How does cpanel-based hosting function?
For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel website hosting offerings on the current web site hosting marketplace are supplied by a very unsubstantial marketing segment (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) known as reseller hosting. Reseller webspace hosting is a sort of a small-scale business niche, which supplies a great amount of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing precisely the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offers on the entire web site hosting marketplace furnish the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel website hosting prices are identical. Very much alike. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other web site hosting platform/web page hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is merely one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
200k "website hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named
The web space hosting "diversity" and the site hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us boil down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web page hosting trademarked names. Assume you are only an ordinary chap who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web page development procedures and the site hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domains and online portals . Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any web site hosting variant you can decide upon? Of course there is, today there are more than two hundred thousand web space 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 page hosting brand names worldwide will offer you the same cPanel site hosting Control Panel and platform, branded in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the diversity on today's web page hosting market is... Full stop.
The webspace hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic reveals that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a great stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel web space hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and probably covered most web space hosting business prerequisites. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weakness No.1: A laughable domain folder setup
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be very attentive not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to delete on the hosting server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, 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 try not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Determine for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain name folder setup 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 name)
Are you becoming bewildered? We doubtlessly are!
Disadvantage Number 2: The very same electronic mail folder setup
The email folder configuration on the web hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin chaps strongly increase their faith in God when dealing with the e-mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to fuck things up too severely.
Negative Aspect No.3: An absolute shortage of domain name administration interfaces
Do we need to bring up the utter shortage of a contemporary domain administration platform - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, edit domains' Whois information, secure the Whois details, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" interface at all. That's an enormous problem. An unpardonable one, we would like to add...
Disadvantage Number 4: Multiple user login places (minimum two, maximum three)
What about the demand for another login to use the billing, domain name and technical support management platform? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel hosting firm. Occasionally, on the basis of the billing platform (especially meant for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting provider is availing of, the eager customers can end up with 2 extra logins (1: the billing/domain name management software solution; 2: the trouble ticket support menu), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login places (counting cPanel).
Negative Side Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel areas to pick up... briskly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the hosting Control Panel. It's a fantastic idea to learn each of them. And you'd better memorize them quickly... That's excessively insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel webspace hosting firms:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...