How does cpanel-based web hosting function?
For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel webspace hosting offerings on the present-day hosting market are provided by a very inconsiderable marketing niche (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) known as hosting reseller. Reseller web space hosting is a sort of a small-sized marketing segment, which generates a big quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing exactly the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offerings on the whole website hosting market offer precisely the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based web site hosting price tags are identical. Quite similar. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/web site hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200,000 web site hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, note that one...
200k "website hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed
The web space hosting "variety" and the web space hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us come down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are merely an ordinary fellow who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the web page development processes and the hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domains and web pages . Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web hosting variant you can decide upon? Sure there is, right now there are more than 200k web site hosting service providers in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ unique web hosting brand names worldwide will offer you absolutely the same cPanel webspace hosting Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the variety on the current webspace hosting marketplace is... Period.
The web page hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple math demonstrates that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a great strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that an event like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel web site hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and presumably answered all website hosting business prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Point Number One: A dumb domain name folder system
If you have two or more domain names, though, be extra watchful 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). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to remove on the server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated 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. Examine for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain 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 name)
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 growing puzzled? We doubtlessly are!
Negative Point No.2: The very same electronic mail folder system
The email folder configuration on the web server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin guys firmly reinforce their belief in God when tackling the email folders on the email server, hoping not to bungle things up too harshly.
Weakness Number Three: A total shortage of domain manipulation menus
Do we have to point out the complete shortage of a contemporary domain name administration menu - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domain names' Whois details, secure the Whois details, change/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not provide such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's an enormous shortcoming. An unforgettable one, we wish to point out...
Disadvantage Number Four: Many user login locations (minimum two, max three)
What about the demand for an extra login to utilize the invoicing, domain and technical support management tool? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel web site hosting corporation. At times, on the basis of the billing system (especially devised for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting provider is making use of, the keen users can end up with 2 additional login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain administration tool; 2: the trouble ticket support menu), ending up with a total of three login locations (counting cPanel).
Weakness Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty web page hosting Control Panel sections to get to know... promptly
cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the web space hosting CP. It's a superb idea to pick up each one of them. And you'd better pick them up fast... That's very insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel webspace hosting suppliers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...