How does cpanel-based web site hosting operate?
For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel website hosting offers on the current hosting market are supplied by a quite insignificant business segment (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller web page hosting is a sort of a small marketing niche, which furnishes a vast amount of different web hosting brands, yet providing strictly the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the hosting offerings on the whole website hosting market furnish literally the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel web site hosting price tags are similar. Very identical. Giving those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other web site hosting platform/web site hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is only one fact: out of more than 200,000 site hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, mark that one...
200k "web page hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet diversely labeled
The site hosting "diversity" and the web space hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us come down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Imagine you are simply a normal guy who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the website creation processes and the web site hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domain names and web portals . Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any web space hosting alternative you can opt for? Sure there is, right now there are more than 200,000 web page hosting companies out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different web hosting brands in the world will offer you precisely the same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how big the diversity on the contemporary site hosting market is... Period.
The web page hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics shows that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a huge strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel webspace hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly fulfilled all hosting industry demands. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Inconvenience No.1: A laughable domain folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be very watchful not to erase 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 name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to remove on the hosting server, because they all are set up 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 located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Determine for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain name folder setup 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 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)
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 bewildered? We positively are!
Weak Side Number Two: The very same e-mail folder configuration
The electronic mail folder structure on the web server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chums firmly strengthen their faith in God when tackling the email folders on the email server, hoping not to mess things up too harshly.
Predicament No.3: An utter shortage of domain name management interfaces
Do we have to refer to the entire deficiency of a modern domain manipulation tool - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domains, change domain names' Whois info, protect the Whois info, change/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not offer such a "modern" section at all. That's a huge shortcoming. An unpardonable one, we wish to add...
Inconvenience Number 4: Numerous user login locations (min two, maximum three)
How about the need for another login to use the billing, domain name and tech support administration GUI? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel web page hosting firm. Sometimes, based on the billing transaction platform (especially developed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting corporation is availing of, the enthusiastic users can end up with 2 extra logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain name management menu; 2: the ticket support platform), winding up with an aggregate of three user login places (counting cPanel).
Negative Aspect Number 5: 120+ webspace hosting Control Panel sections to become acquainted with... quickly
cPanel presents to your attention 120+ departments inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's an excellent idea to get familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better memorize them swiftly... That's way too impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel webspace hosting firms:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...