How does cpanel-based website hosting function?
For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel hosting offerings on the current webspace hosting market are furnished by a very insubstantial business segment (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) known as reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a type of a small-scale business segment, which generates an enormous amount of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing exactly the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98% of the site hosting offers on the entire hosting marketplace offer precisely the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel web space hosting prices are identical. Very similar. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is just one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web page hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, mark that one...
200k "web space hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named
The web hosting "diversity" and the webspace hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us come down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Assume you are just a regular guy who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web page development processes and the site hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domain names and websites . Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any webspace hosting alternative you can select? Sure there is, at present there are more than 200,000 webspace hosting corporations out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand different web space hosting brands across the world will give you the very same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how big the assortment on the contemporary site hosting market is... Full stop.
The site hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic shows that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a gigantic stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel-based web hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps covered most webspace hosting market demands. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Downside No.1: A stupid domain name folder system
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be ultra watchful 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 name). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to remove on the web hosting server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very 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. Discover for yourself how great cPanel's domain name 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)
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)
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 growing bewildered? We doubtlessly are!
Negative Point Number 2: The very same e-mail folder setup
The e-mail folder structure on the server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The admin boys firmly reinforce their faith in God when dealing with the email folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to screw things up too severely.
Weak Side Number Three: An utter deficiency of domain name administration menus
Do we need to refer to the absolute lack of a modern domain name administration interface - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, modify domain names' Whois info, shield the Whois details, change/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not provide such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a great shortcoming. An unforgivable one, we want to add...
Shortcoming No.4: Multiple user login locations (min two, max three)
What about the necessity for an additional login to make use of the billing, domain name and tech support administration platform? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based webspace hosting provider. Sometimes, on the basis of the billing system (especially designed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting distributor is using, the avid customers can wind up with 2 additional login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain management section; 2: the ticket support user interface), winding up with an aggregate of three user login locations (including cPanel).
Negative Side Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty web page hosting Control Panel areas to become acquainted with... briskly
cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 menus inside the web space hosting CP. It's a marvelous idea to get to know each and every one of them. And you'd better pick them up fast... That's way too insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based site hosting corporations:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...