How does cpanel-based hosting operate?
For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel-based web site hosting offerings on the present site hosting marketplace are generated by a very inconsiderable marketing segment (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller web site hosting is a sort of a small-sized business segment, which supplies a huge amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing literally the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the webspace hosting offers on the whole site hosting marketplace supply strictly the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel webspace hosting prices are alike. Very similar. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/web page hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is only one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand webspace hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, remark that one...
200k "web space hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet diversely labeled
The webspace hosting "diversity" and the webspace hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us come down to just one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web site hosting trademarked names. Assume you are simply an ordinary fellow who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the web page creation procedures and the web page hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domain names and web pages . Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any hosting alternative you can settle on? Of course there is, right now there are more than 200k website hosting vendors in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ different website hosting brand names across the world will give you absolutely the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, labeled differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the diversity on today's web hosting market is... Period.
The web hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple math demonstrates that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is an immense strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel-based webspace hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and perhaps answered all site hosting business demands. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Aspect No.1: A stupid domain folder arrangement
If you have two or more domain names, however, be extremely attentive not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to erase on the web hosting server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Examine for yourself how great 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)
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)
Are you growing confused? We positively are!
Shortcoming Number Two: The very same electronic mail folder structure
The e-mail folder structure on the hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin boys firmly fortify their belief in God when dealing with the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to botch things up too irreparably.
Problem Number Three: A sheer lack of domain name management GUIs
Do we have to bring up the entire shortage of a modern domain name management menu - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, alter domain names' Whois information, secure the Whois info, alter/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not offer such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a big disadvantage. An unforgivable one, we want to add...
Negative Side Number 4: Multiple login locations (minimum 2, max 3)
What about the need for an extra login to use the billing transaction, domain name and technical support management software solution? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel hosting provider. Now and then, on the basis of the invoice transaction platform (particularly intended for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting corporation is availing of, the eager users can wind up with 2 extra login locations (1: the billing/domain administration software platform; 2: the ticket support software platform), ending up with a total of three user login places (including cPanel).
Weak Side Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty hosting Control Panel sections to learn... quickly
cPanel offers to your attention more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the hosting CP. It's a wonderful idea to get familiar with each of them. And you'd better pick them up swiftly... That's extremely impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web space hosting suppliers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...