How does cpanel-based website hosting operate?
For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel web page hosting offerings on the contemporary web site hosting market are supplied by a quite unsubstantial marketing segment (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) called hosting reseller. Reseller web space hosting is a kind of a small-sized marketing niche, which furnishes an immense number of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying absolutely the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offers on the entire hosting marketplace offer strictly the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel webspace hosting prices are similar. Very similar. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/web site hosting CP choice. Thus, there is simply one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "web hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet differently labeled
The site hosting "diversity" and the web site hosting "offerings" Google presents to us boil down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Imagine you are just an average bloke who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the website making processes and the site hosting platforms, which actually power the various domains and online portals . Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any site hosting alternative you can choose? Sure there is, now there are more than 200,000 web hosting firms out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand unique webspace hosting brand names across the world will offer you precisely the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the variety on the present web site hosting marketplace is... Period.
The webspace hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple math demonstrates that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a huge stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably covered most web page hosting industry preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Problem Number 1: An imbecilic domain name folder setup
If you have two or more domain names, though, be extra watchful not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to delete on the web server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Observe for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain name folder configuration 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)
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 name)
Are you getting nonplussed? We clearly are!
Predicament No.2: The same electronic mail folder arrangement
The electronic mail folder structure on the web server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin boys strongly enhance their faith in God when coping with the e-mail folders on the mail server, praying not to fuck things up too severely.
Negative Point No.3: A complete absence of domain manipulation sections
Do we need to cite the absolute absence of a contemporary domain administration tool - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domains' Whois information, secure the Whois details, change/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not supply such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a mammoth predicament. An unjustifiable one, we wish to point out...
Shortcoming Number 4: Multiple user login places (minimum two, max three)
What about the necessity for an extra login to utilize the invoicing, domain and technical support administration section? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel website hosting distributor. Occasionally, depending on the invoicing transaction tool (especially made for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting company is making use of, the ardent users can end up with two extra logins (1: the billing transaction/domain management GUI; 2: the trouble ticket support software platform), winding up with a total of three user login places (including cPanel).
Shortcoming Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty CP areas to memorize... rapidly
cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the website hosting CP. It's a great idea to get acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better get to know them quickly... That's way too arrogant 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...