How does cpanel-based web site hosting work?
For your info, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel hosting offers on today's web site hosting market are furnished by a very insignificant marketing niche (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) named hosting reseller. Reseller web space hosting is a sort of a small-scale business niche, which furnishes an enormous amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying strictly the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the hosting offers on the entire web site hosting marketplace provide literally the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting prices are similar. Very identical. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/site hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is simply a single fact: out of more than 200k web page hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "web space hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly labeled
The site hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google presents to us boil down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web site hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are just an ordinary bloke who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the website development processes and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domain names and web sites . Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any web space hosting alternative you can choose? Of course there is, now there are more than 200k web page hosting firms in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique webspace hosting brands across the world will offer you the very same cPanel site hosting CP and platform, named in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the assortment on today's web space hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple math reveals that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a great stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel webspace hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably answered all web site hosting market prerequisites. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Side No.1: A moronic domain folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be ultra watchful not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to erase on the web hosting server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous 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 domains, please. Check for yourself how good cPanel's domain folder arrangement is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is situated)
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)
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 growing perplexed? We undoubtedly are!
Weak Side Number 2: The very same e-mail folder system
The email folder configuration on the web server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin boys firmly reinforce their belief in God when dealing with the mail folders on the email server, hoping not to muck things up too harshly.
Disadvantage No.3: A complete shortage of domain name management sections
Do we need to mention the utter shortage of a contemporary domain manipulation interface - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domains' Whois details, shield the Whois info, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not contain such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a big predicament. An unforgivable one, we wish to point out...
Shortcoming Number 4: Multiple user login places (min two, max three)
How about the necessity for an additional login to access the billing, domain name and technical support administration menu? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel website hosting corporation. Now and then, based on the billing transaction system (principally meant for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting corporation is making use of, the ardent clients can wind up with two additional login locations (1: the billing/domain administration platform; 2: the ticket support section), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (including cPanel).
Predicament Number 5: More than 120 web space hosting CP menus to get to know... quickly
cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 departments inside the hosting Control Panel. It's a superb idea to memorize each and every one of them. And you'd better memorize them briskly... That's extremely arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel site hosting vendors:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...