How does cpanel-based hosting work?
For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based web page hosting offers on today's website hosting market are supplied by a quite insubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to yearly cash flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web space hosting is a type of a small business niche, which provides an immense amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering the very same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the site hosting offerings on the whole web page hosting marketplace offer the very same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel web site hosting prices are alike. Very identical. Giving those who need a top web hosting service almost no other web page hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is simply a single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, note that one...
200k "webspace hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely labeled
The web site hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google presents to us boil down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web space hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are merely an ordinary person who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web site development procedures and the web page hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domains and online portals . Are you prepared to make your web hosting selection? Is there any web space hosting alternative you can settle on? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting distributors in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ different site hosting brands in the world will offer you exactly the same cPanel web space hosting CP and platform, labeled in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the variety on the current web space hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The web space hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple math reveals that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a colossal strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel-based hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps satisfied all site hosting market requirements. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Shortcoming Number 1: An imbecilic domain folder setup
If you have two or more domains, though, be very watchful not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to delete on the web server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Discover for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain folder system 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 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 getting disorientated? We doubtlessly are!
Downside Number 2: The very same email folder structure
The electronic mail folder structure on the web hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Making the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin guys firmly strengthen their belief in God when managing the mail folders on the mail server, praying not to muck things up too severely.
Weak Side No.3: A complete shortage of domain management tools
Do we need to cite the absolute shortage of a contemporary domain name manipulation GUI - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, alter domain names' Whois details, protect the Whois information, modify/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not supply such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a mammoth downside. An unforgettable one, we want to add...
Weak Point Number 4: Multiple user login places (min two, maximum three)
How about the need for an additional login to avail of the billing, domain and tech support administration interface? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel hosting corporation. Now and then, on the basis of the billing tool (principally meant for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting corporation is availing of, the earnest clients can wind up with 2 additional login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name administration GUI; 2: the trouble ticket support software platform), winding up with an aggregate of three user login places (including cPanel).
Problem Number Five: 120+ website hosting CP menus to get familiar with... quickly
cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty departments inside the web site hosting CP. It's a wonderful idea to memorize each of them. And you'd better grasp them rapidly... That's extremely impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based webspace hosting companies:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...