How does cpanel-based website hosting operate?
For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel web page hosting offers on the contemporary site hosting marketplace are provided by a quite unsubstantial business segment (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) named reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a kind of a small-size marketing segment, which furnishes a big quantity of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing the very same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the hosting offerings on the whole web page hosting market provide strictly the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel webspace hosting price tags are alike. Quite identical. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other web site hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is merely one fact: out of more than 200k web site hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "web site hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly named
The web page hosting "diversity" and the web space hosting "offerings" Google shows to us come down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web space hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are just an ordinary person who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the site making processes and the hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domain names and web sites . Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any site hosting option you can settle on? Sure there is, today there are more than 200,000 web site hosting firms in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ unique web page hosting brand names in the world will offer you exactly the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, labeled differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the diversity on the present-day web site hosting marketplace is... Period.
The hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is an enormous strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel webspace hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably fulfilled all webspace hosting business requirements. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Predicament No.1: An idiotic domain name folder system
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be ultra careful not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to delete on the web server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular 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 erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Observe for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain name folder configuration 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)
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 growing disorientated? We unquestionably are!
Predicament Number Two: The very same electronic mail folder structure
The e-mail folder configuration on the web hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin guys firmly fortify their faith in God when managing the email folders on the mail server, praying not to mess things up too badly.
Negative Aspect No.3: An absolute deficiency of domain name management GUIs
Do we have to point out the total shortage of a modern domain management tool - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, alter domains' Whois info, shield the Whois info, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "modern" GUI at all. That's a great predicament. An unforgivable one, we want to add...
Negative Side Number Four: Numerous login places (min 2, max 3)
What about the need for an additional login to use the invoicing, domain name and tech support management user interface? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based webspace hosting distributor. Occasionally, on the basis of the billing transaction tool (particularly invented for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting vendor is utilizing, the ardent clients can end up with two extra login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain name administration section; 2: the ticket support software solution), winding up with a total of three user login locations (counting cPanel).
Weakness Number 5: 120+ web hosting CP menus to become acquainted with... briskly
cPanel offers to your attention 120+ areas inside the web space hosting CP. It's a terrific idea to get familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them fast... That's excessively impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based webspace hosting corporations:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...