How does cpanel-based website hosting operate?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based web space hosting offerings on the contemporary web site hosting market are furnished by a very insubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to annual capital flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller site hosting is a type of a small-scale business segment, which supplies a huge quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet providing strictly the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the site hosting offers on the whole website hosting marketplace furnish precisely the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel website hosting price tags are alike. Very similar. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service almost no other web page hosting platform/site hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is just one fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, mind that one...
200k "site hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet diversely branded
The hosting "variety" and the web site hosting "offers" Google shows to us come down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web page hosting brand names. Suppose you are merely a regular guy who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the web page creation processes and the hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domains and web portals . Are you prepared to make your web hosting selection? Is there any web space hosting alternative you can decide upon? Sure there is, today there are more than 200k web space hosting distributors out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ unique hosting brands in the world will give you the very same cPanel webspace hosting Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the diversity on the present-day web page hosting marketplace is... Period.
The site hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics reveals that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a colossal stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel web page hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly covered all site hosting market requirements. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Side Number 1: A stupid domain name folder setup
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extremely cautious not to delete 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). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to delete on the web server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Observe for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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 name)
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 getting nonplussed? We surely are!
Predicament Number Two: The very same email folder arrangement
The electronic mail folder configuration on the web hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The admin blokes strongly strengthen their faith in God when coping with the electronic mail folders on the mail server, praying not to bungle things up too badly.
Negative Side Number Three: A sheer shortage of domain name management options
Do we need to cite the absolute deficiency of a contemporary domain name management tool - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, change domains' Whois details, shield the Whois information, edit/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not include such a "modern" interface at all. That's a gigantic disadvantage. An inexcusable one, we wish to point out...
Shortcoming Number 4: Many user login locations (min two, maximum 3)
What about the necessity for an extra login to make use of the invoice transaction, domain name and tech support administration section? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel web space hosting firm. Now and then, depending on the invoice transaction system (particularly invented for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting provider is utilizing, the devoted clients can wind up with two additional logins (1: the invoicing/domain administration GUI; 2: the trouble ticket support tool), ending up with a total of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).
Inconvenience Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty webspace hosting Control Panel departments to get acquainted with... rapidly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than 120 menus inside the website hosting CP. It's a terrific idea to become acquainted with each of them. And you'd better learn them promptly... That's excessively arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting vendors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...