How does cpanel-based web hosting work?
For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based web space hosting offerings on the present-day hosting market are supplied by a quite insignificant business segment (when it comes to yearly money flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web site hosting is a kind of a small-size marketing segment, which furnishes an enormous quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying strictly the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the web page hosting offerings on the entire web space hosting marketplace offer the very same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based site hosting prices are identical. Very identical. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other web page hosting platform/webspace hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is simply a single fact: out of more than 200k hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, mind that one...
200k "webspace hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed
The hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us come down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web space hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are just an ordinary bloke who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web site making processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domain names and web portals . Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any website hosting alternative you can decide upon? Sure there is, right now there are more than two hundred thousand hosting corporations out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand different hosting brands around the world will give you strictly the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, named differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the assortment on the current web space hosting market is... Period.
The web hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple arithmetic shows that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a mammoth stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel web page hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly satisfied all web site hosting market requirements. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Inconvenience No.1: An idiotic domain name folder configuration
If you have two or more domain names, though, be extremely cautious not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call 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 easy to erase on the hosting server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Observe for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain folder configuration 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)
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)
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 becoming nonplussed? We unquestionably are!
Disadvantage No.2: The very same email folder configuration
The electronic mail folder configuration on the server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin guys strongly reinforce their belief in God when managing the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to screw things up too gravely.
Weak Side Number Three: A complete shortage of domain administration tools
Do we have to bring up the entire deficiency of a contemporary domain manipulation interface - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domain names' Whois information, protect the Whois details, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a gigantic weakness. An unpardonable one, we wish to add...
Negative Point Number 4: Multiple login places (minimum 2, max 3)
How about the demand for an extra login to utilize the invoice transaction, domain and tech support administration software? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel web space hosting vendor. Now and then, based on the billing platform (principally designed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting provider is utilizing, the eager users can end up with two additional logins (1: the billing/domain name administration platform; 2: the trouble ticket support software), ending up with a total of three login locations (counting cPanel).
Problem Number Five: More than 120 web space hosting Control Panel menus to memorize... briskly
cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 areas inside the Control Panel. It's a marvelous idea to pick up each of them. And you'd better memorize them promptly... That's inordinately insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting corporations:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...