How does cpanel-based hosting work?
For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based hosting offerings on the present hosting marketplace are supplied by a very insignificant business segment (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) named hosting reseller. Reseller web site hosting is a type of a small-size business segment, which supplies an immense number of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing the very same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the webspace hosting offerings on the entire site hosting marketplace provide one and the very same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based web space hosting prices are similar. Very much alike. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/Control Panel option. So, there is simply one single fact: out of more than 200,000 site hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, mark that one...
200k "site hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet diversely named
The site hosting "diversity" and the webspace hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us come down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Suppose you are just an average fellow who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the web site making procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the different domains and websites . Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any site hosting option you can pick? Sure there is, as of now there are more than 200,000 web hosting firms in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different website hosting brands all over the world will offer you literally the same cPanel hosting CP and platform, branded differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the variety on today's webspace hosting market is... Period.
The web page hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a gigantic stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel-based website hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and probably satisfied all web page hosting industry preconditions. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Problem Number One: A moronic domain name folder arrangement
If you have two or more domains, however, be extra cautious not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to remove on the web hosting server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Examine for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain folder arrangement 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)
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 getting puzzled? We doubtlessly are!
Weak Point Number 2: The very same e-mail folder system
The mail folder structure on the hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes firmly enhance their belief in God when handling the email folders on the email server, hoping not to muck things up too irretrievably.
Inconvenience No.3: A thorough deficiency of domain name administration GUIs
Do we have to refer to the utter shortage of a contemporary domain manipulation GUI - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domain names' Whois details, shield the Whois information, modify/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not include such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's an enormous shortcoming. An unpardonable one, we would like to add...
Drawback No.4: Many user login locations (minimum 2, max three)
How about the necessity for another login to use the invoicing transaction, domain and technical support administration user interface? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel webspace hosting company. Now and then, depending on the invoice transaction system (especially designed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting provider is availing of, the keen users can wind up with 2 extra login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain management user interface; 2: the ticket support software solution), winding up with a total of three login places (including cPanel).
Inconvenience No.5: More than one hundred and twenty web site hosting Control Panel sections to get familiar with... fast
cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty areas inside the web space hosting Control Panel. It's a superb idea to get familiar with each of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them briskly... That's very insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web site hosting distributors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...