How does cpanel-based hosting operate?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based hosting offerings on the present-day webspace hosting market are supplied by a very insignificant marketing niche (when it comes to yearly cash flow) called reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small marketing segment, which provides a great amount of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing exactly the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web page hosting offers on the whole web space hosting marketplace furnish exactly the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based webspace hosting prices are identical. Quite similar. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/site hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is only one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand webspace hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "web space hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely branded
The hosting "variety" and the web site hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us come down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are simply a normal person who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the website creation processes and the web page hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domain names and web portals . Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any webspace hosting variant you can opt for? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than 200,000 web space hosting companies out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique web site hosting brand names around the world will give you exactly the same cPanel web space hosting CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the assortment on today's site hosting marketplace is... Period.
The site hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a big stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel web space hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably answered most hosting business prerequisites. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Side Number 1: A foolish domain folder arrangement
If you have two or more domain names, however, be extremely cautious not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to remove on the hosting server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Verify for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain folder setup 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)
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)
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 undoubtedly are!
Negative Aspect Number 2: The very same e-mail folder setup
The e-mail folder arrangement on the server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin chums firmly reinforce their faith in God when managing the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to screw things up too severely.
Negative Side No.3: A sheer shortage of domain name manipulation options
Do we need to point out the sheer absence of a modern domain manipulation menu - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, change domain names' Whois information, protect the Whois information, alter/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not include such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a great problem. An unjustifiable one, we would like to point out...
Weak Side Number 4: Numerous login locations (minimum 2, max three)
What about the need for an additional login to access the invoicing transaction, domain and tech support administration tool? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel webspace hosting company. Sometimes, depending on the invoicing transaction tool (principally devised for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting company is utilizing, the devoted clients can end up with 2 additional login locations (1: the invoicing/domain administration tool; 2: the ticket support software platform), ending up with an aggregate of three user login places (including cPanel).
Disadvantage Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty webspace hosting Control Panel sections to memorize... fast
cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 areas inside the hosting Control Panel. It's a fabulous idea to get to know each and every one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them briskly... That's very impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting vendors:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...