How does cpanel-based web hosting work?
For your info, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel web site hosting offers on the current hosting marketplace are provided by a very unsubstantial business segment (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web space hosting is a sort of a small-size business niche, which provides a great number of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing one and the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the hosting offerings on the whole site hosting marketplace furnish the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based hosting price tags are alike. Very similar. Giving those who require a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/web space hosting CP choice. Thus, there is simply one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web site hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
200k "website hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely labeled
The site hosting "variety" and the hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us come down to just one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web page hosting brand names. Suppose you are simply an average guy who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web site making procedures and the web site hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domains and online portals . Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any webspace hosting alternative you can decide upon? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than 200,000 hosting service providers out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand unique webspace hosting brand names worldwide will offer you exactly the same cPanel web site hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the variety on the current website hosting market is... Period.
The web space hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a huge stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel-based hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly satisfied all website hosting business requirements. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Inconvenience Number 1: A foolish domain folder structure
If you have two or more domain names, however, be very attentive not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to remove on the hosting server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed 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. Verify for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain folder configuration 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 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 confused? We clearly are!
Problem Number Two: The same e-mail folder setup
The electronic mail folder structure on the hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin blokes firmly fortify their belief in God when coping with the email folders on the email server, hoping not to screw things up too badly.
Inconvenience Number Three: An utter deficiency of domain name administration options
Do we have to cite the sheer deficiency of a modern domain administration GUI - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, edit domains' Whois details, secure the Whois info, change/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a major inconvenience. An unpardonable one, we would like to point out...
Downside No.4: Numerous user login locations (min two, maximum three)
What about the demand for an additional login to avail of the invoice transaction, domain name and technical support management GUI? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based web page hosting distributor. Now and then, on the basis of the invoicing system (particularly intended for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting distributor is utilizing, the keen users can wind up with two extra logins (1: the invoicing/domain administration software; 2: the ticket support software platform), winding up with an aggregate of three user login places (counting cPanel).
Negative Sign Number Five: 120+ website hosting CP sections to become familiar with... fast
cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the web site hosting CP. It's a fabulous idea to get familiar with each one of them. And you'd better get to know them briskly... That's very insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...