How does cpanel-based web hosting operate?
For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel website hosting offerings on today's web hosting marketplace are provided by a quite unsubstantial business niche (when it comes to annual capital flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web site hosting is a sort of a small-scale marketing segment, which generates a big quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing one and the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the webspace hosting offers on the entire hosting marketplace offer literally the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting price tags are alike. Very much alike. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service almost no other site hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is just one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
200k "webspace hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet diversely branded
The web hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us come down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web space hosting brand names. Imagine you are merely an ordinary bloke who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the website making procedures and the web site hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domains and websites . Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any hosting alternative you can decide upon? Of course there is, these days there are more than two hundred thousand web page hosting vendors in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ different web site hosting brand names across the world will offer you literally the same cPanel site hosting CP and platform, branded differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the variety on the present web site hosting market is... Period.
The web space hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic reveals that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a mammoth stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel web space hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and perhaps met most web hosting industry prerequisites. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Problem Number One: A dumb domain name folder setup
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extra attentive not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to remove on the server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite 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 delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Decide for yourself how great cPanel's domain name 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 name)
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 name)
Are you growing confused? We surely are!
Downside No.2: The same email folder structure
The e-mail folder structure on the server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin guys firmly strengthen their belief in God when handling the mail folders on the email server, hoping not to botch things up too severely.
Weakness No.3: A total shortage of domain manipulation user interfaces
Do we need to cite the complete lack of a contemporary domain name management GUI - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domains, alter domain names' Whois information, shield the Whois details, modify/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not contain such a "modern" tool at all. That's a mammoth drawback. An unforgettable one, we want to add...
Negative Side Number 4: Multiple login locations (min 2, maximum 3)
How about the need for an extra login to access the invoice transaction, domain name and tech support management tool? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based web hosting corporation. Sometimes, on the basis of the invoicing platform (principally intended for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting firm is availing of, the keen users can wind up with two additional login places (1: the billing/domain administration software platform; 2: the ticket support system), winding up with a total of three user login locations (including cPanel).
Drawback Number 5: More than 120 site hosting CP areas to get to know... fast
cPanel presents to your attention 120+ sections inside the webspace hosting Control Panel. It's a remarkable idea to grasp each one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them fast... That's way too impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel hosting vendors:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...