How does cpanel-based web site hosting operate?
For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel web site hosting offers on the contemporary web hosting marketplace are provided by a very inconsiderable business segment (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) named reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small marketing segment, which supplies a big amount of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing literally the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offers on the whole hosting marketplace offer absolutely the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel web hosting prices are alike. Very much alike. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other web page hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is just one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand site hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, note that one...
200,000 "hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet differently named
The webspace hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google presents to us boil down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are only a regular chap who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the site development procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domains and online portals . Are you prepared to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web hosting variant you can settle on? Of course there is, today there are more than 200k web hosting companies out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand unique site hosting brands across the world will give you precisely the same cPanel web page hosting CP and platform, named differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the assortment on the current web space hosting marketplace is... Period.
The web site hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a gigantic stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel website hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly satisfied most site hosting business preconditions. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Inconvenience Number One: A stupid domain name folder structure
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extremely careful not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain, 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 web hosting server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular 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 erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Decide for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain name folder setup is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is situated)
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)
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)
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 growing puzzled? We definitely are!
Negative Side Number 2: The very same electronic mail folder arrangement
The mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin boys strongly reinforce their faith in God when managing the email folders on the mail server, praying not to muck things up too gravely.
Inconvenience Number Three: A complete deficiency of domain name management sections
Do we need to bring up the sheer absence of a modern domain name administration interface - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, edit domains' Whois details, protect the Whois details, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "modern" tool at all. That's a gigantic drawback. An unjustifiable one, we want to add...
Negative Sign Number 4: Many user login locations (min two, maximum 3)
How about the need for an additional login to access the invoice transaction, domain and tech support administration software solution? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based web hosting provider. At times, depending on the invoicing transaction system (particularly invented for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting vendor is making use of, the zealous users can end up with 2 additional login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain name management software platform; 2: the trouble ticket support tool), winding up with an aggregate of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).
Predicament Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty web space hosting Control Panel departments to get familiar with... quickly
cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the web site hosting CP. It's an excellent idea to memorize each and every one of them. And you'd better grasp them briskly... That's very impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based site hosting providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...