How does cpanel-based hosting operate?
For your info, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel web site hosting offers on the contemporary hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite insubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to yearly money flow) called reseller hosting. Reseller site hosting is a type of a small-scale marketing segment, which generates a huge amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing exactly the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the webspace hosting offers on the whole webspace hosting market supply absolutely the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel webspace hosting prices are similar. Quite identical. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other web page hosting platform/hosting CP choice. So, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200k web page hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
200k "web page hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet diversely named
The web page hosting "variety" and the web site hosting "offerings" Google shows to us come down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are simply an ordinary chap who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the web site making processes and the site hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domain names and online portals . Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any site hosting alternative you can opt for? Sure there is, at present there are more than 200,000 site hosting distributors in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different web page hosting brand names around the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel webspace hosting Control Panel and platform, named differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the assortment on today's hosting market is... Full stop.
The web page hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics shows that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a colossal stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel-based site hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably met most web hosting business demands. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Side Number 1: An imbecilic domain name folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extra watchful not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to remove on the web hosting server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular 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 erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Verify for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain folder configuration 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 name)
Are you becoming puzzled? We unquestionably are!
Predicament Number Two: The same e-mail folder system
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Making the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin guys strongly strengthen their belief in God when dealing with the mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to botch things up too harshly.
Negative Point No.3: An entire deficiency of domain management tools
Do we need to point out the total shortage of a modern domain name manipulation interface - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domains' Whois info, protect the Whois information, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not include such a "modern" section at all. That's an immense inconvenience. An unforgettable one, we wish to add...
Inconvenience Number 4: Multiple login places (minimum two, max 3)
What about the necessity for another login to make use of the billing, domain and technical support management software solution? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel website hosting provider. Now and then, on the basis of the invoice transaction tool (especially meant for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting service provider is availing of, the keen customers can end up with two extra logins (1: the billing/domain management software platform; 2: the ticket support GUI), ending up with an aggregate of 3 user login locations (counting cPanel).
Problem Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty web space hosting Control Panel menus to learn... rapidly
cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the web page hosting Control Panel. It's a marvelous idea to grasp each of them. And you'd better learn them quickly... That's very impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based hosting corporations:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...