How does cpanel-based hosting operate?
For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel website hosting offers on the present-day web page hosting market are provided by a quite unsubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to annual capital flow) called reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-scale business niche, which supplies a big amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing strictly the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offerings on the whole web site hosting market supply the very same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based web space hosting price tags are alike. Very similar. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service practically no other hosting platform/Control Panel choice. So, there is merely a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, mind that one...
200,000 "web site hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet diversely dubbed
The webspace hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us boil down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different hosting brand names. Assume you are only a regular fellow who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the web page development procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domain names and online portals . Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web page hosting variant you can pick? Of course there is, as of now there are more than 200,000 web hosting corporations out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ unique website hosting brands all over the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the variety on the present-day webspace hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple arithmetic shows that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a mammoth strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that an event like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel-based web page hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably answered most site hosting market requirements. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weakness No.1: A moronic domain name folder setup
If you have two or more domain names, though, be extremely attentive not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next 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 web hosting server, since they all are set up 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 located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Determine for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain 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)
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 perplexed? We certainly are!
Problem No.2: The same email folder configuration
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin chaps firmly fortify their faith in God when coping with the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to botch things up too gravely.
Problem Number 3: A total absence of domain name management tools
Do we need to point out the absolute absence of a contemporary domain name management user interface - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domain names' Whois information, secure the Whois info, change/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not supply such a "modern" section at all. That's a considerable problem. An inexcusable one, we want to point out...
Negative Aspect Number 4: Multiple login places (min 2, maximum three)
How about the need for an additional login to utilize the billing transaction, domain and technical support management system? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based site hosting corporation. Sometimes, based on the billing transaction tool (principally conceived for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting provider is utilizing, the eager clients can end up with 2 additional login places (1: the billing/domain name management section; 2: the ticket support menu), winding up with a total of 3 user login locations (counting cPanel).
Drawback No.5: More than one hundred and twenty web page hosting CP sections to get acquainted with... briskly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 sections inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a remarkable idea to pick up each of them. And you'd better pick them up rapidly... That's extremely insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel hosting distributors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...