How does cpanel-based hosting operate?
For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel web site hosting offers on the present-day website hosting marketplace are supplied by a very inconsiderable business niche (when it comes to annual money flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller web page hosting is a kind of a small-sized business segment, which provides a big amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying one and the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offerings on the entire web space hosting market furnish precisely the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel webspace hosting price tags are identical. Very much alike. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service practically no other hosting platform/web page hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is just a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand site hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...
200k "hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet diversely labeled
The site hosting "diversity" and the web page hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us come down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different site hosting brand names. Imagine you are just a normal fellow who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the site creation procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domains and web portals . Are you prepared to make your hosting choice? Is there any hosting variant you can pick? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than two hundred thousand site hosting distributors in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ different site hosting brands across the world will offer you the same cPanel webspace hosting CP and platform, branded in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the variety on the current website hosting market is... Period.
The web space hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math reveals that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a gigantic strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel webspace hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly covered most hosting market prerequisites. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Downside Number One: A foolish domain folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extra careful not to remove 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 domain names are quite simple to erase on the web hosting server, because they all are set up 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 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. Verify for yourself how fabulous 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 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)
Are you becoming bewildered? We definitely are!
Downside Number Two: The same electronic mail folder configuration
The e-mail folder structure on the web hosting server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin boys strongly reinforce their faith in God when coping with the email folders on the mail server, praying not to botch things up too irretrievably.
Negative Side Number Three: A thorough deficiency of domain management user interfaces
Do we have to point out the absolute deficiency of a modern domain administration tool - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domain names, change domains' Whois details, protect the Whois info, alter/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not involve such a "modern" section at all. That's a big shortcoming. An inexcusable one, we would like to point out...
Problem Number Four: Many user login places (minimum two, max three)
What about the necessity for an extra login to use the invoicing, domain and tech support management software platform? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel web hosting company. Occasionally, based on the invoice transaction system (particularly developed for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting corporation is making use of, the enthusiastic users can end up with 2 extra login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain management menu; 2: the trouble ticket support user interface), winding up with a total of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).
Predicament No.5: More than one hundred and twenty site hosting Control Panel sections to get acquainted with... swiftly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the CP. It's a wonderful idea to become acquainted with each of them. And you'd better grasp them briskly... That's extremely impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based webspace hosting suppliers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...