How does cpanel-based hosting operate?
For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel web space hosting offers on the present website hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite insignificant marketing niche (when it comes to annual money flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-scale business segment, which generates an enormous number of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing strictly the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web page hosting offerings on the entire website hosting marketplace provide absolutely the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel web space hosting price tags are identical. Quite similar. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other web site hosting platform/CP option. Thus, there is simply one fact: out of more than 200,000 site hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "web page hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed
The web page hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google shows to us boil down to just one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Assume you are merely an ordinary guy who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the website creation processes and the webspace hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domains and sites . Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web site hosting alternative you can choose? Sure there is, now there are more than 200,000 webspace hosting vendors in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique hosting brand names worldwide will offer you precisely the same cPanel hosting CP and platform, labeled in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the assortment on today's web site hosting marketplace is... Period.
The website hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics shows that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is an enormous strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that something like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel site hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps fulfilled all website hosting market preconditions. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Problem No.1: An imbecilic domain name folder structure
If you have two or more domain names, however, be very careful not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to remove on the web server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Check for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain name folder system 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 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 name)
Are you becoming bewildered? We certainly are!
Weakness No.2: The same electronic mail folder system
The email folder structure on the web server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The admin guys strongly enhance their faith in God when managing the e-mail folders on the email server, praying not to fuck things up too seriously.
Predicament No.3: An entire absence of domain manipulation GUIs
Do we have to refer to the total shortage of a contemporary domain administration GUI - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, edit domain names' Whois details, protect the Whois info, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not involve such a "modern" menu at all. That's a big problem. An inexcusable one, we would like to add...
Shortcoming Number 4: Many login locations (minimum 2, max 3)
How about the demand for an extra login to access the invoicing, domain and technical support management software? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based web hosting provider. At times, depending on the invoice transaction platform (especially designed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting firm is using, the zealous clients can end up with two extra login places (1: the invoicing/domain name management platform; 2: the trouble ticket support platform), winding up with a total of three login locations (counting cPanel).
Inconvenience No.5: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting CP areas to grasp... promptly
cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the web space hosting CP. It's a fine idea to grasp each and every one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them rapidly... That's excessively insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web site hosting companies:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...