How does cpanel-based site hosting work?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based website hosting offers on the current website hosting marketplace are furnished by a very insignificant business segment (when it comes to annual cash flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller webspace hosting is a type of a small-size marketing segment, which supplies a big amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing the very same services: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the web space hosting offers on the whole web page hosting market provide absolutely the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel web space hosting price tags are similar. Quite identical. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other webspace hosting platform/hosting CP choice. Thus, there is simply one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand webspace hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, mind that one...
200,000 "webspace hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed
The site hosting "variety" and the hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us boil down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different site hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are simply a regular fellow who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the site development processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domains and web sites . Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web site hosting option you can select? Of course there is, today there are more than 200k web space hosting service providers out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ different web page hosting brand names worldwide will give you exactly the same cPanel site hosting Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the variety on the present webspace hosting market is... Full stop.
The site hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics reveals that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is an immense stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel-based website hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and presumably met most web page hosting market requirements. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weakness Number One: A stupid domain name folder system
If you have two or more domain names, though, be extremely cautious not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to remove on the web server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very well known 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 attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Observe for yourself how fabulous 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)
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 baffled? We clearly are!
Negative Aspect Number 2: The very same mail folder configuration
The email folder configuration on the web server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The sysadmin blokes strongly enhance their belief in God when tackling the mail folders on the email server, praying not to muck things up too gravely.
Negative Sign Number Three: A thorough lack of domain name manipulation options
Do we need to point out the entire lack of a contemporary domain name management GUI - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domain names' Whois info, shield the Whois info, alter/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not contain such a "modern" interface at all. That's a considerable predicament. An unforgivable one, we want to point out...
Problem Number 4: Multiple user login places (minimum 2, max 3)
How about the demand for an extra login to access the billing, domain and tech support administration platform? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based site hosting distributor. Sometimes, depending on the invoicing platform (principally meant for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting vendor is making use of, the keen users can wind up with 2 extra login places (1: the invoicing/domain name administration user interface; 2: the ticket support software), winding up with a total of three user login places (including cPanel).
Weak Side Number 5: More than 120 site hosting CP menus to become familiar with... swiftly
cPanel offers to your attention more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the webspace hosting CP. It's a remarkable idea to get familiar with each of them. And you'd better learn them briskly... That's excessively insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel site hosting vendors:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...