How does cpanel-based web site hosting work?
For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel-based hosting offers on the present webspace hosting marketplace are provided by a very insignificant marketing niche (when it comes to annual money flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller site hosting is a kind of a small-size marketing segment, which generates a great amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing strictly the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the web page hosting offers on the whole web hosting market provide the very same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based site hosting price tags are similar. Very much alike. Giving those who need a top web hosting service practically no other web space hosting platform/web site hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is simply one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand site hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, remark that one...
200k "web page hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed
The web space hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google presents to us come down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Assume you are only an ordinary fellow who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the site making procedures and the web site hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domains and online portals . Are you prepared to make your web hosting selection? Is there any hosting option you can pick? Sure there is, now there are more than 200k web page hosting distributors out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ different site hosting brand names in the world will give you precisely the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, named differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the assortment on the current web page hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The webspace hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple math reveals that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a colossal strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel-based web space hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly satisfied all web site hosting industry requirements. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weak Side Number 1: A dumb domain name folder arrangement
If you have two or more domain names, however, be ultra cautious not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to erase on the 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 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 domain names, please. Observe for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain folder structure 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 name)
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 name)
Are you becoming confused? We clearly are!
Negative Side Number 2: The very same e-mail folder system
The mail folder configuration on the server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The admin boys strongly strengthen their belief in God when managing the email folders on the email server, praying not to fuck things up too gravely.
Weak Side Number 3: An absolute deficiency of domain name administration interfaces
Do we need to bring up the sheer deficiency of a contemporary domain name manipulation interface - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domains' Whois details, secure the Whois details, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a major drawback. An unpardonable one, we wish to add...
Negative Point No.4: Multiple login places (minimum two, max three)
What about the necessity for an additional login to use the invoicing, domain name and tech support administration software? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel web hosting supplier. Occasionally, based on the invoicing transaction tool (principally built for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting firm is utilizing, the eager customers can wind up with 2 extra logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain management platform; 2: the ticket support GUI), winding up with a total of three user login places (counting cPanel).
Predicament No.5: More than one hundred and twenty webspace hosting Control Panel menus to get familiar with... briskly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than 120 departments inside the web site hosting CP. It's a marvelous idea to grasp each and every one of them. And you'd better learn them swiftly... That's extremely impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web site hosting service providers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...