How does cpanel-based site hosting operate?
For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel web hosting offers on the contemporary site hosting market are generated by a quite insubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to yearly cash flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller web space hosting is a sort of a small-scale business niche, which provides an enormous number of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering the very same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offerings on the whole webspace hosting market furnish one and the very same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel site hosting prices are alike. Quite similar. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other site hosting platform/webspace hosting CP choice. So, there is simply one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand webspace hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...
200,000 "webspace hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet differently named
The website hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us boil down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different site hosting brand names. Assume you are just an average chap who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web site creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domain names and web sites . Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any website hosting option you can pick? Of course there is, at present there are more than two hundred thousand webspace hosting firms out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ unique web space hosting brands around the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel web space hosting CP and platform, named in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the variety on the present-day web space hosting market is... Period.
The web site hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple math demonstrates that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is an immense strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel-based webspace hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably satisfied all web space hosting business prerequisites. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weakness Number One: A dumb domain name folder system
If you have two or more domains, though, be extra careful not to erase entirely 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). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to delete on the web hosting server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular 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 attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Verify for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain folder arrangement 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)
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)
Are you getting disorientated? We certainly are!
Drawback Number 2: The very same email folder system
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is literally the same as that of the domains... Making the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin blokes strongly enhance their faith in God when handling the e-mail folders on the mail server, praying not to mess things up too fatally.
Negative Sign No.3: A sheer shortage of domain administration options
Do we have to cite the total lack of a contemporary domain manipulation GUI - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, change domains' Whois details, secure the Whois info, change/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "modern" interface at all. That's a colossal problem. An unpardonable one, we want to add...
Problem Number Four: Numerous user login locations (minimum 2, maximum three)
How about the demand for another login to use the invoicing, domain name and tech support management system? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based site hosting company. At times, on the basis of the billing transaction platform (principally designed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting provider is using, the zealous customers can wind up with 2 extra login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain management software solution; 2: the trouble ticket support interface), ending up with an aggregate of three login places (including cPanel).
Negative Side No.5: 120+ Control Panel areas to get acquainted with... quickly
cPanel presents to your attention 120+ departments inside the website hosting CP. It's a glorious idea to get acquainted with each of them. And you'd better become familiar with them quickly... That's very arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web space hosting corporations:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...