How does cpanel-based site hosting function?
For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel site hosting offers on the current webspace hosting marketplace are furnished by a very insignificant marketing niche (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) called reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a sort of a small-size business niche, which generates a great quantity of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing absolutely the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the webspace hosting offers on the whole website hosting market offer the very same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based web site hosting prices are similar. Very much alike. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is only one fact: out of more than 200,000 site hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "site hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet diversely branded
The web space hosting "variety" and the site hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us boil down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Imagine you are merely a regular guy who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the web site development processes and the web space hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domain names and websites . Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any web hosting alternative you can pick? Of course there is, today there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting vendors out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ different web space hosting brand names all over the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel site hosting CP and platform, branded in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the diversity on today's web space hosting market is... Period.
The web page hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic reveals that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is an enormous stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel web space hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly fulfilled most site hosting business prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Side Number 1: An imbecilic domain folder structure
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be ultra cautious not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to remove on the web server, since they all are situated 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 placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Determine for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain name folder configuration 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 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)
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 getting confused? We unquestionably are!
Negative Aspect No.2: The very same email folder arrangement
The e-mail folder structure on the server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin chaps firmly increase their faith in God when managing the electronic mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too harshly.
Weakness No.3: A thorough lack of domain administration interfaces
Do we have to cite the sheer shortage of a contemporary domain manipulation tool - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domains, edit domains' Whois details, protect the Whois info, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" section at all. That's a mammoth inconvenience. An unforgivable one, we want to point out...
Weak Side Number 4: Multiple login locations (minimum two, maximum 3)
What about the demand for an extra login to avail of the invoicing, domain and tech support management software platform? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel website hosting firm. Sometimes, based on the billing tool (principally devised for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting vendor is utilizing, the zealous customers can wind up with 2 additional login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain management software; 2: the ticket support software), winding up with an aggregate of three user login places (including cPanel).
Weak Side No.5: More than 120 hosting CP sections to get familiar with... promptly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the web page hosting Control Panel. It's a fine idea to pick up each one of them. And you'd better memorize them rapidly... That's quite arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web site hosting firms:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...