How does cpanel-based web hosting function?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based webspace hosting offers on the present-day site hosting marketplace are provided by a very unsubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to yearly money flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web page hosting is a kind of a small-size business niche, which generates a great number of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing exactly the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web space hosting offerings on the whole web site hosting market furnish exactly the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based web page hosting prices are similar. Very identical. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other hosting platform/hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is just one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, mark that one...
200,000 "web space hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely branded
The hosting "diversity" and the web site hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us come down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web site hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are just a regular person who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the web site making procedures and the web page hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domain names and online portals . Are you prepared to make your web hosting selection? Is there any web space hosting variant you can choose? Of course there is, at the moment there are more than 200,000 web hosting distributors in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique site hosting brand names worldwide will give you absolutely the same cPanel Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the variety on the present-day site hosting marketplace is... Period.
The web page hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math demonstrates that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a gigantic stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel web page hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly covered all website hosting market preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Shortcoming Number One: A stupid domain name folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extra watchful not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to remove on the hosting server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Check for yourself how great cPanel's domain name folder setup 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)
Are you growing puzzled? We undeniably are!
Predicament No.2: The very same mail folder configuration
The e-mail folder arrangement on the web server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin guys firmly increase their belief in God when coping with the e-mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to screw things up too gravely.
Shortcoming Number 3: A sheer lack of domain name manipulation interfaces
Do we have to mention the complete shortage of a modern domain name management menu - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domain names' Whois details, shield the Whois information, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not offer such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a huge inconvenience. An unjustifiable one, we would like to add...
Shortcoming Number 4: Multiple user login locations (minimum two, max three)
How about the demand for an additional login to use the invoicing, domain and tech support administration interface? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel webspace hosting service provider. Occasionally, based on the invoice transaction platform (principally intended for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting firm is availing of, the devoted clients can end up with two extra login locations (1: the invoicing/domain management interface; 2: the ticket support interface), ending up with an aggregate of three login places (including cPanel).
Negative Sign Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty web site hosting Control Panel departments to get acquainted with... briskly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the web page hosting Control Panel. It's a fabulous idea to memorize each of them. And you'd better get to know them fast... That's very impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel webspace hosting suppliers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...