How does cpanel-based website hosting operate?
For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel web site hosting offerings on the present-day web space hosting market are provided by a quite inconsiderable business niche (as far as annual money flow is concerned) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller web site hosting is a type of a small-sized marketing niche, which generates an enormous amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering precisely the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web site hosting offerings on the whole web space hosting market furnish one and the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel website hosting price tags are similar. Very identical. Giving those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other web space hosting platform/web hosting CP choice. Thus, there is simply a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web page hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, mark that one...
200,000 "webspace hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet differently branded
The site hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google reveals to us come down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are just an average person who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the site creation processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the different domain names and websites . Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any website hosting option you can pick? Sure there is, as of now there are more than 200,000 webspace hosting firms out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand different web hosting brands in the world will offer you the very same cPanel web site hosting Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the variety on the present site hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The webspace hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple math demonstrates that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor 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 pluses and minuses of the cPanel website hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly satisfied all web hosting industry requirements. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Problem Number One: A laughable domain name folder setup
If you have two or more domain names, however, be extra cautious not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to delete on the server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known 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 erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Examine for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain name folder arrangement is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is placed)
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)
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 becoming confused? We categorically are!
Problem Number Two: The very same mail folder arrangement
The e-mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The admin blokes firmly reinforce their belief in God when dealing with the mail folders on the email server, hoping not to screw things up too fatally.
Negative Sign No.3: An utter deficiency of domain manipulation options
Do we need to bring up the complete absence of a modern domain name management interface - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domains' Whois information, shield the Whois information, alter/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not contain such a "modern" tool at all. That's an immense disadvantage. An inexcusable one, we would like to point out...
Shortcoming Number Four: Numerous user login places (min 2, max three)
What about the need for an additional login to access the billing transaction, domain name and technical support administration section? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based web page hosting company. Occasionally, on the basis of the invoicing platform (particularly built for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting firm is using, the enthusiastic customers can wind up with two extra login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain management platform; 2: the trouble ticket support tool), ending up with a total of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).
Inconvenience Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty web page hosting CP menus to memorize... promptly
cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the web space hosting Control Panel. It's a marvelous idea to become acquainted with each of them. And you'd better learn them promptly... That's extremely impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web hosting corporations:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...