How does cpanel-based hosting work?
For your info, it's good to know that most of the cPanel web space hosting offerings on the contemporary web space hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite unsubstantial business segment (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web page hosting is a sort of a small marketing niche, which furnishes a vast amount of different web hosting brand names, yet offering strictly the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the site hosting offerings on the entire web hosting market furnish strictly the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based web site hosting price tags are identical. Very similar. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other web space hosting platform/webspace hosting CP option. So, there is just one single 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 2%, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "web site hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet differently branded
The webspace hosting "diversity" and the web page hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us come down to just one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web page hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are only an ordinary guy who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the site creation processes and the hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domains and web sites . Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any webspace hosting alternative you can opt for? Sure there is, as of now there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting distributors in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique web hosting brands across the world will offer you exactly the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the diversity on the contemporary web space hosting market is... Full stop.
The web hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics reveals that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a huge stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel-based site hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably answered all website hosting market prerequisites. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Predicament No.1: An imbecilic domain folder setup
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extra attentive 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 name). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to erase on the web hosting server, because 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 is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Determine for yourself how amazing 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)
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 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)
Are you getting disorientated? We categorically are!
Downside Number 2: The same e-mail folder arrangement
The e-mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin guys strongly increase their belief in God when coping with the e-mail folders on the email server, hoping not to screw things up too irreparably.
Drawback Number Three: An absolute deficiency of domain name administration tools
Do we need to bring up the absolute shortage of a modern domain name administration user interface - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, change domain names' Whois details, shield the Whois details, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a gigantic problem. An unforgivable one, we would like to add...
Shortcoming No.4: Many login locations (minimum 2, max 3)
What about the necessity for another login to make use of the invoicing, domain and tech support administration platform? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel web site hosting company. Sometimes, depending on the billing platform (principally conceived for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting supplier is availing of, the eager clients can wind up with two additional logins (1: the billing transaction/domain name administration system; 2: the trouble ticket support menu), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).
Weak Point No.5: 120+ web space hosting Control Panel departments to pick up... briskly
cPanel offers to your attention 120+ sections inside the webspace hosting Control Panel. It's a great idea to pick up each and every one of them. And you'd better get to know them quickly... That's extremely impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel webspace hosting companies:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...