How does cpanel-based website hosting operate?
For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based web hosting offers on today's web space hosting market are provided by a very insubstantial business niche (when it comes to yearly money flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small marketing niche, which furnishes a huge amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering strictly the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98% of the webspace hosting offers on the whole web page hosting marketplace offer exactly the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel webspace hosting price tags are identical. Very much alike. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other hosting platform/website hosting CP choice. So, there is merely one single fact: out of more than 200,000 hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...
200k "site hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed
The web space hosting "diversity" and the site hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us come down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Imagine you are only an ordinary bloke who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web site development procedures and the webspace hosting platforms, which actually power the various domains and online portals . Are you prepared to make your hosting selection? Is there any web page hosting option you can decide upon? Sure there is, now there are more than 200k web site hosting firms out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ unique website hosting brand names worldwide will offer you the very same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the diversity on the contemporary web page hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The site hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple math demonstrates that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a mammoth stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel-based web page hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably satisfied all hosting business prerequisites. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Point No.1: A dumb domain folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be very attentive not to delete 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 name). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to delete on the server, since they all are located 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 try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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 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)
Are you getting confused? We doubtlessly are!
Negative Point No.2: The very same mail folder configuration
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chaps firmly fortify their faith in God when coping with the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to mess things up too gravely.
Problem Number Three: A thorough shortage of domain manipulation interfaces
Do we need to refer to the absolute deficiency of a contemporary domain name management GUI - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domain names, change domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois information, alter/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not have such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a vast drawback. An unforgettable one, we want to add...
Problem Number 4: Numerous login places (minimum two, maximum 3)
What about the demand for an additional login to avail of the invoicing, domain name and tech support administration software platform? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based hosting provider. Now and then, based on the billing tool (principally tailored for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting supplier is making use of, the ardent users can end up with 2 additional login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name administration menu; 2: the trouble ticket support system), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login places (counting cPanel).
Downside Number Five: 120+ web site hosting Control Panel menus to become acquainted with... promptly
cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty departments inside the webspace hosting CP. It's a wonderful idea to become familiar with each of them. And you'd better get to know them swiftly... That's extremely arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web hosting firms:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...