How does cpanel-based site hosting work?
For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel web page hosting offers on the present-day website hosting market are supplied by a very insubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to yearly money flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller web space hosting is a type of a small-size business segment, which provides a great amount of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing absolutely the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the hosting offerings on the whole web hosting marketplace furnish one and the very same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based site hosting prices are alike. Quite identical. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/web page hosting CP alternative. So, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200k website hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "web page hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely dubbed
The website hosting "variety" and the site hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us come down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Imagine you are only an average guy who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the site creation processes and the webspace hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domains and web sites . Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any website hosting alternative you can pick? Sure there is, right now there are more than 200,000 web space hosting service providers in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ unique web site hosting brand names all over the world will give you literally the same cPanel web page hosting CP and platform, named in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the diversity on the contemporary web site hosting market is... Full stop.
The site hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics reveals that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is an immense stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel-based web hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly covered most hosting business demands. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Sign Number One: A stupid domain name folder setup
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extremely cautious not to remove fully 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 domain names are very easy to erase on the web hosting server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Decide for yourself how good cPanel's domain name folder configuration 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 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 becoming puzzled? We unquestionably are!
Negative Point Number 2: The very same electronic mail folder system
The electronic mail folder configuration on the hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin blokes strongly fortify their faith in God when managing the electronic mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to fuck things up too gravely.
Negative Point Number Three: A complete shortage of domain administration user interfaces
Do we have to mention the sheer absence of a modern domain manipulation interface - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domain names' Whois information, secure the Whois details, modify/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not have such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's an enormous predicament. An unpardonable one, we wish to add...
Disadvantage Number 4: Multiple login locations (min two, maximum three)
What about the demand for an extra login to use the invoicing, domain and technical support management menu? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based hosting provider. Now and then, on the basis of the billing transaction platform (especially built for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting supplier is making use of, the zealous users can end up with two additional login locations (1: the invoicing/domain name administration interface; 2: the trouble ticket support software platform), winding up with an aggregate of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).
Shortcoming Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty hosting Control Panel menus to get to know... rapidly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the webspace hosting CP. It's a fabulous idea to become acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them briskly... That's extremely arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting companies:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...