How does cpanel-based web hosting work?
For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel web page hosting offers on the current web page hosting marketplace are provided by a very inconsiderable business niche (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-sized marketing niche, which supplies a big number of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing one and the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offerings on the entire web page hosting market supply literally the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting price tags are similar. Quite identical. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other webspace hosting platform/webspace hosting CP alternative. So, there is only a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet differently labeled
The web site hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offers" Google reveals to us boil down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web page hosting brand names. Suppose you are merely an average chap who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the website making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domain names and web portals . Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web site hosting variant you can decide upon? Sure there is, these days there are more than 200k hosting vendors out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand different hosting brand names across the world will give you strictly the same cPanel web page hosting CP and platform, named in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the assortment on the current web site hosting marketplace is... Period.
The web page hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics reveals that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a colossal strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The pros and cons of the cPanel-based webspace hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and presumably answered all webspace hosting industry preconditions. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Shortcoming No.1: A moronic domain folder setup
If you have two or more domain names, though, be ultra attentive not to remove completely 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 simple to remove on the server, since they all are created 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. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Decide for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain name folder system 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 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 name)
Are you growing confused? We categorically are!
Negative Aspect Number 2: The same email folder setup
The electronic mail folder configuration on the hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin guys firmly strengthen their belief in God when handling the mail folders on the email server, hoping not to fuck things up too gravely.
Negative Aspect Number Three: A thorough shortage of domain administration tools
Do we have to mention the thorough shortage of a contemporary domain management user interface - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domains, modify domain names' Whois information, secure the Whois info, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not supply such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a great drawback. An unjustifiable one, we want to point out...
Predicament No.4: Multiple user login places (minimum two, maximum three)
What about the demand for an extra login to make use of the billing, domain and tech support administration user interface? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based site hosting supplier. Now and then, on the basis of the invoicing transaction platform (principally conceived for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting firm is using, the earnest users can wind up with two extra login places (1: the billing/domain management interface; 2: the ticket support interface), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login places (including cPanel).
Shortcoming Number Five: More than 120 web site hosting Control Panel menus to get familiar with... briskly
cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the web site hosting CP. It's a fabulous idea to memorize each and every one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them briskly... That's extremely insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based site hosting vendors:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...