How does cpanel-based hosting work?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel website hosting offerings on the current hosting market are supplied by a very insubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to annual cash flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web space hosting is a type of a small-scale business segment, which supplies a big quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing one and the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offers on the entire web site hosting market supply the very same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based site hosting prices are identical. Quite identical. Giving those who require a top web hosting service almost no other web page hosting platform/web page hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is only one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
200,000 "hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named
The website hosting "variety" and the web page hosting "offers" Google shows to us come down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web space hosting brand names. Assume you are simply an ordinary person who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the website creation processes and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domain names and web sites . Are you prepared to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web space hosting option you can choose? Of course there is, right now there are more than 200,000 web page hosting corporations in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand different web page hosting brand names across the world will offer you the same cPanel web space hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the variety on the contemporary web page hosting market is... Period.
The site hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics reveals that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a huge strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel-based web space hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly fulfilled all site hosting market demands. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Aspect Number 1: An idiotic domain folder system
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extra watchful not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call 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 quite simple to delete on the web hosting server, because they all are placed 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 attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Discover for yourself how good 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 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 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 puzzled? We undoubtedly are!
Weak Point Number 2: The same email folder system
The mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes firmly increase their belief in God when dealing with the mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to screw things up too fatally.
Weak Point Number 3: A complete absence of domain administration GUIs
Do we have to point out the absolute deficiency of a contemporary domain name administration tool - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domains' Whois details, secure the Whois details, change/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not offer such a "modern" tool at all. That's a gigantic disadvantage. An unforgivable one, we wish to point out...
Weak Side No.4: Many login places (min two, maximum 3)
What about the necessity for an additional login to avail of the invoicing, domain and tech support administration tool? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel web hosting supplier. Occasionally, on the basis of the invoicing tool (principally created for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting vendor is making use of, the avid users can wind up with 2 additional logins (1: the invoicing/domain name management section; 2: the trouble ticket support menu), ending up with an aggregate of three login locations (including cPanel).
Predicament Number Five: More than 120 web hosting Control Panel sections to become acquainted with... fast
cPanel presents for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the web page hosting CP. It's a remarkable idea to get to know each and every one of them. And you'd better memorize them swiftly... That's way too insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based site hosting service providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...