How does cpanel-based site hosting operate?
For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel web page hosting offers on the present web space hosting marketplace are provided by a very inconsiderable marketing segment (when it comes to yearly money flow) called reseller hosting. Reseller webspace hosting is a sort of a small-size business niche, which supplies a huge quantity of different web hosting brands, yet supplying precisely the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the hosting offers on the whole hosting marketplace provide one and the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel site hosting price tags are identical. Quite similar. Giving those who require a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/web site hosting Control Panel option. So, there is just one fact: out of more than 200k web space hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, note that one...
200,000 "web site hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly labeled
The web space hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us boil down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different site hosting brand names. Imagine you are just an average chap who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web page development procedures and the web site hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domains and web portals . Are you prepared to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web hosting alternative you can opt for? Sure there is, as of now there are more than two hundred thousand web page hosting service providers in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ unique web space hosting brand names worldwide will give you exactly the same cPanel web space hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the variety on the present-day web space hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The web site hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple math shows that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a colossal stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel-based web page hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and presumably covered most website hosting industry preconditions. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Shortcoming No.1: A moronic domain folder structure
If you have two or more domains, however, be extra watchful not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain, 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 hosting server, since they all are located 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. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Discover for yourself how good cPanel's domain name folder setup 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 name)
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 baffled? We unquestionably are!
Weakness Number Two: The very same e-mail folder configuration
The electronic mail folder structure on the web server is literally the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin boys firmly increase their faith in God when dealing with the email folders on the mail server, praying not to muck things up too gravely.
Weak Side Number Three: An absolute deficiency of domain name administration interfaces
Do we have to bring up the complete lack of a contemporary domain name administration platform - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, alter domain names' Whois details, secure the Whois details, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not offer such a "modern" menu at all. That's a colossal predicament. An unforgettable one, we wish to add...
Weak Point No.4: Multiple user login locations (minimum two, maximum 3)
How about the need for an extra login to use the invoicing, domain and technical support management user interface? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel website hosting company. Now and then, on the basis of the billing transaction system (particularly designed for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting vendor is making use of, the devoted users can end up with 2 additional login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain name management software platform; 2: the trouble ticket support platform), ending up with a total of 3 login locations (including cPanel).
Disadvantage No.5: More than a hundred and twenty webspace hosting CP sections to become familiar with... promptly
cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the webspace hosting CP. It's a superb idea to pick up each of them. And you'd better learn them swiftly... That's excessively impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting service providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...