How does cpanel-based web site hosting operate?
For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel web site hosting offerings on today's web site hosting marketplace are supplied by a very insignificant business segment (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) called hosting reseller. Reseller site hosting is a type of a small marketing segment, which supplies an immense quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering literally the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the hosting offerings on the whole web site hosting market offer strictly the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based webspace hosting price tags are alike. Quite identical. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service practically no other site hosting platform/web space hosting CP option. So, there is simply a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
200,000 "web site hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently named
The web space hosting "variety" and the webspace hosting "offerings" Google presents to us come down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are just a regular chap who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web page development processes and the webspace hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domain names and web portals . Are you prepared to make your web hosting selection? Is there any web space hosting alternative you can opt for? Of course there is, today there are more than 200,000 website hosting suppliers in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique web space hosting brand names across the world will offer you the same cPanel CP and platform, named differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the assortment on today's website hosting marketplace is... Period.
The web site hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple math demonstrates that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a big stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel website hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and presumably answered all web page hosting market preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Aspect Number One: A moronic domain name folder configuration
If you have two or more domains, however, be very watchful not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to erase on the server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous 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 try not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Examine for yourself how good cPanel's domain name 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 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 name)
Are you getting confused? We undeniably are!
Problem Number Two: The very same e-mail folder arrangement
The email folder configuration on the server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Making the same error twice?!? The sysadmin chums firmly enhance their belief in God when managing the email folders on the mail server, praying not to fuck things up too fatally.
Drawback Number 3: An entire lack of domain name manipulation sections
Do we need to cite the absolute absence of a modern domain name management tool - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, change domain names' Whois info, protect the Whois details, alter/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not have such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's an enormous inconvenience. An unjustifiable one, we would like to point out...
Weak Point Number Four: Numerous login locations (minimum two, max three)
How about the need for another login to use the billing, domain name and tech support management system? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel web hosting supplier. Now and then, depending on the billing transaction tool (particularly built for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting distributor is utilizing, the avid customers can end up with 2 additional login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name management software platform; 2: the trouble ticket support GUI), ending up with an aggregate of three user login locations (counting cPanel).
Disadvantage Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty hosting CP sections to become acquainted with... rapidly
cPanel offers to your attention more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the web space hosting Control Panel. It's a glorious idea to get to know each and every one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them rapidly... That's quite impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web page hosting firms:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...