How does cpanel-based web site hosting operate?
For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel webspace hosting offers on the contemporary web space hosting marketplace are provided by a very insignificant business niche (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller web page hosting is a kind of a small-scale marketing segment, which provides an enormous quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing precisely the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the web page hosting offers on the entire web space hosting market furnish strictly the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting price tags are alike. Very much alike. Giving those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other web site hosting platform/web site hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is simply one single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "webspace hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet differently labeled
The web page hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us come down to just one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different hosting brand names. Imagine you are just a regular person who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the website creation procedures and the webspace hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domains and sites . Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web site hosting alternative you can settle on? Sure there is, today there are more than two hundred thousand webspace hosting vendors out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ different site hosting brands worldwide will give you precisely the same cPanel web site hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the variety on the current web page hosting market is... Period.
The site hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math shows that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a great stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel-based web site hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably answered most webspace hosting business prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weak Point Number 1: An imbecilic domain folder structure
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extra careful not to delete completely 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). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to delete on the server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous 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 domain names, please. See for yourself how excellent 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)
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 growing disorientated? We clearly are!
Negative Sign No.2: The same email folder configuration
The e-mail folder configuration on the server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The admin blokes firmly enhance their belief in God when handling the electronic mail folders on the email server, hoping not to screw things up too severely.
Drawback Number 3: An entire lack of domain manipulation sections
Do we need to bring up the sheer absence of a modern domain administration tool - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domains' Whois information, secure the Whois info, alter/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a big shortcoming. An unforgivable one, we would like to add...
Negative Point Number 4: Many login places (min 2, max three)
How about the demand for another login to use the billing transaction, domain and technical support administration software? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel webspace hosting service provider. Occasionally, based on the billing transaction platform (especially created for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting distributor is making use of, the enthusiastic users can end up with 2 additional login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name administration menu; 2: the ticket support software), winding up with a total of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).
Negative Side Number Five: 120+ webspace hosting CP departments to become familiar with... fast
cPanel offers to your attention 120+ areas inside the web page hosting Control Panel. It's a fine idea to learn each and every one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them promptly... That's way too insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting companies:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...