How does cpanel-based web site hosting operate?
For your info, it's good to know that most of the cPanel-based site hosting offers on the current website hosting marketplace are generated by a quite inconsiderable business segment (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) called reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small-sized business segment, which furnishes a vast quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing absolutely the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the web space hosting offerings on the whole site hosting marketplace provide strictly the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting prices are alike. Quite similar. Giving those who need a top web hosting service almost no other web site hosting platform/web site hosting CP option. Thus, there is just a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web space hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
200k "hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently labeled
The webspace hosting "variety" and the web page hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us come down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Assume you are only a regular person who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the site development procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the various domains and web portals . Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any website hosting alternative you can decide upon? Sure there is, right now there are more than two hundred thousand web site hosting distributors in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ unique site hosting brand names around the world will give you exactly the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, named differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the assortment on the present webspace hosting market is... Period.
The web site hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics reveals that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a great stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel-based web site hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably fulfilled all web site hosting market preconditions. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Problem Number One: An imbecilic domain name folder structure
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extremely careful not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to delete on the web server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Check for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain name folder configuration is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is situated)
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 becoming disorientated? We definitely are!
Inconvenience No.2: The same electronic mail folder setup
The e-mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin blokes firmly enhance their belief in God when dealing with the email folders on the mail server, hoping not to mess things up too fatally.
Negative Point Number 3: An absolute deficiency of domain name management user interfaces
Do we need to refer to the sheer absence of a modern domain name administration interface - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domain names, change domains' Whois information, secure the Whois details, modify/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not offer such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a colossal predicament. An inexcusable one, we want to add...
Inconvenience Number 4: Many user login places (min two, max 3)
How about the need for an additional login to utilize the invoice transaction, domain and technical support administration user interface? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based web page hosting service provider. At times, based on the billing system (particularly designed for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting provider is utilizing, the keen customers can wind up with 2 additional logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name administration software solution; 2: the trouble ticket support software solution), winding up with a total of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).
Drawback No.5: More than one hundred and twenty web space hosting CP sections to get to know... rapidly
cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the webspace hosting CP. It's a great idea to get acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better learn them swiftly... That's inordinately impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web space hosting suppliers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...