How does cpanel-based website hosting operate?
For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel web hosting offerings on the contemporary hosting marketplace are provided by a very inconsiderable business segment (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) known as reseller hosting. Reseller webspace hosting is a type of a small-sized business segment, which generates a great number of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing literally the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web page hosting offerings on the entire web site hosting market supply the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel web page hosting price tags are alike. Very identical. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other web page hosting platform/web site hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is just one single fact: out of more than 200,000 webspace hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "web space hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet differently branded
The web hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google reveals to us come down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Assume you are only a normal bloke who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the website creation procedures and the web site hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domain names and web pages . Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web page hosting variant you can decide upon? Sure there is, right now there are more than 200,000 web space hosting firms out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ unique website hosting brands in the world will give you precisely the same cPanel web site hosting Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the variety on today's web page hosting marketplace is... Period.
The web page hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics reveals that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a mammoth stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel-based web space hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and perhaps answered all web space hosting market preconditions. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Predicament No.1: A ludicrous domain folder configuration
If you have two or more domain names, though, be ultra careful not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to delete on the web server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Decide for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain name folder structure is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is located)
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)
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 name)
Are you becoming confused? We definitely are!
Negative Sign No.2: The same electronic mail folder arrangement
The e-mail folder structure on the web hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes strongly fortify their faith in God when handling the mail folders on the email server, praying not to botch things up too severely.
Weak Side Number Three: A total shortage of domain management interfaces
Do we have to point out the total deficiency of a contemporary domain name manipulation user interface - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domain names' Whois details, protect the Whois information, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not furnish such a "modern" GUI at all. That's a great disadvantage. An unpardonable one, we wish to add...
Shortcoming No.4: Numerous login locations (minimum 2, maximum three)
How about the need for another login to make use of the invoicing transaction, domain and tech support management interface? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based site hosting supplier. Sometimes, based on the invoicing tool (especially developed for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting service provider is availing of, the eager clients can end up with 2 additional login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain name administration software; 2: the ticket support software solution), ending up with a total of 3 user login places (including cPanel).
Inconvenience Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty web space hosting CP areas to get to know... quickly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 menus inside the web hosting CP. It's a marvelous idea to learn each one of them. And you'd better get to know them fast... That's excessively insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based hosting suppliers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...