How does cpanel-based website hosting function?
For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel web hosting offerings on the present-day webspace hosting marketplace are generated by a very unsubstantial marketing segment (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-sized business niche, which provides a big quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet offering the very same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offerings on the entire website hosting market offer the very same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting prices are similar. Very identical. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service almost no other web space hosting platform/hosting CP option. Thus, there is just a single fact: out of more than 200,000 web site hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...
200,000 "web site hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly branded
The website hosting "variety" and the web site hosting "offerings" Google shows to us come down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different webspace hosting trademarked names. Assume you are just a regular fellow who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the site making procedures and the web space hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domains and web portals . Are you prepared to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web space hosting variant you can choose? Of course there is, as of now there are more than 200,000 site hosting corporations in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand unique web hosting brand names around the world will give you exactly the same cPanel site hosting CP and platform, named differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the assortment on the present website hosting market is... Full stop.
The web page hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a great stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel website hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps covered all website hosting business preconditions. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Shortcoming Number 1: A laughable domain folder setup
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extra careful not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to erase on the server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very famous 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 remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Verify for yourself how excellent 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)
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 bewildered? We doubtlessly are!
Shortcoming No.2: The same e-mail folder arrangement
The e-mail folder arrangement on the web server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin chaps firmly fortify their faith in God when coping with the email folders on the e-mail server, praying not to bungle things up too severely.
Inconvenience Number Three: A complete deficiency of domain name administration sections
Do we need to cite the total shortage of a contemporary domain name administration menu - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domains' Whois info, protect the Whois information, change/create name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not provide such a "modern" section at all. That's a major weakness. An unpardonable one, we wish to add...
Negative Aspect Number Four: Multiple user login locations (min two, maximum 3)
What about the demand for an extra login to use the billing, domain and tech support administration system? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel web site hosting service provider. Now and then, on the basis of the invoice transaction platform (principally meant for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting distributor is availing of, the ardent clients can wind up with 2 additional login places (1: the invoicing/domain name management software platform; 2: the ticket support menu), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login places (counting cPanel).
Problem No.5: More than a hundred and twenty Control Panel areas to memorize... quickly
cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty areas inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a terrific idea to get to know each and every one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them rapidly... That's inordinately impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web site hosting firms:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...