How does cpanel-based website hosting function?
For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based hosting offers on today's web hosting market are provided by a quite unsubstantial business segment (when it comes to annual money flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web page hosting is a type of a small-size marketing segment, which furnishes an enormous amount of different web hosting brand names, yet providing precisely the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the webspace hosting offerings on the entire website hosting marketplace offer one and the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting price tags are similar. Quite similar. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other webspace hosting platform/web space hosting CP choice. So, there is just a single fact: out of more than 200,000 web space hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, mind that one...
200,000 "site hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet diversely branded
The website hosting "variety" and the hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us boil down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different webspace hosting brand names. Imagine you are simply a regular person who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the web page development procedures and the web space hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domains and web sites . Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any web site hosting option you can select? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than two hundred thousand hosting firms out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand different website hosting brand names across the world will give you the very same cPanel site hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the variety on the current hosting marketplace is... Period.
The web page hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a great strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel-based hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably answered all site hosting business demands. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Inconvenience No.1: A moronic domain name folder system
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extra attentive not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to delete on the server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Check for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain folder configuration is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is placed)
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 name)
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 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 name)
Are you getting puzzled? We definitely are!
Shortcoming Number 2: The same e-mail folder system
The mail folder arrangement on the web server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Making the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin guys firmly enhance their faith in God when handling the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to muck things up too fatally.
Downside Number 3: A complete deficiency of domain administration tools
Do we need to refer to the thorough lack of a modern domain administration user interface - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, change domain names' Whois details, protect the Whois details, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not include such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a big drawback. An unforgettable one, we want to add...
Inconvenience Number Four: Multiple login locations (minimum two, maximum three)
What about the necessity for an extra login to avail of the billing transaction, domain name and tech support administration interface? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based web site hosting firm. Sometimes, on the basis of the invoice transaction system (especially built for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting firm is using, the ardent users can end up with 2 extra login locations (1: the invoicing/domain management GUI; 2: the trouble ticket support menu), ending up with an aggregate of three login locations (counting cPanel).
Predicament Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty hosting CP areas to grasp... quickly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the web site hosting CP. It's a wonderful idea to get to know each of them. And you'd better memorize them rapidly... That's very arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel site hosting firms:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...