How does cpanel-based website hosting work?
For your info, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel web space hosting offers on the present-day web page hosting marketplace are provided by a very unsubstantial business niche (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) named reseller hosting. Reseller web space hosting is a type of a small-sized business segment, which supplies an enormous amount of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing exactly the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web site hosting offerings on the whole site hosting market supply exactly the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based web page hosting prices are alike. Very identical. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other web page hosting platform/CP option. So, there is just one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web site hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "web space hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet differently branded
The web space hosting "diversity" and the webspace hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us come down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different site hosting brand names. Assume you are merely a normal bloke who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the web page development procedures and the webspace hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domains and web portals . Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any webspace hosting option you can choose? Of course there is, right now there are more than 200,000 website hosting vendors out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ unique website hosting brands worldwide will give you exactly the same cPanel Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the variety on today's site hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The web page hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics reveals that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a colossal stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel web site hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps fulfilled most web site hosting business requirements. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Point Number One: A ludicrous domain name folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extra attentive not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to delete on the server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain 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 domains, please. Determine for yourself how good cPanel's domain name folder setup 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 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 getting confused? We absolutely are!
Weak Side No.2: The same mail folder system
The mail folder configuration on the server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The admin blokes strongly fortify their faith in God when managing the email folders on the email server, praying not to bungle things up too severely.
Drawback Number Three: A total lack of domain name administration menus
Do we need to cite the utter lack of a contemporary domain name administration platform - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois info, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not include such a "modern" GUI at all. That's a big problem. An unforgettable one, we want to add...
Weakness No.4: Multiple login places (min 2, maximum three)
What about the need for another login to utilize the billing transaction, domain name and tech support management menu? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel web page hosting supplier. Now and then, on the basis of the invoicing tool (especially meant for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting provider is availing of, the devoted users can end up with 2 additional login places (1: the billing/domain name management system; 2: the trouble ticket support menu), ending up with a total of 3 user login places (including cPanel).
Weak Point No.5: 120+ site hosting Control Panel departments to memorize... promptly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the web site hosting CP. It's a fantastic idea to become acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better grasp them quickly... That's way too impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web page hosting companies:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...