How does cpanel-based website hosting work?
For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel web site hosting offers on the present website hosting marketplace are generated by a very inconsiderable marketing niche (as far as annual money flow is concerned) called hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-size business niche, which provides a big quantity of different web hosting brands, yet providing precisely the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web site hosting offers on the whole website hosting marketplace provide one and the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting prices are alike. Very identical. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other hosting platform/web space hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is simply one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand site hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, note that one...
200k "web page hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named
The website hosting "diversity" and the web space hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us boil down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are just an average fellow who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the site development procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the different domains and web portals . Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any website hosting variant you can opt for? Sure there is, as of now there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting vendors out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ different website hosting brand names across the world will offer you exactly the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the assortment on today's website hosting market is... Period.
The hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a colossal strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel-based webspace hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and presumably met most web space hosting business demands. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Side Number One: An idiotic domain name folder structure
If you have two or more domains, though, be extremely attentive not to delete 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 very easy to delete on the hosting server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Discover for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain folder setup 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)
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 becoming confused? We positively are!
Weak Point Number 2: The same email folder setup
The mail folder structure on the hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin boys firmly reinforce their belief in God when tackling the email folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to screw things up too fatally.
Downside Number 3: An utter absence of domain name manipulation sections
Do we have to point out the total shortage of a contemporary domain administration platform - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois info, change/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not supply such a "modern" section at all. That's a mammoth shortcoming. An inexcusable one, we would like to add...
Disadvantage Number 4: Multiple login locations (min 2, maximum 3)
How about the demand for an extra login to make use of the invoicing transaction, domain and technical support administration tool? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel web page hosting vendor. Sometimes, on the basis of the invoice transaction platform (principally designed for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting company is availing of, the keen customers can wind up with two additional login locations (1: the billing/domain management platform; 2: the ticket support user interface), winding up with a total of 3 login places (including cPanel).
Weak Point No.5: 120+ site hosting CP menus to memorize... fast
cPanel offers to your attention 120+ departments inside the Control Panel. It's an excellent idea to pick up each and every one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them quickly... That's excessively impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web page hosting companies:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...