How does cpanel-based web hosting function?
For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel site hosting offerings on the present webspace hosting market are provided by a quite insubstantial business niche (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller web page hosting is a type of a small-size marketing niche, which furnishes an immense quantity of different web hosting brands, yet providing the very same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web page hosting offers on the whole hosting marketplace supply exactly the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting price tags are similar. Quite similar. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other web page hosting platform/site hosting CP alternative. So, there is simply one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
200k "site hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely branded
The site hosting "diversity" and the site hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us come down to just one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web site hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are merely a regular fellow who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the web page creation procedures and the web site hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domains and websites . Are you prepared to make your web hosting decision? Is there any hosting variant you can decide upon? Sure there is, right now there are more than 200,000 hosting providers out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ different webspace hosting brands around the world will give you precisely the same cPanel site hosting CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the variety on the current site hosting market is... Period.
The web site hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math shows that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a gigantic stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel webspace hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably satisfied most web page hosting business prerequisites. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Side No.1: An idiotic domain name folder arrangement
If you have two or more domain names, though, be extra watchful not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to erase on the web hosting server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite well known 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 attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Discover for yourself how good cPanel's domain folder system 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 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 baffled? We unquestionably are!
Problem Number 2: The same electronic mail folder structure
The e-mail folder arrangement on the server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chaps firmly strengthen their faith in God when managing the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to fuck things up too gravely.
Weak Side No.3: An absolute lack of domain management options
Do we need to bring up the sheer shortage of a modern domain manipulation interface - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, change domains' Whois details, protect the Whois details, modify/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "modern" section at all. That's a big shortcoming. An unpardonable one, we wish to add...
Downside Number Four: Numerous user login locations (minimum two, maximum 3)
What about the demand for an additional login to use the billing, domain name and tech support administration section? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based web space hosting vendor. At times, on the basis of the billing transaction system (especially designed for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting vendor is making use of, the zealous clients can end 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 user login locations (including cPanel).
Weakness Number 5: 120+ web space hosting Control Panel departments to become familiar with... rapidly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the site hosting Control Panel. It's a fabulous idea to memorize each and every one of them. And you'd better pick them up quickly... That's extremely impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web space hosting providers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...