How does cpanel-based site hosting work?
For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel-based web hosting offers on the current hosting marketplace are provided by a quite unsubstantial business niche (when it comes to yearly money flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller web space hosting is a kind of a small-sized marketing segment, which furnishes a great amount of different web hosting brands, yet offering the very same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web space hosting offerings on the entire hosting market supply literally the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel site hosting prices are alike. Very identical. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other web page hosting platform/site hosting CP alternative. So, there is only one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
200k "web space hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet differently named
The web site hosting "variety" and the web page hosting "offerings" Google shows to us come down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Imagine you are just a regular bloke who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the website making processes and the web space hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domain names and web portals . Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any hosting alternative you can choose? Of course there is, as of now there are more than 200k web site hosting providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ unique site hosting brand names worldwide will offer you strictly the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, branded in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the diversity on the present-day web site hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The website hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is an immense stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel site hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly covered most web space hosting industry prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Side Number One: An idiotic domain name folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be very attentive not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to erase on the web hosting server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very well known 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. Check for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain name folder configuration 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 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 name)
Are you becoming baffled? We surely are!
Problem Number 2: The same email folder arrangement
The electronic mail folder configuration on the hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin boys strongly strengthen their faith in God when coping with the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to muck things up too severely.
Inconvenience No.3: A total deficiency of domain administration options
Do we need to refer to the sheer shortage of a contemporary domain name manipulation menu - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domains, change domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois details, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not provide such a "modern" GUI at all. That's an enormous weakness. An unpardonable one, we would like to point out...
Inconvenience Number 4: Multiple login locations (min two, max three)
How about the necessity for an extra login to use the billing transaction, domain and technical support administration tool? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel web site hosting distributor. At times, depending on the invoice transaction tool (especially meant for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting corporation is using, the ardent users can end up with 2 extra login places (1: the billing/domain name administration tool; 2: the ticket support section), winding up with an aggregate of three user login locations (counting cPanel).
Weak Side Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel menus to become acquainted with... rapidly
cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ sections inside the web space hosting Control Panel. It's a superb idea to get to know each and every one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them briskly... That's excessively insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based site hosting vendors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...