How does cpanel-based hosting operate?
For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based site hosting offers on the current website hosting market are provided by a quite unsubstantial marketing niche (as far as annual money flow is concerned) named hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-scale marketing niche, which furnishes an immense amount of different web hosting brands, yet offering absolutely the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web space hosting offers on the whole web site hosting market furnish strictly the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel web hosting price tags are similar. Very similar. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is just a single fact: out of more than 200k webspace hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
200k "site hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed
The web hosting "diversity" and the web space hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us boil down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Assume you are only an ordinary person who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the site making processes and the web site hosting platforms, which actually power the different domain names and web pages . Are you prepared to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web site hosting variant you can decide upon? Of course there is, these days there are more than 200k site hosting suppliers out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different web site hosting brands in the world will offer you exactly the same cPanel webspace hosting Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the diversity on the present-day site hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The website hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple math demonstrates that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a great stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel web hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly fulfilled most website hosting industry requirements. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Drawback Number 1: A ludicrous domain name folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extra watchful not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain, 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, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Discover for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain folder arrangement 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)
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)
Are you becoming confused? We positively are!
Negative Sign Number 2: The very same email folder arrangement
The electronic mail folder configuration on the server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chaps strongly strengthen their belief in God when managing the email folders on the mail server, praying not to muck things up too gravely.
Weak Point No.3: An entire absence of domain manipulation sections
Do we need to cite the complete lack of a contemporary domain manipulation user interface - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, alter domains' Whois info, shield the Whois information, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not supply such a "modern" section at all. That's a major shortcoming. An unpardonable one, we would like to add...
Negative Point No.4: Many login places (minimum 2, max three)
How about the demand for an additional login to access the invoicing transaction, domain name and technical support management tool? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based hosting company. At times, based on the invoicing system (particularly built for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting supplier is availing of, the enthusiastic customers can end up with 2 extra logins (1: the billing/domain administration user interface; 2: the ticket support software platform), ending up with an aggregate of three user login locations (including cPanel).
Drawback No.5: More than a hundred and twenty web site hosting CP menus to memorize... fast
cPanel offers to your attention more than 120 menus inside the web site hosting Control Panel. It's a marvelous idea to pick up each one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them rapidly... That's extremely arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting suppliers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...