How does cpanel-based site hosting operate?
For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel site hosting offers on the present-day website hosting marketplace are supplied by a very insubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to yearly money flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-size marketing segment, which furnishes an enormous amount of different web hosting brands, yet providing the very 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 webspace hosting offers on the whole website hosting marketplace provide one and the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel hosting prices are alike. Very similar. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service almost no other hosting platform/hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is just one single fact: out of more than 200,000 web page hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "webspace hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named
The web page hosting "variety" and the web space hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us come down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web page hosting brand names. Suppose you are just an average bloke who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the site making procedures and the webspace hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domain names and web portals . Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web space hosting variant you can decide upon? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than 200,000 web hosting service providers out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different web hosting brand names across the world will offer you the very same cPanel web space hosting CP and platform, branded in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the diversity on the present web site hosting market is... Period.
The web page hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic shows that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a mammoth stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel-based web hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps answered most hosting business requirements. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weakness Number One: An imbecilic domain name folder system
If you have two or more domain names, though, be extra careful not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to erase on the web server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated 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. Discover for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain name folder structure 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 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 bewildered? We absolutely are!
Negative Point Number Two: The very same email folder structure
The email folder structure on the server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin chums firmly fortify their faith in God when handling the email folders on the e-mail server, praying not to screw things up too badly.
Disadvantage Number Three: A complete shortage of domain name management sections
Do we have to cite the entire absence of a modern domain name manipulation platform - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domain names, change domain names' Whois info, shield the Whois info, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a mammoth shortcoming. An unforgettable one, we wish to point out...
Negative Point Number 4: Many user login places (minimum two, maximum 3)
What about the demand for an extra login to avail of the invoice transaction, domain name and technical support administration software? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based hosting firm. Sometimes, on the basis of the billing transaction system (particularly devised for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting provider is using, the earnest customers can wind up with 2 additional login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain administration software solution; 2: the trouble ticket support software), ending up with an aggregate of three user login places (including cPanel).
Drawback No.5: 120+ web hosting Control Panel sections to grasp... quickly
cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the hosting CP. It's an excellent idea to get acquainted with each of them. And you'd better get familiar with them rapidly... That's quite impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting corporations:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...