How does cpanel-based website hosting work?
For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel web hosting offerings on today's web hosting marketplace are furnished by a very unsubstantial marketing niche (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) named reseller hosting. Reseller web page hosting is a sort of a small-scale business segment, which provides a great number of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying absolutely the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web page hosting offerings on the whole website hosting market provide one and the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting prices are alike. Very much alike. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other web site hosting platform/hosting CP choice. So, there is only one fact: out of more than 200,000 web site hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, note that one...
200,000 "web space hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet differently branded
The hosting "variety" and the webspace hosting "offers" Google reveals to us boil down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Assume you are merely an average guy who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the website making procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domains and online portals . Are you prepared to make your web hosting decision? Is there any hosting option you can opt for? Sure there is, right now there are more than two hundred thousand hosting corporations in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different web page hosting brand names across the world will give you the same cPanel site hosting CP and platform, labeled differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the assortment on today's web hosting market is... Period.
The web hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic shows that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is an enormous stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel web page hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly satisfied all web space hosting industry preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Shortcoming Number One: An idiotic domain name folder structure
If you have two or more domains, though, be extremely watchful not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain name, 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 hosting server, since 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 name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Check for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain name folder system 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 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)
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 becoming disorientated? We categorically are!
Negative Point No.2: The same e-mail folder structure
The e-mail folder configuration on the server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The admin boys strongly fortify their faith in God when managing the email folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to screw things up too seriously.
Negative Side Number Three: An entire lack of domain name management interfaces
Do we have to point out the thorough shortage of a modern domain management tool - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domains' Whois information, secure the Whois info, change/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not contain such a "modern" section at all. That's an immense predicament. An unforgivable one, we wish to point out...
Weak Side Number 4: Many user login places (minimum 2, max 3)
What about the necessity for another login to make use of the invoicing, domain name and tech support management interface? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel web space hosting vendor. Sometimes, on the basis of the invoice transaction system (particularly devised for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting distributor is using, the ardent clients can wind up with 2 additional login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain management system; 2: the ticket support user interface), ending up with an aggregate of 3 user login locations (counting cPanel).
Weak Point No.5: More than 120 hosting CP sections to grasp... promptly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the hosting Control Panel. It's a fabulous idea to become familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better grasp them briskly... That's excessively impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based hosting companies:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...