How does cpanel-based web site hosting operate?
For your info, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel website hosting offerings on today's web page hosting marketplace are provided by a quite unsubstantial marketing niche (as far as annual money flow is concerned) named hosting reseller. Reseller web page hosting is a sort of a small-scale business segment, which furnishes a vast number of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying absolutely the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the site hosting offers on the whole hosting market provide one and the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based web space hosting price tags are alike. Very similar. Giving those who need a top web hosting service almost no other web space hosting platform/web page hosting CP option. Thus, there is merely one fact: out of more than 200,000 web site hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "site hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet differently named
The site hosting "variety" and the web site hosting "offerings" Google presents to us come down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different webspace hosting brand names. Suppose you are merely a normal person who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the web site making procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the various domains and web portals . Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any site hosting variant you can settle on? Of course there is, at the moment there are more than two hundred thousand webspace hosting service providers in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ unique web hosting brand names worldwide will offer you absolutely the same cPanel web page hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the assortment on the current website hosting market is... Period.
The webspace hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple math reveals that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting company is an immense stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel-based site hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and presumably met all web hosting business preconditions. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weak Side Number One: An idiotic domain name folder structure
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extremely attentive not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to remove on the web server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Examine for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain folder configuration 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)
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)
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 disorientated? We absolutely are!
Negative Sign Number 2: The very same e-mail folder configuration
The e-mail folder arrangement on the web server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Making the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin blokes strongly strengthen their belief in God when tackling the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too seriously.
Downside Number Three: An entire shortage of domain manipulation interfaces
Do we have to cite the sheer deficiency of a modern domain name manipulation GUI - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois info, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not have such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a considerable drawback. An inexcusable one, we want to point out...
Weak Side No.4: Numerous login places (minimum 2, maximum three)
What about the need for an extra login to utilize the billing, domain name and technical support management software solution? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based site hosting corporation. Sometimes, depending on the billing system (especially meant for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting company is utilizing, the ardent clients can end up with 2 extra logins (1: the billing/domain name management software platform; 2: the ticket support section), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).
Inconvenience Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty web page hosting CP menus to get to know... promptly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 menus inside the Control Panel. It's a terrific idea to become acquainted with each of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them fast... That's quite insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based webspace hosting vendors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...