How does cpanel-based site hosting operate?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel site hosting offers on the current web hosting market are provided by a quite insignificant business segment (when it comes to yearly cash flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-size marketing niche, which supplies a huge quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing absolutely the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web space hosting offers on the entire web site hosting marketplace furnish exactly the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel webspace hosting prices are alike. Very similar. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other web page hosting platform/hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is just one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web site hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
200k "site hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed
The hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us come down to just one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web page hosting brand names. Assume you are merely a regular guy who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the web site creation procedures and the web page hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domains and web pages . Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web page hosting alternative you can opt for? Sure there is, right now there are more than 200,000 website hosting vendors in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand different hosting brand names across the world will give you the same cPanel site hosting Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the assortment on the present web space hosting market is... Period.
The web space hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics reveals that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a big stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that something like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel web page hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly satisfied most web hosting business demands. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Inconvenience Number 1: A dumb domain name folder structure
If you have two or more domains, though, be extra attentive not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to remove on the hosting server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Verify for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain name folder arrangement is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is placed)
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)
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 confused? We definitely are!
Shortcoming Number Two: The same email folder structure
The electronic mail folder configuration on the web hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin boys firmly increase their faith in God when dealing with the mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to fuck things up too irretrievably.
Shortcoming Number Three: A sheer deficiency of domain name management user interfaces
Do we need to bring up the complete deficiency of a modern domain manipulation menu - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domains' Whois information, secure the Whois details, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not contain such a "modern" interface at all. That's an immense drawback. An unforgettable one, we want to add...
Negative Point Number 4: Numerous login locations (min 2, maximum three)
What about the demand for another login to avail of the billing, domain and tech support management system? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel web hosting provider. Sometimes, on the basis of the billing transaction tool (particularly built for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting supplier is utilizing, the ardent clients can end up with 2 extra login locations (1: the billing/domain name administration interface; 2: the trouble ticket support GUI), ending up with an aggregate of three login places (counting cPanel).
Weak Side No.5: 120+ CP menus to become familiar with... fast
cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the web site hosting CP. It's a glorious idea to become familiar with each of them. And you'd better become familiar with them briskly... That's very insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based hosting distributors:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...