How does cpanel-based hosting operate?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based site hosting offers on the present hosting market are supplied by a quite insignificant marketing niche (when it comes to annual money flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web page hosting is a type of a small-sized business niche, which generates a huge quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying one and the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the web page hosting offers on the entire hosting market supply strictly the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel web site hosting prices are identical. Very identical. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/web site hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is just a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web site hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, note that one...
200,000 "web site hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely labeled
The webspace hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google presents to us boil down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web page hosting brand names. Assume you are only an ordinary person who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the website development processes and the site hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domain names and sites . Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web page hosting variant you can pick? Of course there is, at present there are more than 200,000 webspace hosting corporations in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ different hosting brands all over the world will give you precisely the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, labeled in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how big the assortment on the present-day web page hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The web hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple math demonstrates that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is an immense stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel-based web hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably answered all site hosting business prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Aspect No.1: A foolish domain name folder setup
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be ultra careful not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to remove on the server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name 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 domain names, please. Decide for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain folder structure 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 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 becoming disorientated? We categorically are!
Inconvenience Number Two: The very same email folder system
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Making the same error twice?!? The admin guys firmly increase their belief in God when coping with the electronic mail folders on the mail server, praying not to screw things up too severely.
Weak Point No.3: An utter deficiency of domain name administration user interfaces
Do we have to refer to the utter deficiency of a contemporary domain administration tool - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, edit domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois details, modify/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not include such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a vast inconvenience. An inexcusable one, we want to add...
Shortcoming No.4: Numerous user login places (minimum two, maximum three)
How about the demand for another login to avail of the billing, domain and tech support management system? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based webspace hosting service provider. Now and then, on the basis of the invoice transaction system (principally invented for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting service provider is making use of, the avid customers can end up with 2 extra logins (1: the billing transaction/domain administration section; 2: the ticket support user interface), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).
Problem Number Five: 120+ web hosting Control Panel areas to become acquainted with... swiftly
cPanel offers to your attention more than a hundred and twenty departments inside the web space hosting CP. It's a great idea to get acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better grasp them rapidly... That's inordinately impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based site hosting corporations:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...