How does cpanel-based web site hosting function?
For your info, it's good to know that most of the cPanel-based webspace hosting offerings on the contemporary webspace hosting marketplace are generated by a very unsubstantial marketing segment (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) named reseller hosting. Reseller web space hosting is a type of a small-scale marketing segment, which provides an enormous number of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing absolutely the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the hosting offers on the whole web page hosting marketplace supply absolutely the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel webspace hosting prices are similar. Very much alike. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other web site hosting platform/website hosting CP choice. So, there is only one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, mark that one...
200k "website hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly branded
The website hosting "variety" and the web page hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us come down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting trademarked names. Assume you are just an average bloke who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the site development processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domains and online portals . Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any site hosting option you can pick? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than 200,000 site hosting firms in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique web space hosting brands in the world will offer you exactly the same cPanel web site hosting CP and platform, labeled differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the assortment on the present-day web site hosting marketplace is... Period.
The site hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple math reveals that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a colossal strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that something like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel-based site hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly met all web site hosting business demands. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Inconvenience No.1: An imbecilic domain folder structure
If you have two or more domains, however, be ultra cautious not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to remove on the server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Determine for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain name folder system 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 name)
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 name)
Are you getting puzzled? We doubtlessly are!
Weak Point Number Two: The same e-mail folder arrangement
The mail folder arrangement on the web server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin guys firmly enhance their belief in God when tackling the electronic mail folders on the mail server, praying not to mess things up too badly.
Problem No.3: A thorough lack of domain management user interfaces
Do we need to mention the sheer deficiency of a modern domain name manipulation interface - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domain names' Whois information, protect the Whois details, change/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "modern" user interface at all. That's an immense predicament. An unforgivable one, we want to point out...
Downside Number Four: Numerous login places (minimum 2, maximum three)
What about the need for an extra login to utilize the invoicing transaction, domain name and technical support administration user interface? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based site hosting supplier. At times, depending on the billing system (particularly made for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting corporation is making use of, the earnest users can wind up with 2 extra login places (1: the billing/domain administration section; 2: the trouble ticket support tool), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).
Downside Number 5: More than 120 web site hosting Control Panel areas to learn... quickly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the site hosting CP. It's a fabulous idea to pick up each of them. And you'd better get to know them fast... That's excessively insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based site hosting vendors:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...