How does cpanel-based web hosting operate?
For your info, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel website hosting offers on today's web hosting market are generated by a quite insubstantial marketing niche (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) named hosting reseller. Reseller web space hosting is a kind of a small-scale marketing segment, which provides a great number of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering one and the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the whole web space hosting marketplace offer one and the very same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel webspace hosting price tags are similar. Very similar. Giving those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other hosting platform/hosting CP alternative. So, there is merely one fact: out of more than 200k web site hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
200,000 "web space hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed
The hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offers" Google reveals to us come down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are merely a normal guy who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the website development processes and the site hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domain names and websites . Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any webspace hosting alternative you can pick? Sure there is, right now there are more than 200k web page hosting corporations out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ different web site hosting brand names in the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel CP and platform, branded differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the assortment on the present hosting marketplace is... Period.
The web space hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics reveals that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a colossal strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel web site hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and presumably satisfied most web page hosting industry requirements. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Drawback Number 1: A stupid domain folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extremely cautious not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to remove on the hosting server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed 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. Check for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain name folder structure 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 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)
Are you becoming baffled? We surely are!
Negative Aspect Number Two: The same mail folder configuration
The mail folder configuration on the hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin guys firmly increase their belief in God when handling the email folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to screw things up too fatally.
Inconvenience Number 3: A sheer lack of domain name management user interfaces
Do we need to cite the complete shortage of a modern domain management tool - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domains, alter domains' Whois info, protect the Whois information, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not provide such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a colossal problem. An unpardonable one, we wish to add...
Problem Number Four: Many user login locations (min 2, max 3)
How about the demand for another login to access the billing transaction, domain name and tech support management system? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel web site hosting company. Sometimes, on the basis of the invoicing tool (particularly invented for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting supplier is utilizing, the enthusiastic customers can wind up with two additional login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain management software platform; 2: the ticket support system), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login places (including cPanel).
Downside Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty hosting CP sections to memorize... fast
cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the webspace hosting Control Panel. It's a wonderful idea to memorize each and every one of them. And you'd better grasp them swiftly... That's excessively impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web site hosting distributors:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...