How does cpanel-based site hosting operate?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based hosting offerings on the current site hosting market are furnished by a quite insubstantial marketing segment (as far as annual money flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web page hosting is a sort of a small-sized business segment, which generates an enormous number of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying absolutely the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web space hosting offers on the entire hosting market provide literally the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based hosting price tags are identical. Very identical. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service practically no other hosting platform/site hosting CP alternative. So, there is just a single fact: out of more than 200k site hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, note that one...
200,000 "web hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely named
The web page hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us come down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different hosting brand names. Suppose you are only a normal guy who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the web site making procedures and the web page hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domain names and web sites . Are you prepared to make your hosting selection? Is there any web hosting option you can select? Sure there is, as of now there are more than 200,000 web hosting distributors out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different webspace hosting brand names around the world will give you exactly the same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the diversity on the present web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The webspace hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple math shows that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a huge stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel web hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly covered all web page hosting business preconditions. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Shortcoming Number One: An imbecilic domain name folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extra cautious not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to delete on the web hosting server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Verify for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain folder setup 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)
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 growing puzzled? We absolutely are!
Predicament Number 2: The same electronic mail folder system
The mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The admin chums firmly fortify their faith in God when managing the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to muck things up too irretrievably.
Weak Point Number 3: An utter deficiency of domain name manipulation GUIs
Do we have to refer to the total deficiency of a contemporary domain manipulation interface - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, change domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois information, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not involve such a "modern" menu at all. That's a big shortcoming. An unforgettable one, we wish to point out...
Weakness Number 4: Multiple login places (minimum 2, maximum three)
What about the demand for an additional login to utilize the invoice transaction, domain name and tech support management software solution? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based hosting vendor. Now and then, depending on the billing tool (especially tailored for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting distributor is utilizing, the keen customers can end up with 2 additional logins (1: the billing/domain administration menu; 2: the ticket support tool), ending up with an aggregate of three login locations (counting cPanel).
Downside No.5: 120+ web hosting Control Panel sections to become familiar with... rapidly
cPanel offers to your attention more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the web site hosting Control Panel. It's a superb idea to become familiar with each of them. And you'd better become familiar with them swiftly... That's way too insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting corporations:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...