How does cpanel-based web site hosting operate?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based web page hosting offers on the contemporary web site hosting marketplace are generated by a quite insubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to annual cash flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller webspace hosting is a sort of a small business niche, which provides a big number of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing exactly the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offers on the whole website hosting marketplace furnish literally the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based web page hosting prices are similar. Very much alike. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other site hosting platform/web space hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is merely one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand webspace hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed
The web page hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google shows to us come down to just one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web page hosting trademarked names. Assume you are simply an average guy who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web site making procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domain names and web portals . Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any website hosting variant you can pick? Sure there is, right now there are more than 200k website hosting suppliers in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique web page hosting brand names all over the world will offer you the same cPanel webspace hosting Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the assortment on the present web page hosting marketplace is... Period.
The web hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is an immense stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel-based web page hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and presumably satisfied all web page hosting industry requirements. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Shortcoming Number One: A dumb domain folder configuration
If you have two or more domain names, however, be extra cautious not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to erase on the web server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous 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 try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Discover for yourself how amazing 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 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 name)
Are you getting nonplussed? We undeniably are!
Problem No.2: The very same e-mail folder arrangement
The email folder arrangement on the server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The admin boys strongly enhance their belief in God when managing the mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to bungle things up too irreparably.
Drawback No.3: A sheer shortage of domain name manipulation options
Do we need to mention the entire shortage of a modern domain name manipulation menu - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domains' Whois details, shield the Whois details, modify/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not contain such a "modern" section at all. That's an immense predicament. An unjustifiable one, we wish to add...
Weak Point No.4: Multiple login places (minimum two, max 3)
What about the need for an additional login to utilize the invoicing transaction, domain name and technical support administration system? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based web space hosting provider. Occasionally, based on the billing transaction platform (principally devised for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting provider is making use of, the zealous users can end up with two additional login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain administration interface; 2: the trouble ticket support user interface), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (including cPanel).
Weak Point Number Five: More than 120 web page hosting Control Panel departments to grasp... swiftly
cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 sections inside the CP. It's a fantastic idea to learn each and every one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them rapidly... That's excessively arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel hosting vendors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...