How does cpanel-based web site hosting operate?
For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based web hosting offers on the current web page hosting market are generated by a very insubstantial business segment (when it comes to yearly cash flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-size business niche, which supplies a vast amount of different web hosting brands, yet supplying literally the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the webspace hosting offerings on the whole webspace hosting marketplace supply one and the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based web page hosting prices are identical. Very much alike. Giving those who need a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/web site hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is merely one fact: out of more than 200,000 web site hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, mind that one...
200,000 "website hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet differently branded
The site hosting "variety" and the hosting "offerings" Google presents to us come down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different hosting trademarked names. Assume you are simply an ordinary person who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the site development processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domain names and web portals . Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any hosting variant you can choose? Of course there is, at present there are more than 200,000 web space hosting providers in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand different hosting brands all over the world will give you precisely the same cPanel webspace hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the variety on the present-day web site hosting market is... Full stop.
The web page hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a big strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel webspace hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly fulfilled all web page hosting business prerequisites. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Point Number 1: A foolish domain folder system
If you have two or more domains, though, be ultra attentive not to erase entirely 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 erase on the server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous 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 remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Discover for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain name folder configuration 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 name)
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 getting perplexed? We categorically are!
Weak Side Number Two: The very same mail folder arrangement
The mail folder arrangement on the server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin boys firmly fortify their faith in God when dealing with the email folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to botch things up too severely.
Drawback No.3: An absolute absence of domain manipulation user interfaces
Do we need to cite the sheer lack of a contemporary domain administration user interface - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, alter domains' Whois info, secure the Whois info, change/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not involve such a "modern" interface at all. That's a mammoth weakness. An unjustifiable one, we would like to point out...
Downside No.4: Many user login places (min two, max 3)
What about the demand for an extra login to utilize the billing, domain name and technical support administration user interface? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel web space hosting provider. At times, depending on the invoice transaction platform (particularly devised for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting corporation is making use of, the ardent users can wind up with two additional logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain name administration user interface; 2: the trouble ticket support user interface), winding up with a total of three user login places (including cPanel).
Weakness Number Five: 120+ hosting CP menus to get to know... quickly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty departments inside the web page hosting Control Panel. It's a superb idea to get acquainted with each of them. And you'd better learn them briskly... That's extremely impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web space hosting distributors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...