How does cpanel-based web site hosting work?
For your info, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel web page hosting offerings on the present site hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite insignificant business segment (when it comes to yearly money flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-size marketing segment, which supplies a vast number of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing absolutely the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the web space hosting offers on the whole hosting marketplace furnish the very same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel webspace hosting prices are similar. Very identical. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other hosting platform/web page hosting CP option. Thus, there is merely one single fact: out of more than 200k website hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
200k "hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly branded
The web page hosting "diversity" and the webspace hosting "offers" Google presents to us come down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web site hosting brand names. Suppose you are merely a normal fellow who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the website making processes and the webspace hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domains and online portals . Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any website hosting alternative you can choose? Sure there is, now there are more than 200k web space hosting companies out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ different site hosting brand names worldwide will offer you the same cPanel web site hosting Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the assortment on the contemporary web site hosting marketplace is... Period.
The web site hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple math demonstrates that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a mammoth strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that an event like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel-based site hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly answered most hosting industry demands. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Inconvenience Number One: An imbecilic domain name folder structure
If you have two or more domains, though, be ultra attentive not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to erase on the web server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular 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 domain names, please. Examine for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain name folder system 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 name)
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 categorically are!
Downside Number Two: The very same email folder setup
The mail folder configuration on the hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes strongly strengthen their belief in God when handling the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to muck things up too irretrievably.
Shortcoming No.3: A complete shortage of domain name administration tools
Do we have to point out the complete lack of a modern domain name management user interface - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois details, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not contain such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's an immense disadvantage. An unjustifiable one, we would like to point out...
Weakness No.4: Many login locations (minimum 2, maximum 3)
What about the demand for an additional login to access the billing transaction, domain name and tech support management software? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based web page hosting distributor. At times, based on the billing transaction system (especially developed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting supplier is using, the zealous clients can end up with two extra login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name administration software solution; 2: the ticket support system), winding up with a total of 3 user login locations (counting cPanel).
Negative Aspect No.5: 120+ web page hosting Control Panel departments to grasp... fast
cPanel presents for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the web space hosting CP. It's a terrific idea to learn each and every one of them. And you'd better learn them rapidly... That's very insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based webspace hosting firms:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...