How does cpanel-based site hosting operate?
For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based website hosting offerings on the contemporary web space hosting market are generated by a quite insubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to yearly cash flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller web site hosting is a kind of a small-scale marketing segment, which provides a big amount of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying absolutely the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the web page hosting offerings on the whole hosting marketplace furnish one and the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based web space hosting prices are alike. Quite similar. Giving those who need a top web hosting service almost no other site hosting platform/web site hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is simply one single fact: out of more than 200k web space hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "website hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet diversely dubbed
The site hosting "diversity" and the web page hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us come down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different webspace hosting brand names. Imagine you are simply an ordinary bloke who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the site creation processes and the hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domains and web pages . Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any site hosting option you can decide upon? Sure there is, now there are more than two hundred thousand hosting distributors out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ different webspace hosting brands worldwide will give you exactly the same cPanel site hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the diversity on today's web page hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The web page hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple math demonstrates that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a gigantic strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel web page hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and presumably answered most web site hosting business preconditions. 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 domain names...
Weakness Number One: An imbecilic domain folder structure
If you have two or more domains, though, be extra careful not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to delete on the server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Determine for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain folder setup is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is situated)
public_html/my-family (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-second-domain.com (an add-on domain name)
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 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!
Negative Side Number Two: The very same mail folder configuration
The e-mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin blokes firmly increase their belief in God when managing the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to mess things up too harshly.
Problem No.3: A thorough lack of domain name administration user interfaces
Do we have to refer to the total deficiency of a modern domain manipulation menu - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domains' Whois info, secure the Whois information, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not offer such a "modern" tool at all. That's a huge disadvantage. An unforgivable one, we wish to add...
Negative Aspect Number Four: Numerous login places (minimum 2, max three)
What about the need for an additional login to access the billing transaction, domain name and tech support management tool? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel website hosting corporation. Now and then, on the basis of the invoice transaction platform (particularly meant for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting provider is utilizing, the keen customers can end up with two extra logins (1: the billing transaction/domain management software; 2: the trouble ticket support software solution), ending up with a total of three login places (counting cPanel).
Downside No.5: More than 120 hosting Control Panel departments to become familiar with... rapidly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty areas inside the webspace hosting Control Panel. It's a terrific idea to become familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them fast... That's excessively insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel site hosting suppliers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...