How does cpanel-based site hosting operate?
For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel site hosting offers on the present-day site hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite insubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to annual money flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller web page hosting is a kind of a small-scale marketing niche, which generates a big amount of different web hosting brand names, yet offering one and the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the webspace hosting offers on the whole site hosting marketplace supply the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel web space hosting prices are alike. Quite similar. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other web site hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is only one fact: out of more than 200,000 webspace hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "site hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently branded
The web space hosting "diversity" and the webspace hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us come down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web page hosting brand names. Imagine you are merely a regular person who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the web page making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the various domains and web pages . Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any web site hosting option you can select? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting service providers in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ different hosting brand names worldwide will offer you exactly the same cPanel site hosting CP and platform, labeled differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the diversity on today's site hosting market is... Period.
The web site hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple math reveals that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a great stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel-based web page hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly covered most site hosting industry demands. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Aspect No.1: An imbecilic domain folder structure
If you have two or more domains, however, be very cautious not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to erase on the web server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous 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 domains, please. Determine for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain name folder structure is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is located)
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 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 getting perplexed? We surely are!
Drawback Number Two: The same email folder setup
The email folder structure on the web server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin chums firmly enhance their belief in God when dealing with the mail folders on the email server, praying not to bungle things up too severely.
Problem Number Three: A total lack of domain management sections
Do we need to cite the complete lack of a contemporary domain administration menu - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domains' Whois details, shield the Whois details, modify/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not furnish such a "modern" tool at all. That's a major predicament. An unforgivable one, we would like to add...
Inconvenience Number 4: Many user login locations (minimum two, maximum three)
How about the demand for an extra login to access the invoicing transaction, domain name and tech support administration software? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based website hosting distributor. At times, on the basis of the invoicing transaction tool (especially made for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting supplier is availing of, the enthusiastic customers can end up with 2 additional logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name administration software solution; 2: the ticket support interface), ending up with a total of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).
Shortcoming Number Five: 120+ site hosting Control Panel menus to grasp... promptly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty departments inside the site hosting Control Panel. It's a fantastic idea to get to know each of them. And you'd better learn them briskly... That's excessively arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web site hosting providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...