How does cpanel-based web site hosting operate?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based website hosting offerings on the present web site hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite inconsiderable marketing segment (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) called hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-scale marketing niche, which generates a big number of different web hosting brand names, yet offering precisely the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the hosting offers on the whole webspace hosting market provide the very same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel website hosting prices are identical. Quite identical. Giving those who require a top web hosting service almost no other web space hosting platform/web site hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is only one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand site hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, note that one...
200,000 "webspace hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely branded
The hosting "diversity" and the site hosting "offerings" Google presents to us boil down to just one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web page hosting trademarked names. Assume you are simply an ordinary bloke who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the web site creation processes and the webspace hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domain names and online portals . Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web page hosting alternative you can pick? Of course there is, as of now there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting distributors in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ different web space hosting brands around the world will give you exactly the same cPanel site hosting CP and platform, branded in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the diversity on the present-day web page hosting market is... Full stop.
The website hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a great stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel web page hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly met all webspace hosting business prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Point Number One: An idiotic domain folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be ultra cautious not to erase 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). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to erase on the web hosting server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Examine for yourself how amazing 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)
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)
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 growing confused? We unquestionably are!
Shortcoming Number Two: The very same e-mail folder structure
The email folder configuration on the server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Making the same error twice?!? The admin chums strongly reinforce their faith in God when tackling the mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to fuck things up too badly.
Downside Number Three: A total shortage of domain name administration interfaces
Do we need to cite the utter deficiency of a contemporary domain management platform - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domains, alter domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois information, change/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not supply such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's an immense problem. An unforgettable one, we wish to point out...
Weakness Number Four: Multiple user login locations (minimum 2, max three)
What about the demand for another login to use the invoicing, domain and tech support administration system? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel hosting service provider. Now and then, depending on the invoice transaction platform (particularly designed for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting service provider is utilizing, the avid customers can end up with 2 additional logins (1: the invoicing/domain management section; 2: the trouble ticket support platform), ending up with an aggregate of three login places (including cPanel).
Disadvantage Number 5: More than 120 website hosting Control Panel departments to get familiar with... rapidly
cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ departments inside the hosting Control Panel. It's an excellent idea to memorize each one of them. And you'd better learn them quickly... That's excessively impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based webspace hosting service providers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...