How does cpanel-based site hosting operate?
For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel-based site hosting offers on the contemporary hosting market are furnished by a very insubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to annual cash flow) called reseller hosting. Reseller web page hosting is a sort of a small-size business niche, which furnishes a great number of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying one and the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web site hosting offers on the whole web hosting market furnish absolutely the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting price tags are alike. Quite similar. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service almost no other webspace hosting platform/web page hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is just one fact: out of more than 200k hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
200k "site hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely branded
The website hosting "variety" and the site hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us boil down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web site hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are only a regular guy who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the web site making processes and the web space hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domains and websites . Are you prepared to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web hosting variant you can pick? Sure there is, as of now there are more than 200,000 site hosting firms in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ unique web hosting brands all over the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel web site hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the variety on the present-day site hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic shows that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a gigantic stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that something like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel-based web space hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably covered all website hosting business demands. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Point Number 1: A moronic domain folder structure
If you have two or more domain names, though, be extra attentive not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to delete on the hosting server, because 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 is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Observe for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain name folder system 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)
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 name)
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 getting confused? We positively are!
Downside No.2: The same email folder structure
The email folder structure on the server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes firmly fortify their belief in God when tackling the email folders on the email server, hoping not to mess things up too badly.
Negative Sign Number 3: A complete absence of domain name administration sections
Do we need to refer to the utter deficiency of a modern domain manipulation platform - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domain names, change domains' Whois information, protect the Whois info, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not have such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a great drawback. An unjustifiable one, we would like to add...
Disadvantage Number Four: Many login locations (minimum 2, maximum 3)
What about the need for an extra login to access the invoicing transaction, domain name and technical support management interface? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based site hosting company. Now and then, based on the billing tool (particularly invented for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting provider is utilizing, the ardent users can end up with two additional login locations (1: the invoicing/domain administration user interface; 2: the ticket support system), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).
Weakness No.5: More than a hundred and twenty web page hosting CP departments to become familiar with... briskly
cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ departments inside the web page hosting CP. It's a fine idea to learn each and every one of them. And you'd better grasp them swiftly... That's way too arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel site hosting service providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...