How does cpanel-based hosting operate?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel web page hosting offerings on the present hosting market are supplied by a quite insubstantial marketing niche (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-scale marketing niche, which furnishes a vast number of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying strictly the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web site hosting offers on the entire site hosting market furnish the very same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting price tags are identical. Very identical. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/website hosting CP option. So, there is only one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, remark that one...
200,000 "web hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed
The web page hosting "diversity" and the web space hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us boil down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Assume you are merely a regular chap who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the web site making procedures and the webspace hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domains and online portals . Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web page hosting option you can choose? Of course there is, right now there are more than 200k web hosting service providers out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ unique site hosting brands around the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel webspace hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the variety on the present-day website hosting marketplace is... Period.
The hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics shows that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a gigantic stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel site hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly met all webspace hosting business requirements. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Shortcoming Number One: A laughable domain name folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extra careful not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to delete on the web hosting server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Determine for yourself how great cPanel's domain folder arrangement 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 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)
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 absolutely are!
Negative Aspect No.2: The same e-mail folder setup
The mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin guys firmly strengthen their faith in God when handling the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too harshly.
Negative Sign Number Three: A thorough lack of domain manipulation tools
Do we need to cite the sheer lack of a modern domain name manipulation interface - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, edit domain names' Whois details, secure the Whois details, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a vast shortcoming. An unforgivable one, we want to add...
Negative Aspect Number Four: Multiple user login places (min two, maximum 3)
What about the need for another login to make use of the billing, domain and technical support administration system? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel web page hosting vendor. Now and then, depending on the invoice transaction tool (especially developed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting vendor is utilizing, the enthusiastic users can end up with two extra login places (1: the invoicing/domain name management interface; 2: the trouble ticket support software), winding up with a total of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).
Shortcoming Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel sections to grasp... swiftly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the web space hosting Control Panel. It's a fine idea to pick up each one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them swiftly... That's inordinately impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting corporations:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...