How does cpanel-based website hosting operate?
For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel website hosting offers on the present web space hosting marketplace are furnished by a very inconsiderable business segment (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) called hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small business segment, which generates a vast number of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying the very same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web space hosting offers on the whole webspace hosting market offer the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based webspace hosting price tags are alike. Very much alike. Giving those who require a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/site hosting CP alternative. So, there is simply a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, mark that one...
200,000 "web site hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet differently branded
The web site hosting "variety" and the site hosting "offers" Google shows to us come down to just one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Imagine you are just a regular fellow who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the web page creation procedures and the web site hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domain names and web pages . Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any hosting variant you can decide upon? Of course there is, these days there are more than 200k webspace hosting providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique hosting brands around the world will give you strictly the same cPanel Control Panel and platform, named differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the diversity on the present hosting marketplace is... Period.
The web site hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple math demonstrates that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a great strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel-based web page hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and presumably answered most web page hosting business preconditions. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Point Number 1: An imbecilic domain name folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extremely cautious not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to delete on the hosting server, since 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 attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Check for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain folder structure 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)
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 positively are!
Drawback Number Two: The same e-mail folder structure
The electronic mail folder structure on the hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin chums strongly increase their faith in God when managing the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to mess things up too gravely.
Negative Point No.3: A sheer deficiency of domain manipulation sections
Do we have to refer to the thorough lack of a contemporary domain name manipulation tool - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domain names' Whois information, shield the Whois information, edit/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not involve such a "modern" GUI at all. That's a mammoth weakness. An unjustifiable one, we wish to point out...
Weakness No.4: Many user login places (minimum 2, max 3)
How about the necessity for an additional login to make use of the billing transaction, domain and technical support management system? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based site hosting company. Occasionally, on the basis of the invoicing platform (principally developed for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting supplier is making use of, the ardent users can end up with 2 extra login locations (1: the billing/domain administration system; 2: the trouble ticket support software solution), winding up with a total of 3 user login locations (counting cPanel).
Weakness No.5: 120+ website hosting CP departments to get familiar with... promptly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the web page hosting CP. It's a wonderful idea to grasp each one of them. And you'd better pick them up fast... That's inordinately arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel webspace hosting companies:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...