How does cpanel-based web site hosting work?
For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel-based web hosting offers on the present web space hosting market are furnished by a quite unsubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to annual capital flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller webspace hosting is a sort of a small marketing niche, which provides a great amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing the very same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web space hosting offerings on the entire site hosting market furnish absolutely the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting price tags are identical. Very identical. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/webspace hosting Control Panel option. So, there is just a single fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
200k "web site hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet diversely dubbed
The web space hosting "diversity" and the web space hosting "offers" 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. Imagine you are merely a normal chap who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the site making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domain names and sites . Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any web space hosting alternative you can settle on? Of course there is, as of now there are more than 200,000 hosting firms in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ different web space hosting brand names all over the world will offer you literally the same cPanel Control Panel and platform, labeled in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the diversity on today's web space hosting marketplace is... Period.
The website hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a gigantic 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 upsides and downsides of the cPanel-based web hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and perhaps met all website hosting industry prerequisites. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Downside Number One: A stupid domain folder setup
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extremely cautious not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to remove on the web server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous 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 delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Examine for yourself how terrific 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 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)
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 undeniably are!
Drawback Number Two: The same mail folder system
The mail folder configuration on the server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin guys strongly increase their belief in God when coping with the e-mail folders on the email server, praying not to bungle things up too irreparably.
Weak Side Number Three: An absolute lack of domain management options
Do we need to cite the absolute absence of a modern domain administration platform - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domains, edit domain names' Whois info, protect the Whois details, change/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not offer such a "modern" menu at all. That's a mammoth shortcoming. An unjustifiable one, we would like to add...
Weakness Number Four: Numerous login places (min two, maximum three)
How about the need for another login to utilize the billing transaction, domain name and technical support administration GUI? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based webspace hosting distributor. At times, based on the invoicing tool (particularly tailored for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting firm is utilizing, the devoted customers can end up with two extra logins (1: the invoicing/domain management software platform; 2: the trouble ticket support menu), ending up with an aggregate of three login places (counting cPanel).
Weak Side Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty webspace hosting CP sections to become acquainted with... quickly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty areas inside the hosting CP. It's a glorious idea to get acquainted with each of them. And you'd better learn them quickly... That's very arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel hosting vendors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...