How does cpanel-based website hosting function?
For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel-based web page hosting offerings on today's web hosting market are furnished by a very insubstantial marketing segment (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) known as reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small business niche, which supplies a big number of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing the very same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98% of the webspace hosting offerings on the entire web space hosting marketplace provide precisely the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based web site hosting price tags are alike. Very much alike. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other hosting platform/web site hosting CP option. Thus, there is just one fact: out of more than 200k web site hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "website hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently branded
The webspace hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us boil down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are only a normal guy who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the site creation processes and the web site hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domain names and web portals . Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any webspace hosting option you can pick? Sure there is, right now there are more than 200,000 web hosting corporations out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different web hosting brand names all over the world will offer you the same cPanel web space hosting Control Panel and platform, named differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the diversity on the present hosting market is... Period.
The web page hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a gigantic stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel-based site hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and perhaps covered most web site hosting market preconditions. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weakness Number One: A dumb domain folder configuration
If you have two or more domain names, though, be extra watchful not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to delete on the web hosting server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Observe for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain folder setup 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)
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 baffled? We definitely are!
Weak Point Number 2: The same electronic mail folder arrangement
The email folder configuration on the web server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin boys firmly increase their belief in God when coping with the mail folders on the mail server, praying not to fuck things up too fatally.
Negative Side No.3: An entire shortage of domain name manipulation GUIs
Do we need to point out the absolute deficiency of a contemporary domain administration interface - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, alter domains' Whois information, secure the Whois details, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not provide such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a major predicament. An unjustifiable one, we would like to point out...
Inconvenience Number 4: Many login locations (min two, maximum three)
How about the demand for an additional login to utilize the invoicing transaction, domain and tech support administration tool? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel website hosting distributor. Sometimes, on the basis of the invoice transaction platform (particularly intended for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting provider is availing of, the keen clients can end up with 2 extra login places (1: the invoicing/domain administration system; 2: the trouble ticket support GUI), winding up with a total of 3 login places (counting cPanel).
Inconvenience Number 5: 120+ site hosting CP sections to become familiar with... swiftly
cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ menus inside the web page hosting CP. It's a remarkable idea to get familiar with each of them. And you'd better learn them quickly... That's extremely impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel site hosting providers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...