How does cpanel-based hosting operate?
For your info, it's good to know that most of the cPanel hosting offerings on the present-day web page hosting market are provided by a quite unsubstantial marketing niche (as far as annual money flow is concerned) known as reseller hosting. Reseller site hosting is a sort of a small business niche, which generates an immense quantity of different web hosting brands, yet offering absolutely the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the hosting offerings on the entire webspace hosting market provide literally the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based site hosting price tags are similar. Quite similar. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/site hosting CP alternative. So, there is merely a single fact: out of more than 200,000 webspace hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
200k "website hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely labeled
The site hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us come down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Assume you are only a regular fellow who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web page creation procedures and the web site hosting platforms, which actually power the various domain names and web pages . Are you prepared to make your web hosting selection? Is there any web space hosting option you can decide upon? Sure there is, right now there are more than 200,000 web site hosting companies out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ unique website hosting brands all over the world will give you precisely the same cPanel web page hosting CP and platform, branded differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the assortment on the contemporary web site hosting market is... Full stop.
The web site hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math reveals that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting company is an immense strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel website hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and presumably met all web hosting industry requirements. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weak Point No.1: An imbecilic domain folder setup
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be ultra careful not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to delete on the server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Discover for yourself how fantastic 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 name)
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 becoming baffled? We absolutely are!
Negative Side No.2: The same e-mail folder system
The electronic mail folder structure on the server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The admin guys firmly strengthen their faith in God when handling the e-mail folders on the mail server, praying not to fuck things up too gravely.
Inconvenience No.3: A sheer lack of domain administration interfaces
Do we have to refer to the total absence of a modern domain management menu - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domains' Whois details, shield the Whois info, change/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not involve such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a vast inconvenience. An unforgettable one, we want to point out...
Problem Number 4: Multiple user login places (minimum 2, maximum 3)
How about the need for another login to make use of the billing, domain and technical support management user interface? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel webspace hosting corporation. At times, on the basis of the billing tool (especially tailored for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting company is making use of, the zealous customers can end up with two extra login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain management platform; 2: the ticket support software), ending up with a total of 3 login places (including cPanel).
Weak Side Number Five: 120+ web page hosting Control Panel areas to grasp... fast
cPanel presents for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the CP. It's a superb idea to become familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them quickly... That's very arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based site hosting service providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...