How does cpanel-based website hosting operate?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based web space hosting offerings on the present hosting market are supplied by a quite insignificant marketing segment (when it comes to yearly money flow) called reseller hosting. Reseller web page hosting is a kind of a small-scale marketing segment, which supplies an enormous amount of different web hosting brand names, yet offering the very same services: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the hosting offers on the entire website hosting marketplace offer the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel web site hosting price tags are similar. Very similar. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other webspace hosting platform/web page hosting CP option. So, there is merely one single fact: out of more than 200k hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...
200,000 "webspace hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed
The webspace hosting "diversity" and the web space hosting "offers" Google reveals to us come down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web site hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are simply an average fellow who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the site creation processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the different domain names and web pages . Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any web page hosting option you can decide upon? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than 200,000 web site hosting suppliers in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique web page hosting brands across the world will give you absolutely the same cPanel CP and platform, named in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the assortment on the current web space hosting market is... Period.
The web space hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics shows that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a great stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel-based site hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and presumably covered most web site hosting market preconditions. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Side Number One: A ludicrous domain name folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extra watchful not to remove fully 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 domain names are very simple to erase on the server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very well known 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. Decide for yourself how great 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 name)
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 growing confused? We certainly are!
Shortcoming Number Two: The same email folder structure
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin boys strongly reinforce their belief in God when managing the e-mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too irretrievably.
Downside Number Three: An utter absence of domain name manipulation tools
Do we have to refer to the utter deficiency of a contemporary domain manipulation user interface - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domains, modify domains' Whois information, protect the Whois information, alter/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not include such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a vast weakness. An unjustifiable one, we want to point out...
Negative Point No.4: Numerous user login locations (minimum 2, maximum 3)
How about the need for an extra login to use the invoice transaction, domain name and technical support administration software platform? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel web site hosting provider. Now and then, on the basis of the billing tool (principally intended for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting company is using, the devoted clients can wind up with 2 extra login locations (1: the billing/domain administration system; 2: the trouble ticket support software solution), ending up with a total of three login places (counting cPanel).
Predicament Number 5: 120+ webspace hosting Control Panel sections to memorize... rapidly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 sections inside the web space hosting Control Panel. It's a superb idea to get familiar with each one of them. And you'd better get to know them promptly... That's extremely impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web page hosting companies:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...