How does cpanel-based site hosting function?
For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based website hosting offerings on the present web space hosting marketplace are generated by a quite inconsiderable marketing segment (when it comes to yearly money flow) called reseller hosting. Reseller web page hosting is a kind of a small business segment, which supplies an immense amount of different web hosting brands, yet supplying exactly the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the hosting offerings on the whole web space hosting market provide the very same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based web site hosting price tags are identical. Very similar. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other site hosting platform/web page hosting CP option. Thus, there is simply one fact: out of more than 200,000 web page hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "website hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet diversely branded
The site hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us boil down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web space hosting brand names. Imagine you are just a normal bloke who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the website development procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the various domain names and web pages . Are you prepared to make your web hosting choice? Is there any website hosting option you can opt for? Sure there is, today there are more than 200k web site hosting companies out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different web page hosting brand names in the world will offer you precisely the same cPanel webspace hosting Control Panel and platform, named differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the diversity on the present web space hosting market is... Period.
The web site hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a colossal stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel web space hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly fulfilled most web space hosting business preconditions. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weak Side No.1: An imbecilic domain name folder arrangement
If you have two or more domain names, though, be extremely watchful not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to delete on the web server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Verify for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain 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)
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 name)
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 perplexed? We undoubtedly are!
Downside Number 2: The same e-mail folder configuration
The mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin guys strongly strengthen their faith in God when coping with the electronic mail folders on the email server, praying not to bungle things up too gravely.
Downside Number Three: An utter absence of domain name management GUIs
Do we need to refer to the thorough shortage of a modern domain name administration menu - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, modify domains' Whois details, secure the Whois information, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not supply such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's an immense inconvenience. An unforgettable one, we want to add...
Weakness Number Four: Numerous login locations (min 2, maximum three)
How about the necessity for an extra login to use the invoicing, domain name and tech support management menu? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based webspace hosting vendor. Occasionally, based on the invoice transaction system (particularly created for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting corporation is utilizing, the earnest clients can wind up with two additional login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain administration section; 2: the trouble ticket support software solution), ending up with a total of three user login locations (including cPanel).
Weakness Number Five: More than 120 CP menus to become acquainted with... promptly
cPanel presents for your consideration 120+ sections inside the webspace hosting CP. It's a remarkable idea to learn each and every one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them fast... That's excessively impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web page hosting providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...