How does cpanel-based site hosting work?
For your info, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel hosting offers on the present-day web space hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite insubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to yearly cash flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-scale business niche, which supplies a vast quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying precisely the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the site hosting offers on the entire web space hosting market offer absolutely the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based web site hosting prices are identical. Very much alike. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other web page hosting platform/web space hosting CP choice. Thus, there is only a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand site hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2%, note that one...
200k "hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed
The webspace hosting "diversity" and the web page hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us come down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web space hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are simply a normal fellow who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the web site making procedures and the web page hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domain names and online portals . Are you prepared to make your web hosting choice? Is there any webspace hosting alternative you can choose? Sure there is, at the moment there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting suppliers out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ unique web hosting brands around the world will offer you exactly the same cPanel web page hosting CP and platform, named in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how great the diversity on the contemporary web space hosting market is... Full stop.
The webspace hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple math reveals that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is an enormous stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel site hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably met most webspace hosting industry prerequisites. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Sign Number One: A ludicrous domain name folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be ultra cautious not to remove fully 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 very easy to delete on the web server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Check for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain name folder setup 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 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 name)
Are you becoming nonplussed? We clearly are!
Weakness No.2: The very same email folder structure
The electronic mail folder configuration on the web server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The admin blokes firmly strengthen their faith in God when handling the electronic mail folders on the email server, hoping not to bungle things up too irretrievably.
Weak Point Number 3: An absolute shortage of domain name manipulation interfaces
Do we have to refer to the thorough deficiency of a contemporary domain name management platform - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domain names' Whois details, secure the Whois info, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not provide such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's an immense downside. An unforgivable one, we wish to point out...
Problem Number Four: Numerous user login places (min 2, maximum three)
What about the necessity for another login to avail of the invoicing, domain and technical support management tool? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel web site hosting vendor. Sometimes, depending on the invoice transaction tool (principally created for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting distributor is making use of, the enthusiastic users can end up with two extra logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain administration section; 2: the ticket support software), winding up with a total of three user login locations (including cPanel).
Negative Side Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty web site hosting Control Panel sections to get familiar with... promptly
cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the hosting Control Panel. It's a marvelous idea to become acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them rapidly... That's quite insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel site hosting providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...