How does cpanel-based web hosting operate?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel webspace hosting offers on the present web space hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite inconsiderable business niche (when it comes to yearly money flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-sized business segment, which generates an immense number of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying absolutely the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offers on the whole web hosting market offer the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel website hosting price tags are similar. Quite identical. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other web site hosting platform/hosting CP choice. Thus, there is simply one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web site hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
200k "webspace hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet differently branded
The web site hosting "variety" and the webspace hosting "offerings" Google shows to us come down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Assume you are simply an ordinary person who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the web page creation procedures and the site hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domain names and online portals . Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any site hosting alternative you can opt for? Of course there is, right now there are more than 200k web space hosting suppliers in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ unique web site hosting brand names worldwide will give you the same cPanel web site hosting CP and platform, branded in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how large the variety on today's site hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple math shows that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation 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 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel-based web page hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably answered all web space hosting business demands. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Point Number One: A moronic domain folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be ultra careful not to delete entirely 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 quite simple to remove on the hosting server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name 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 excellent cPanel's domain folder arrangement 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 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)
Are you becoming baffled? We unquestionably are!
Weak Side Number Two: The very same mail folder system
The mail folder configuration on the web server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin blokes firmly strengthen their belief in God when dealing with the email folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to mess things up too irreparably.
Weak Side Number Three: A thorough lack of domain name manipulation sections
Do we need to cite the total lack of a modern domain name manipulation menu - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domains' Whois info, secure the Whois information, change/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "modern" tool at all. That's a major shortcoming. An inexcusable one, we would like to point out...
Predicament Number Four: Numerous login places (minimum two, maximum 3)
How about the need for another login to utilize the invoicing transaction, domain name and tech support management GUI? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based site hosting distributor. Sometimes, depending on the invoicing tool (principally invented for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting service provider is utilizing, the zealous clients can wind up with two extra login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain administration menu; 2: the trouble ticket support software platform), winding up with a total of three user login locations (including cPanel).
Predicament No.5: 120+ Control Panel areas to learn... swiftly
cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the web hosting CP. It's a marvelous idea to get acquainted with each of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them swiftly... That's quite impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web hosting corporations:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...