How does cpanel-based web site hosting operate?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel site hosting offerings on the present-day webspace hosting market are furnished by a very inconsiderable business segment (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller web page hosting is a sort of a small-sized marketing niche, which furnishes a big amount of different web hosting brands, yet providing absolutely the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the site hosting offerings on the entire hosting marketplace furnish strictly the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based site hosting prices are alike. Very much alike. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other webspace hosting platform/website hosting CP option. Thus, there is simply a single fact: out of more than 200k webspace hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
200k "web site hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named
The web site hosting "diversity" and the webspace hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us come down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Suppose you are simply an ordinary guy who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the web site creation procedures and the hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domain names and web sites . Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any site hosting variant you can settle on? Of course there is, at present there are more than two hundred thousand site hosting vendors in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different hosting brands all over the world will give you absolutely the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the assortment on the contemporary web hosting market is... Period.
The web space hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics reveals that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a gigantic 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 pros and cons of the cPanel-based web space hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and presumably answered most hosting industry requirements. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weak Side No.1: A dumb domain name folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extra cautious not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to remove on the server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain folder structure 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)
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 getting nonplussed? We positively are!
Downside No.2: The very same electronic mail folder system
The email folder arrangement on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Making the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin chaps firmly strengthen their belief in God when coping with the electronic mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to botch things up too badly.
Inconvenience Number Three: An entire absence of domain name management menus
Do we have to cite the sheer shortage of a contemporary domain manipulation user interface - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domains, alter domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois information, change/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not have such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a colossal problem. An inexcusable one, we wish to add...
Inconvenience Number Four: Multiple login locations (min 2, maximum three)
How about the demand for another login to utilize the billing transaction, domain and tech support management GUI? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based web site hosting distributor. Occasionally, depending on the billing tool (especially devised for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting firm is availing of, the devoted customers can wind up with 2 additional login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain administration system; 2: the trouble ticket support software solution), ending up with a total of three login places (counting cPanel).
Predicament Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel areas to get familiar with... swiftly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the web site hosting Control Panel. It's a fantastic idea to get to know each and every one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them swiftly... That's extremely impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based webspace hosting corporations:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...