How does cpanel-based website hosting operate?
For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based site hosting offerings on today's hosting marketplace are furnished by a very inconsiderable marketing niche (when it comes to annual money flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-size marketing niche, which provides a great quantity of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing precisely the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the web page hosting offers on the entire website hosting market offer one and the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting price tags are alike. Very similar. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other webspace hosting platform/web page hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is simply one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand webspace hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2%, note that one...
200k "web site hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly labeled
The website hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google presents to us boil down to just one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different hosting trademarked names. Assume you are simply a regular bloke who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the web site making procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domains and websites . Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any site hosting variant you can select? Sure there is, right now there are more than 200,000 web page hosting providers out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ unique hosting brand names around the world will give you precisely the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the assortment on the present web hosting marketplace is... Period.
The site hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is an immense stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel web hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably satisfied most webspace hosting market preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Predicament Number One: A foolish domain folder configuration
If you have two or more domains, though, be very watchful not to erase completely 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 name). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to remove on the web hosting server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain name folder setup 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)
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)
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 confused? We unquestionably are!
Negative Aspect Number Two: The very same electronic mail folder configuration
The e-mail folder configuration on the server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin boys strongly increase their belief in God when handling the mail folders on the mail server, praying not to botch things up too harshly.
Negative Point No.3: An entire absence of domain management tools
Do we need to cite the total shortage of a modern domain name management GUI - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domains' Whois info, protect the Whois information, alter/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" GUI at all. That's a major predicament. An unjustifiable one, we want to point out...
Weak Point Number Four: Many user login places (min two, max 3)
How about the demand for an extra login to make use of the invoice transaction, domain name and technical support management platform? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel site hosting company. At times, on the basis of the invoice transaction platform (especially invented for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting company is making use of, the keen users can end up with 2 extra logins (1: the billing/domain administration user interface; 2: the ticket support platform), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login places (including cPanel).
Predicament Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel sections to grasp... quickly
cPanel presents for your consideration 120+ menus inside the web page hosting CP. It's a remarkable idea to grasp each of them. And you'd better grasp them promptly... That's inordinately impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web hosting firms:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...