How does cpanel-based hosting operate?
For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel-based webspace hosting offerings on the present web hosting market are furnished by a very inconsiderable marketing segment (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small marketing niche, which provides an immense number of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing strictly the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the webspace hosting offers on the entire web site hosting marketplace supply one and the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting price tags are alike. Very identical. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other site hosting platform/website hosting CP option. So, there is merely a single fact: out of more than 200k webspace hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, note that one...
200,000 "web page hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely branded
The web hosting "variety" and the web page hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us boil down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web site hosting trademarked names. Assume you are simply an average guy who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the web site making processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the different domains and sites . Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any website hosting alternative you can opt for? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than 200k webspace hosting service providers out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand different site hosting brand names in the world will give you precisely the same cPanel webspace hosting CP and platform, named differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the diversity on the present site hosting market is... Full stop.
The webspace hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple math demonstrates that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a gigantic strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel site hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps covered most hosting business prerequisites. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Shortcoming Number 1: A foolish domain folder arrangement
If you have two or more domains, though, be very careful not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new 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 web hosting server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular 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 try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Examine for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain name folder system is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is located)
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)
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)
Are you growing nonplussed? We unquestionably are!
Problem No.2: The very same email folder setup
The mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is literally the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin chaps firmly enhance their belief in God when handling the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to muck things up too severely.
Drawback Number Three: An entire deficiency of domain name manipulation user interfaces
Do we have to refer to the sheer lack of a contemporary domain management platform - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domains, alter domain names' Whois info, shield the Whois info, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a mammoth predicament. An unjustifiable one, we would like to add...
Drawback Number Four: Numerous user login places (minimum 2, max three)
How about the demand for an additional login to access the invoicing transaction, domain name and technical support management GUI? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel website hosting vendor. Occasionally, on the basis of the invoicing tool (principally intended for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting vendor is using, the keen customers can wind up with two additional login places (1: the billing/domain management menu; 2: the trouble ticket support section), ending up with an aggregate of three user login places (counting cPanel).
Inconvenience No.5: More than a hundred and twenty web space hosting CP sections to become acquainted with... quickly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 sections inside the web hosting CP. It's a terrific idea to get familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them swiftly... That's extremely impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web site hosting service providers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...