How does cpanel-based site hosting operate?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel hosting offers on the present-day site hosting market are generated by a quite insignificant business segment (when it comes to yearly money flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller webspace hosting is a sort of a small-size marketing segment, which generates a vast amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering strictly the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web page hosting offers on the whole web space hosting market supply absolutely the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel web site hosting prices are alike. Very similar. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service almost no other web page hosting platform/webspace hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
200k "web page hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely labeled
The web space hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us boil down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Assume you are only a regular fellow who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the web site creation procedures and the web site hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domain names and web sites . Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any webspace hosting variant you can decide upon? Of course there is, these days there are more than 200,000 web page hosting corporations in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique site hosting brands worldwide will give you the very same cPanel site hosting CP and platform, labeled differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the variety on the current web hosting market is... Full stop.
The web page hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic shows that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a great strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that something like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel-based hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably answered most web site hosting market requirements. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Problem Number 1: A moronic domain name folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extra attentive not to delete entirely 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). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to delete on the hosting server, since they all are created 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 erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Observe for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain 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)
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 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 name)
Are you growing puzzled? We undeniably are!
Weakness Number Two: The same e-mail folder arrangement
The electronic mail folder structure on the server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin boys firmly fortify their belief in God when tackling the mail folders on the mail server, praying not to botch things up too irretrievably.
Negative Point Number 3: A thorough lack of domain name management sections
Do we need to bring up the complete lack of a contemporary domain name administration tool - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domains, edit domain names' Whois info, shield the Whois information, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not furnish such a "modern" section at all. That's a huge problem. An unforgivable one, we wish to add...
Weak Side Number 4: Numerous login places (min two, max three)
What about the demand for another login to make use of the billing, domain name and tech support administration software platform? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel hosting provider. Sometimes, depending on the invoicing platform (particularly designed for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting distributor is using, the keen users can wind up with two extra logins (1: the billing transaction/domain name management interface; 2: the ticket support system), winding up with a total of three user login places (counting cPanel).
Negative Aspect No.5: More than a hundred and twenty web space hosting Control Panel sections to get acquainted with... promptly
cPanel offers to your attention more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the Control Panel. It's a terrific idea to learn each one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them quickly... That's inordinately impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web space hosting suppliers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...