How does cpanel-based web hosting operate?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based site hosting offers on the present-day website hosting market are generated by a very insubstantial business segment (when it comes to yearly cash flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller webspace hosting is a type of a small-scale marketing segment, which provides an immense amount of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing one and the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web site hosting offers on the whole hosting marketplace offer one and the very same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based web site hosting prices are alike. Very similar. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/web site hosting CP choice. Thus, there is just one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand webspace hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "webspace hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly labeled
The web hosting "variety" and the site hosting "offers" Google shows to us come down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web site hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are just a normal person who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the website creation processes and the web page hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domain names and websites . Are you prepared to make your web hosting selection? Is there any site hosting variant you can decide upon? Sure there is, now there are more than 200k webspace hosting vendors out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ unique site hosting brand names across the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the assortment on today's hosting market is... Period.
The web site hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics shows that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a huge stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that something like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel-based site hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly covered all website hosting business demands. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Problem No.1: A dumb domain folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extremely attentive not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent 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 erase on the server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, 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 try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Examine for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain name folder system 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)
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)
Are you becoming confused? We clearly are!
Negative Side Number 2: The same electronic mail folder system
The e-mail folder arrangement on the server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin guys firmly increase their faith in God when dealing with the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to botch things up too badly.
Negative Side Number 3: A total shortage of domain name administration menus
Do we need to cite the thorough deficiency of a contemporary domain name manipulation GUI - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domains' Whois details, protect the Whois details, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a huge downside. An unpardonable one, we would like to point out...
Predicament Number 4: Multiple login places (min two, max 3)
How about the necessity for an extra login to access the invoicing transaction, domain name and tech support administration tool? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel hosting firm. Occasionally, depending on the invoicing transaction system (principally tailored for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting vendor is utilizing, the zealous users can end up with 2 additional logins (1: the billing/domain management software; 2: the trouble ticket support section), winding up with a total of three user login places (counting cPanel).
Inconvenience Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty CP departments to become familiar with... briskly
cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 departments inside the web hosting CP. It's a terrific idea to become acquainted with each of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them fast... That's inordinately arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web page hosting providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...