How does cpanel-based website hosting work?
For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based webspace hosting offers on the present-day webspace hosting marketplace are generated by a very unsubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to annual money flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-size marketing niche, which generates a vast number of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing literally the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the hosting offers on the whole web site hosting marketplace offer the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel web site hosting price tags are similar. Very much alike. Giving those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other hosting platform/website hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is only a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web page hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "site hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely branded
The web space hosting "diversity" and the site hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us boil down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web space hosting brand names. Imagine you are merely an average person who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the site development processes and the site hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domains and sites . Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web hosting option you can pick? Sure there is, as of now there are more than 200k web hosting service providers in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique web hosting brand names worldwide will give you strictly the same cPanel web space hosting CP and platform, labeled differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the assortment on the contemporary web page hosting market is... Full stop.
The web hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple math demonstrates that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a mammoth stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel web space hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly answered most web site hosting business requirements. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Problem No.1: A stupid domain name folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be very cautious not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to erase on the web server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous 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 domain names, please. Examine for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain folder structure 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 name)
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 name)
Are you getting disorientated? We positively are!
Inconvenience Number 2: The very same e-mail folder arrangement
The e-mail folder configuration on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin boys firmly strengthen their belief in God when coping with the electronic mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too gravely.
Negative Sign Number 3: A thorough deficiency of domain name management interfaces
Do we have to bring up the complete deficiency of a contemporary domain administration platform - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domains, edit domains' Whois details, protect the Whois information, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not provide such a "modern" GUI at all. That's a major predicament. An unforgivable one, we wish to add...
Drawback Number 4: Multiple login places (min 2, max three)
What about the demand for another login to use the billing transaction, domain and tech support administration user interface? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel web site hosting vendor. At times, depending on the billing platform (particularly created for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting distributor is making use of, the ardent clients can wind up with two additional login locations (1: the billing/domain name management software solution; 2: the trouble ticket support section), ending up with a total of 3 login places (including cPanel).
Predicament Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting CP departments to pick up... swiftly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the webspace hosting CP. It's a glorious idea to grasp each one of them. And you'd better memorize them quickly... That's extremely impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web page hosting companies:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...