at present there are more than two hundred thousand hosting vendors out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand different web space hosting brands in the world will give you the same cPanel site hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the variety on the present-day hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The web site hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic reveals that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a colossal stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel web hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably met all web space hosting business demands. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Disadvantage Number 1: A dumb domain name folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extremely careful not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next 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 server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated 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 good cPanel's domain folder arrangement 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)
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 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)
Are you getting confused? We undoubtedly are!
Weak Point Number Two: The very same email folder arrangement
The e-mail folder arrangement on the web server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Making the same error twice?!? The admin guys strongly strengthen their belief in God when managing the e-mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too irreparably.
Weakness No.3: A sheer absence of domain management tools
Do we have to cite the thorough lack of a modern domain administration interface - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domains, edit domain names' Whois info, shield the Whois information, change/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not offer such a "modern" GUI at all. That's a mammoth weakness. An unforgivable one, we wish to point out...
Negative Side No.4: Multiple login places (min 2, max 3)
What about the demand for an extra login to make use of the billing, domain and technical support management software platform? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel site hosting corporation. At times, on the basis of the invoicing transaction platform (particularly developed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting firm is making use of, the eager users can end up with 2 additional login places (1: the billing transaction/domain name administration software platform; 2: the trouble ticket support tool), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (including cPanel).
Negative Aspect Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty web page hosting CP sections to memorize... quickly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the web site hosting Control Panel. It's a fabulous idea to memorize each of them. And you'd better get familiar with them fast... That's way too insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web page hosting suppliers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...