How does cpanel-based site hosting operate?
For your info, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel-based web page hosting offerings on the present-day webspace hosting market are furnished by a very insubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to annual cash flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web site hosting is a sort of a small-sized marketing niche, which provides a vast quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing one and the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offerings on the whole site hosting market offer the very same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel site hosting prices are alike. Very identical. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other web page hosting platform/web space hosting CP option. Thus, there is only one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
200k "webspace hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet diversely branded
The web space hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us come down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are simply an ordinary person who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the site making procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domain names and websites . Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web page hosting option you can opt for? Sure there is, now there are more than 200,000 web space hosting companies in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand different web site hosting brand names around the world will offer you exactly the same cPanel web site hosting CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how large the variety on the present web page hosting market is... Full stop.
The hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic reveals that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a colossal strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The pros and cons of the cPanel-based web site hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably answered most hosting business requirements. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Drawback No.1: A dumb domain name folder structure
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extra attentive not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to delete on the web server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide for yourself how good 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)
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)
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 becoming nonplussed? We absolutely are!
Downside Number 2: The same email folder setup
The electronic mail folder structure on the hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin boys strongly increase their belief in God when managing the email folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to fuck things up too badly.
Disadvantage Number Three: An entire absence of domain name manipulation menus
Do we have to refer to the entire absence of a modern domain name management menu - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domains' Whois info, secure the Whois details, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not offer such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a great problem. An unpardonable one, we wish to add...
Negative Aspect No.4: Numerous login locations (minimum two, max 3)
How about the necessity for an extra login to make use of the invoicing transaction, domain and technical support management menu? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel web page hosting firm. Sometimes, on the basis of the invoicing tool (particularly invented for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting firm is making use of, the devoted users can wind up with two additional logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain name administration software solution; 2: the ticket support software solution), ending up with an aggregate of three login places (counting cPanel).
Drawback Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty CP departments to memorize... swiftly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than 120 departments inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a fantastic idea to grasp each and every one of them. And you'd better pick them up rapidly... That's extremely impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web site hosting vendors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...