How does cpanel-based website hosting work?
For your info, it's good to know that most of the cPanel site hosting offers on the contemporary website hosting marketplace are supplied by a very inconsiderable marketing niche (when it comes to annual money flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a kind of a small marketing segment, which furnishes an enormous quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing literally the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the web space hosting offers on the whole web page hosting marketplace offer strictly the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based webspace hosting price tags are similar. Very much alike. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other web page hosting platform/Control Panel option. So, there is merely a single fact: out of more than 200,000 web page hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "site hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed
The web hosting "diversity" and the web site hosting "offerings" Google presents to us come down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different site hosting trademarked names. Assume you are just an average fellow who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the web page making processes and the web site hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domain names and websites . Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any web site hosting option you can settle on? Sure there is, as of now there are more than 200k website hosting suppliers in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique hosting brand names worldwide will give you absolutely the same cPanel site hosting CP and platform, named differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the diversity on the present-day web page hosting market is... Full stop.
The website hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic shows that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a huge strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel-based hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps met most website hosting business demands. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Shortcoming No.1: A laughable domain folder setup
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extremely watchful not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new 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 created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Verify for yourself how terrific 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 name)
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 growing baffled? We positively are!
Weakness Number 2: The same mail folder setup
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin chums strongly fortify their faith in God when coping with the email folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to fuck things up too badly.
Drawback No.3: An utter absence of domain management interfaces
Do we need to mention the total deficiency of a contemporary domain name administration user interface - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domain names, change domains' Whois information, secure the Whois info, edit/create name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not involve such a "modern" section at all. That's a big weakness. An inexcusable one, we want to add...
Disadvantage Number 4: Numerous login places (minimum two, max three)
How about the demand for an additional login to utilize the invoicing transaction, domain name and technical support management tool? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based hosting vendor. Occasionally, based on the billing transaction tool (particularly built for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting company is making use of, the earnest customers can wind up with 2 extra login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain name management user interface; 2: the ticket support software solution), winding up with a total of three login locations (counting cPanel).
Shortcoming Number 5: More than 120 web site hosting Control Panel departments to become acquainted with... quickly
cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the site hosting CP. It's a wonderful idea to pick up each and every one of them. And you'd better learn them briskly... That's very impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting suppliers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...