How does cpanel-based web hosting work?
For your info, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel web site hosting offerings on the contemporary web hosting market are furnished by a quite unsubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to annual money flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller web space hosting is a kind of a small-scale marketing niche, which supplies a great amount of different web hosting brand names, yet providing strictly the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the webspace hosting offerings on the entire webspace hosting market provide one and the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based web site hosting price tags are similar. Quite similar. Giving those who need a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/site hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is just one single fact: out of more than 200k website hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, mark that one...
200k "webspace hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet diversely dubbed
The web page hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us boil down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different site hosting brand names. Assume you are only a normal person who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the website creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domains and web portals . Are you prepared to make your hosting choice? Is there any web page hosting option you can select? Sure there is, at the moment there are more than two hundred thousand web page hosting vendors out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ unique website hosting brands worldwide will give you exactly the same cPanel web space hosting CP and platform, named in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the assortment on the current web page hosting marketplace is... Period.
The website hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple math demonstrates that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a huge stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that something like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel-based web hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and presumably covered most hosting market prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Predicament Number 1: An imbecilic domain name folder configuration
If you have two or more domain names, though, be extra attentive not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to erase on the server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. See for yourself how amazing 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)
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)
Are you becoming puzzled? We surely are!
Negative Sign Number 2: The same e-mail folder configuration
The mail folder configuration on the web hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin chums strongly strengthen their belief in God when coping with the mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to fuck things up too severely.
Predicament Number 3: An absolute shortage of domain manipulation interfaces
Do we need to bring up the thorough deficiency of a modern domain management menu - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domains, edit domain names' Whois details, protect the Whois info, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a major shortcoming. An unjustifiable one, we would like to add...
Predicament No.4: Many user login locations (min two, max three)
How about the necessity for an additional login to avail of the invoice transaction, domain name and tech support management user interface? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based web hosting provider. Occasionally, based on the billing system (principally intended for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting distributor is utilizing, the keen customers can wind up with 2 additional logins (1: the invoicing/domain name administration menu; 2: the ticket support interface), ending up with a total of three user login locations (including cPanel).
Predicament Number Five: 120+ web space hosting Control Panel menus to become familiar with... swiftly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than 120 areas inside the web site hosting CP. It's a fantastic idea to memorize each of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them briskly... That's way too impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web page hosting firms:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...