How does cpanel-based web site hosting operate?
For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel-based web hosting offers on the present hosting marketplace are furnished by a very inconsiderable marketing niche (when it comes to yearly cash flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller webspace hosting is a type of a small-size marketing segment, which provides a big amount of different web hosting brands, yet offering literally the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the site hosting offerings on the whole webspace hosting market offer strictly the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based webspace hosting price tags are identical. Quite identical. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service practically no other web site hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is only one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, note that one...
200,000 "web site hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed
The site hosting "variety" and the web site hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us come down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Imagine you are just an ordinary chap who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the site creation processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the various domain names and web portals . Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any website hosting variant you can opt for? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than 200,000 web space hosting providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different site hosting brands around the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel Control Panel and platform, named differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how large the variety on the contemporary web space hosting marketplace is... Period.
The site hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic shows that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a mammoth stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel-based web site hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably met all webspace hosting industry preconditions. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Downside Number One: A dumb domain name folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extremely cautious not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next 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, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous 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 delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Decide for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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 name)
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 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 becoming bewildered? We doubtlessly are!
Weak Side Number Two: The very same e-mail folder system
The electronic mail folder configuration on the server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin blokes firmly increase their belief in God when coping with the mail folders on the email server, hoping not to mess things up too gravely.
Shortcoming Number 3: An absolute absence of domain name administration sections
Do we have to point out the absolute lack of a contemporary domain name administration menu - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domains, edit domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois details, change/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not furnish such a "modern" section at all. That's a huge disadvantage. An unjustifiable one, we want to point out...
Negative Aspect Number Four: Numerous login locations (minimum two, max 3)
How about the necessity for an extra login to use the billing, domain name and technical support management GUI? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel web space hosting vendor. Sometimes, on the basis of the invoicing tool (particularly designed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting service provider is making use of, the keen customers can wind up with two additional logins (1: the billing/domain name administration software; 2: the trouble ticket support user interface), winding up with an aggregate of three login places (including cPanel).
Inconvenience Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty Control Panel menus to memorize... promptly
cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 sections inside the webspace hosting CP. It's a fine idea to grasp each one of them. And you'd better learn them swiftly... That's very arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web page hosting firms:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...