How does cpanel-based site hosting work?
For your info, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel-based website hosting offerings on the present-day web page hosting market are furnished by a very insignificant marketing segment (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) named hosting reseller. Reseller site hosting is a sort of a small-sized marketing segment, which generates an immense quantity of different web hosting brands, yet supplying the very same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the web site hosting offerings on the whole site hosting marketplace furnish literally the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel web site hosting prices are identical. Very similar. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other web space hosting platform/web site hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is just one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand webspace hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
200k "web page hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet diversely dubbed
The site hosting "variety" and the hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us boil down to just one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different hosting brand names. Assume you are merely an average person who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the web site making procedures and the web page hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domain names and online portals . Are you prepared to make your web hosting selection? Is there any site hosting alternative you can pick? Sure there is, now there are more than 200k site hosting suppliers out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ different hosting brands all over the world will offer you precisely the same cPanel Control Panel and platform, branded in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the variety on today's web page hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The website hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple math demonstrates that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a gigantic strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel-based webspace hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly answered all web site hosting market demands. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Downside Number One: An imbecilic domain name folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extra attentive not to delete 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 name). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to delete on the web hosting server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Determine for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain folder arrangement 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)
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 growing nonplussed? We surely are!
Drawback Number Two: The very same e-mail folder structure
The mail folder configuration on the hosting server is literally the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin boys firmly enhance their faith in God when coping with the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to muck things up too gravely.
Weak Point Number 3: A complete absence of domain name administration GUIs
Do we have to refer to the absolute absence of a modern domain name manipulation tool - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, edit domain names' Whois information, shield the Whois details, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not provide such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a vast problem. An unjustifiable one, we want to add...
Negative Side Number Four: Many user login places (minimum 2, max 3)
What about the necessity for an additional login to use the invoice transaction, domain and tech support management interface? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based webspace hosting supplier. Occasionally, on the basis of the billing transaction system (particularly invented for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting firm is utilizing, the keen users can end up with 2 extra logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain management software platform; 2: the ticket support system), winding up with an aggregate of 3 user login locations (counting cPanel).
Negative Side Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty webspace hosting CP sections to get familiar with... quickly
cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the web space hosting Control Panel. It's a glorious idea to become familiar with each of them. And you'd better get to know them fast... That's way too impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web page hosting service providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...