How does cpanel-based web site hosting function?
For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based web space hosting offers on the present hosting market are furnished by a quite insubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to annual cash flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller site hosting is a type of a small-size business segment, which provides a great quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering absolutely the same solutions: 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 hosting offerings on the whole site hosting market furnish exactly the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based hosting prices are alike. Very similar. Giving those who need a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is merely one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "web site hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet diversely labeled
The web space hosting "variety" and the web space hosting "offers" Google presents to us boil down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different webspace hosting brand names. Assume you are only a regular guy who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web site development procedures and the hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domain names and web sites . Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web space hosting alternative you can decide upon? Sure there is, today there are more than 200k web hosting service providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique website hosting brands around the world will give you literally the same cPanel CP and platform, dubbed differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the variety on the present-day website hosting market is... Period.
The site hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple math demonstrates that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a big strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel web site hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and presumably covered most webspace hosting business prerequisites. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Sign Number 1: A stupid domain name folder configuration
If you have two or more domain names, though, be extremely cautious not to delete fully 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 easy to remove on the server, because they all are set up 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 located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Verify for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain name folder system 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)
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 becoming baffled? We unquestionably are!
Negative Side Number 2: The same electronic mail folder structure
The e-mail folder structure on the server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin boys firmly reinforce their faith in God when coping with the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to mess things up too severely.
Negative Sign No.3: An utter lack of domain name management options
Do we need to refer to the total absence of a contemporary domain name manipulation interface - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, change domains' Whois details, secure the Whois info, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not provide such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's an immense weakness. An unpardonable one, we would like to add...
Negative Side No.4: Many user login places (min two, maximum 3)
How about the necessity for an extra login to avail of the invoice transaction, domain and technical support management interface? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based webspace hosting firm. At times, on the basis of the invoice transaction tool (particularly created for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting supplier is using, the avid clients can wind up with two extra login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain administration section; 2: the trouble ticket support menu), ending up with a total of three login places (counting cPanel).
Negative Side Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty webspace hosting CP sections to learn... swiftly
cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ areas inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a remarkable idea to become acquainted with each of them. And you'd better become familiar with them briskly... That's inordinately impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based hosting corporations:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...