How does cpanel-based website hosting operate?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based web page hosting offerings on the current hosting market are supplied by a very insignificant business niche (as far as annual money flow is concerned) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller web page hosting is a sort of a small-scale business niche, which generates a vast amount of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying the very same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web space hosting offers on the whole web space hosting market supply literally the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel web space hosting price tags are identical. Very identical. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other web site hosting platform/web hosting CP alternative. So, there is simply one single fact: out of more than 200,000 site hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "web site hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely labeled
The web hosting "variety" and the webspace hosting "offerings" Google shows to us boil down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different hosting brand names. Assume you are just a regular person who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the site development procedures and the web site hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domains and web portals . Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any website hosting alternative you can decide upon? Sure there is, at present there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting providers out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different website hosting brand names in the world will offer you the same cPanel CP and platform, branded differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how large the variety on the current hosting market is... Period.
The web site hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a colossal strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel site hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and perhaps fulfilled all hosting market demands. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Predicament No.1: A moronic domain name folder structure
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be ultra watchful not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to erase on the web server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular 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 remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain 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 confused? We doubtlessly are!
Problem No.2: The very same e-mail folder structure
The email folder configuration on the web server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin chaps strongly enhance their belief in God when handling the email folders on the mail server, praying not to botch things up too fatally.
Weak Side Number 3: An absolute shortage of domain name manipulation options
Do we need to cite the total shortage of a modern domain administration menu - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, alter domain names' Whois information, secure the Whois information, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not involve such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a mammoth disadvantage. An unforgettable one, we would like to add...
Weak Side No.4: Numerous login places (minimum two, maximum three)
How about the need for another login to make use of the billing transaction, domain and technical support administration GUI? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based hosting provider. Occasionally, on the basis of the invoice transaction platform (especially developed for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting supplier is availing of, the enthusiastic customers can wind up with 2 extra login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain administration system; 2: the trouble ticket support software), winding up with an aggregate of 3 user login places (including cPanel).
Shortcoming Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty hosting Control Panel areas to learn... quickly
cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ departments inside the hosting Control Panel. It's a terrific idea to get acquainted with each of them. And you'd better memorize them fast... That's way too impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting distributors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...