How does cpanel-based site hosting operate?
For your info, it's good to know that most of the cPanel web space hosting offers on today's site hosting market are supplied by a very inconsiderable marketing niche (when it comes to annual capital flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller web site hosting is a kind of a small-scale marketing niche, which generates a great amount of different web hosting brand names, yet offering absolutely the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offerings on the entire web site hosting marketplace furnish one and the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based webspace hosting prices are similar. Quite identical. Giving those who require a top web hosting service almost no other web site hosting platform/site hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is simply one fact: out of more than 200k web page hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, remark that one...
200k "web space hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet diversely named
The site hosting "diversity" and the web space hosting "offerings" Google presents to us come down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web space hosting brand names. Imagine you are only a regular bloke who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the website making processes and the web space hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domains and web portals . Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any webspace hosting alternative you can choose? Sure there is, at the moment there are more than 200k web hosting firms in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand different website hosting brands worldwide will offer you exactly the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, branded differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the assortment on the present-day web hosting marketplace is... Period.
The web hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple math reveals that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a gigantic stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel-based site hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and presumably fulfilled most hosting business requirements. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Drawback Number One: A ludicrous domain name folder structure
If you have two or more domains, however, be ultra cautious not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to delete on the web server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Observe for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain folder system 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)
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 becoming bewildered? We certainly are!
Problem No.2: The same electronic mail folder setup
The electronic mail folder structure on the web hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin boys firmly reinforce their belief in God when coping with the mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to muck things up too fatally.
Downside Number Three: A sheer shortage of domain name administration options
Do we need to mention the complete absence of a contemporary domain administration interface - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domains' Whois details, shield the Whois information, edit/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" interface at all. That's an enormous problem. An unforgettable one, we wish to add...
Weakness Number Four: Numerous login places (minimum 2, max three)
How about the demand for another login to utilize the billing transaction, domain name and tech support administration system? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based website hosting vendor. At times, based on the billing transaction system (especially conceived for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting corporation is utilizing, the zealous clients can wind up with 2 additional login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain name management platform; 2: the trouble ticket support user interface), winding up with an aggregate of three user login places (counting cPanel).
Negative Aspect Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty web page hosting Control Panel areas to get familiar with... briskly
cPanel presents to your attention 120+ departments inside the website hosting CP. It's a fine idea to get to know each of them. And you'd better pick them up promptly... That's excessively impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web site hosting corporations:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...