How does cpanel-based hosting function?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based hosting offers on the present-day web hosting marketplace are generated by a quite insignificant business segment (when it comes to annual money flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller webspace hosting is a sort of a small marketing segment, which provides a huge number of different web hosting brands, yet supplying one and the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web space hosting offerings on the whole webspace hosting marketplace provide literally the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel hosting prices are alike. Very similar. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other web site hosting platform/Control Panel option. So, there is merely one fact: out of more than 200,000 web space hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently labeled
The web site hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us come down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web site hosting brand names. Assume you are merely an average guy who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web site development procedures and the web space hosting platforms, which actually power the various domain names and sites . Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any web page hosting alternative you can opt for? Of course there is, right now there are more than 200,000 hosting corporations out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique web page hosting brands around the world will offer you the very same cPanel web page hosting CP and platform, named differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the assortment on the current hosting market is... Full stop.
The web site hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is an immense strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel webspace hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and probably covered all web space hosting business demands. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weak Point Number 1: An imbecilic domain folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be ultra cautious not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to erase on the hosting server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed 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. Discover for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain name folder configuration 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 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 growing disorientated? We unquestionably are!
Predicament Number 2: The very same mail folder arrangement
The email folder configuration on the web hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin guys strongly enhance their faith in God when coping with the e-mail folders on the email server, praying not to fuck things up too severely.
Negative Sign Number 3: A thorough lack of domain name management tools
Do we need to cite the sheer shortage of a contemporary domain name manipulation platform - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domains, edit domain names' Whois details, protect the Whois information, edit/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not contain such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a colossal disadvantage. An unpardonable one, we want to add...
Shortcoming No.4: Numerous user login locations (min 2, maximum 3)
How about the necessity for an additional login to make use of the billing, domain name and tech support management system? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based web hosting corporation. Now and then, on the basis of the invoice transaction system (particularly meant for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting firm is making use of, the keen users can wind up with two additional login places (1: the billing transaction/domain name management section; 2: the trouble ticket support software platform), winding up with an aggregate of three user login places (counting cPanel).
Downside Number 5: More than 120 website hosting Control Panel areas to become familiar with... briskly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than 120 sections inside the hosting Control Panel. It's a glorious idea to become familiar with each one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them rapidly... That's very impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based hosting service providers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...