How does cpanel-based site hosting operate?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based webspace hosting offers on the current site hosting market are furnished by a very unsubstantial business segment (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) named reseller hosting. Reseller web site hosting is a sort of a small-size business segment, which supplies a vast amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering precisely the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the webspace hosting offers on the whole web space hosting marketplace offer absolutely the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel webspace hosting prices are alike. Quite identical. Giving those who need a top web hosting service almost no other site hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is merely one fact: out of more than 200k web space hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, remark that one...
200k "hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet diversely labeled
The web page hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us boil down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web site hosting brand names. Suppose you are merely a regular person who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the site making processes and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domain names and web sites . Are you prepared to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web space hosting alternative you can pick? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than 200,000 site hosting companies in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand unique web space hosting brands all over the world will offer you the same cPanel web space hosting CP and platform, branded differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the assortment on today's web page hosting marketplace is... Period.
The web hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is an immense stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel-based web hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly satisfied all web site hosting industry demands. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Side No.1: An imbecilic domain name folder setup
If you have two or more domain names, though, be ultra careful not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub 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 very simple to remove on the web server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Observe for yourself how great cPanel's domain 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)
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 getting bewildered? We surely are!
Shortcoming Number 2: The same electronic mail folder arrangement
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Making the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chums firmly reinforce their faith in God when tackling the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to screw things up too gravely.
Weak Point Number Three: A complete deficiency of domain name management user interfaces
Do we need to cite the complete shortage of a contemporary domain manipulation platform - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, change domain names' Whois info, shield the Whois info, change/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a considerable drawback. An unforgivable one, we wish to add...
Negative Point Number 4: Many user login locations (minimum two, max three)
How about the demand for an additional login to make use of the invoicing, domain and tech support management interface? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based website hosting vendor. Now and then, depending on the invoicing transaction system (especially conceived for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting provider is availing of, the avid clients can end up with two additional login places (1: the billing transaction/domain administration platform; 2: the trouble ticket support software solution), ending up with a total of three login places (including cPanel).
Disadvantage No.5: More than a hundred and twenty site hosting CP departments to get to know... rapidly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty areas inside the web site hosting CP. It's a fabulous idea to get familiar with each of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them fast... That's way too insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based webspace hosting suppliers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...