How does cpanel-based hosting operate?
For your info, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel site hosting offerings on today's website hosting marketplace are generated by a very insubstantial marketing segment (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller web page hosting is a sort of a small-size business niche, which provides a vast quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering the very same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web page hosting offerings on the entire website hosting market offer the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based web site hosting price tags are identical. Quite similar. Giving those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/web page hosting Control Panel option. So, there is merely a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand webspace hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2%, note that one...
200k "webspace hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely labeled
The webspace hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offers" Google reveals to us boil down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different webspace hosting trademarked names. Assume you are merely an ordinary chap who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the site creation procedures and the webspace hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domains and websites . Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any web site hosting option you can settle on? Sure there is, at present there are more than 200,000 web hosting suppliers out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ different web hosting brand names worldwide will offer you strictly the same cPanel web page hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the variety on today's web site hosting marketplace is... Period.
The website hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple math demonstrates that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a huge stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel-based webspace hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably satisfied all website hosting business demands. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Predicament Number 1: A dumb domain folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extra attentive not to erase 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 name). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to remove on the web server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Verify for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain 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)
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 getting perplexed? We definitely are!
Downside Number 2: The same email folder system
The e-mail folder structure on the hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The admin blokes strongly increase their belief in God when tackling the mail folders on the email server, praying not to muck things up too severely.
Weakness Number Three: A thorough lack of domain administration menus
Do we need to cite the absolute deficiency of a modern domain manipulation menu - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, change domain names' Whois info, shield the Whois information, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not contain such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's an immense inconvenience. An unforgettable one, we wish to point out...
Disadvantage No.4: Numerous login places (minimum 2, maximum three)
How about the necessity for an additional login to access the invoice transaction, domain and technical support management interface? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based web space hosting firm. Sometimes, on the basis of the invoicing transaction system (especially intended for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting distributor is availing of, the ardent clients can wind up with two additional login locations (1: the billing/domain name management platform; 2: the ticket support system), winding up with a total of 3 login locations (including cPanel).
Disadvantage Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty web site hosting Control Panel areas to pick up... fast
cPanel offers to your attention 120+ sections inside the hosting Control Panel. It's a superb idea to grasp each and every one of them. And you'd better memorize them rapidly... That's excessively impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web hosting distributors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...