How does cpanel-based web hosting function?
For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based site hosting offerings on the present web site hosting market are generated by a quite unsubstantial marketing niche (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-scale business segment, which supplies a big amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing exactly the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the web space hosting offers on the whole webspace hosting market supply the very same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based web page hosting prices are similar. Quite similar. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other web page hosting platform/webspace hosting CP choice. So, there is merely one fact: out of more than 200,000 web space hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "web hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely labeled
The web space hosting "diversity" and the web site hosting "offers" Google reveals to us boil down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web page hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are just a regular fellow who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the site creation procedures and the webspace hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domain names and sites . Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any web page hosting option you can decide upon? Sure there is, at the moment there are more than two hundred thousand web space hosting firms out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ different webspace hosting brands across the world will offer you literally the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, branded differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the diversity on the present-day web site hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The website hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple math shows that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a gigantic strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps covered most hosting industry requirements. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Problem Number One: An idiotic domain folder system
If you have two or more domain names, however, be very watchful not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to delete on the web server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Verify for yourself how great cPanel's domain name folder configuration is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is situated)
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 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 becoming disorientated? We undoubtedly are!
Weak Point Number 2: The very same email folder structure
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin chums firmly strengthen their faith in God when coping with the e-mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to muck things up too seriously.
Inconvenience Number Three: An utter deficiency of domain name management interfaces
Do we have to bring up the entire shortage of a modern domain name management platform - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, change domains' Whois information, protect the Whois information, change/create name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "modern" menu at all. That's a huge predicament. An inexcusable one, we would like to add...
Negative Point Number Four: Numerous user login places (min 2, maximum three)
How about the demand for another login to access the invoice transaction, domain and tech support administration GUI? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel site hosting service provider. Occasionally, on the basis of the invoicing transaction tool (particularly conceived for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting provider is utilizing, the ardent clients can wind up with two extra login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain management platform; 2: the ticket support user interface), winding up with an aggregate of 3 user login locations (counting cPanel).
Disadvantage Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty hosting Control Panel departments to pick up... fast
cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the web site hosting CP. It's a remarkable idea to become acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better pick them up swiftly... That's way too insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web space hosting providers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...