How does cpanel-based web hosting operate?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based site hosting offers on the present-day webspace hosting market are furnished by a quite inconsiderable business segment (when it comes to yearly money flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller site hosting is a type of a small-scale marketing segment, which provides an immense amount of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing one and the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the web page hosting offers on the entire webspace hosting marketplace supply literally the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel web space hosting price tags are alike. Quite similar. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other webspace hosting platform/web page hosting CP choice. Thus, there is merely one fact: out of more than 200,000 web site hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, mark that one...
200k "webspace hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely dubbed
The web page hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google shows to us come down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different webspace hosting brand names. Imagine you are just an ordinary guy who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the site making procedures and the site hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domain names and online portals . Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any hosting option you can decide upon? Of course there is, at the moment there are more than 200,000 web space hosting distributors out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand different web hosting brand names around the world will offer you precisely the same cPanel hosting CP and platform, labeled in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the assortment on the current web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The web hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a mammoth stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel site hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly answered most hosting market requirements. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Point Number One: A dumb domain name folder system
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be ultra cautious not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to remove on the hosting server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Determine for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain name folder setup 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 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)
Are you growing disorientated? We certainly are!
Problem Number 2: The very same mail folder system
The e-mail folder configuration on the web server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes strongly strengthen their belief in God when coping with the email folders on the mail server, hoping not to botch things up too harshly.
Weak Side Number Three: A thorough shortage of domain name manipulation menus
Do we have to bring up the entire absence of a modern domain name management menu - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domain names' Whois details, protect the Whois information, modify/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not offer such a "modern" interface at all. That's a mammoth shortcoming. An unjustifiable one, we want to point out...
Drawback No.4: Many login locations (minimum 2, max three)
How about the need for an extra login to use the billing, domain and technical support management system? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based website hosting company. Occasionally, based on the billing transaction system (principally designed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting firm is availing of, the keen customers can end up with 2 additional logins (1: the billing transaction/domain management system; 2: the trouble ticket support software solution), ending up with an aggregate of 3 user login places (including cPanel).
Predicament Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty web site hosting Control Panel areas to become acquainted with... promptly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 departments inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a terrific idea to become familiar with each of them. And you'd better grasp them promptly... That's extremely impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting corporations:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...