How does cpanel-based site hosting operate?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel web space hosting offers on today's website hosting market are generated by a very unsubstantial marketing niche (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-sized marketing niche, which supplies a vast amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying absolutely the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the webspace hosting offerings on the entire website hosting marketplace furnish literally the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based web space hosting price tags are alike. Very identical. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/web space hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is just one fact: out of more than 200k site hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, remark that one...
200k "web space hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named
The web page hosting "variety" and the web space hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us come down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different site hosting brand names. Imagine you are just a regular person who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the web site making procedures and the webspace hosting platforms, which actually power the different domains and web sites . Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any webspace hosting alternative you can choose? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than 200k site hosting suppliers in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different web hosting brand names in the world will give you precisely the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, labeled differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the variety on the contemporary web page hosting marketplace is... Period.
The web hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics shows that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is an enormous strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel-based webspace hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably fulfilled most web hosting industry prerequisites. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Aspect Number One: A ludicrous domain name folder setup
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extremely cautious not to remove fully 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 delete on the hosting server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Decide for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain name folder configuration 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 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 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 becoming confused? We clearly are!
Downside No.2: The same mail folder configuration
The e-mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin blokes strongly enhance their faith in God when coping with the email folders on the mail server, praying not to fuck things up too fatally.
Weak Side Number 3: A sheer deficiency of domain name management sections
Do we have to mention the entire deficiency of a contemporary domain administration interface - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, change domain names' Whois information, shield the Whois info, alter/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "modern" interface at all. That's an immense predicament. An unforgettable one, we want to point out...
Predicament No.4: Multiple login places (minimum two, maximum 3)
How about the necessity for an extra login to make use of the invoicing transaction, domain name and technical support administration interface? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel web site hosting supplier. At times, on the basis of the invoicing transaction tool (principally tailored for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting supplier is utilizing, the devoted clients can wind up with two extra login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain management user interface; 2: the trouble ticket support GUI), ending up with an aggregate of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).
Weak Point Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty web space hosting CP departments to get to know... promptly
cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty areas inside the site hosting CP. It's a marvelous idea to grasp each one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them promptly... That's excessively arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based webspace hosting suppliers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...