How does cpanel-based web site hosting function?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based web space hosting offers on the present site hosting marketplace are generated by a quite inconsiderable marketing niche (when it comes to yearly money flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller webspace hosting is a sort of a small-sized marketing niche, which furnishes an immense quantity of different web hosting brands, yet providing exactly the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the hosting offers on the entire web site hosting marketplace provide the very same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel webspace hosting prices are similar. Very identical. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/webspace hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is only a single fact: out of more than 200k web page hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, mind that one...
200k "website hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed
The webspace hosting "variety" and the web space hosting "offerings" Google presents to us come down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web space hosting brand names. Assume you are just a regular guy who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the web site development processes and the web space hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domain names and sites . Are you prepared to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web page hosting variant you can pick? Sure there is, right now there are more than 200,000 web hosting service providers out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different web hosting brands worldwide will give you strictly the same cPanel CP and platform, labeled in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the assortment on the present-day web site hosting marketplace is... Period.
The website hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple math shows that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a mammoth stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel-based web hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps fulfilled most hosting market preconditions. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Inconvenience Number 1: A dumb domain folder setup
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extremely watchful not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to delete on the web server, because they all are set up 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 located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Examine for yourself how good cPanel's domain folder structure 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 name)
public_html/my-second-wife (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-second-wife.net (an add-on domain name)
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 undoubtedly are!
Predicament Number 2: The same email folder arrangement
The e-mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin boys firmly fortify their faith in God when handling the electronic mail folders on the email server, praying not to mess things up too gravely.
Weak Point Number Three: A sheer deficiency of domain name manipulation user interfaces
Do we need to bring up the total deficiency of a modern domain name management user interface - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, change domain names' Whois information, secure the Whois information, edit/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a colossal predicament. An unforgettable one, we wish to add...
Negative Aspect Number Four: Many login locations (minimum two, maximum three)
What about the necessity for an additional login to avail of the invoicing, domain name and technical support administration tool? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based hosting corporation. Now and then, based on the invoice transaction tool (especially intended for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting provider is availing of, the enthusiastic clients can end up with two additional logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name management user interface; 2: the ticket support menu), ending up with an aggregate of three user login places (counting cPanel).
Negative Sign No.5: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting CP departments to memorize... briskly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 menus inside the site hosting Control Panel. It's a superb idea to become acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them promptly... That's extremely insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web site hosting providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...