How does cpanel-based web hosting work?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based website hosting offerings on the present site hosting marketplace are generated by a very insubstantial business niche (when it comes to annual money flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller site hosting is a kind of a small business segment, which furnishes a huge quantity of different web hosting brands, yet offering the very same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offerings on the entire web site hosting marketplace offer one and the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel webspace hosting prices are identical. Quite similar. Giving those who need a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/CP choice. So, there is just one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand webspace hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, remark that one...
200,000 "webspace hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed
The site hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offerings" Google shows to us come down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web page hosting brand names. Assume you are simply an ordinary guy who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the site creation procedures and the site hosting platforms, which actually power the various domains and web pages . Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any webspace hosting option you can opt for? Sure there is, as of now there are more than 200k web hosting distributors out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ different web hosting brands all over the world will give you the very same cPanel web site hosting CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the diversity on the contemporary web page hosting market is... Full stop.
The webspace hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics reveals that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting company is an immense stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel-based site hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps covered most web page hosting industry requirements. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Side Number One: An imbecilic domain name folder structure
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be ultra attentive not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to remove on the hosting server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Check for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain folder structure 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)
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 getting nonplussed? We doubtlessly are!
Predicament Number 2: The same electronic mail folder structure
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is literally the same as that of the domains... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin boys strongly fortify their belief in God when dealing with the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to botch things up too harshly.
Negative Aspect No.3: An utter lack of domain name management GUIs
Do we need to bring up the total deficiency of a contemporary domain manipulation tool - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, edit domain names' Whois details, shield the Whois info, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "modern" tool at all. That's an immense shortcoming. An inexcusable one, we wish to add...
Weak Point Number 4: Numerous user login locations (min 2, max three)
How about the necessity for an additional login to use the billing, domain name and tech support management menu? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel webspace hosting firm. Sometimes, on the basis of the billing transaction platform (especially intended for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting service provider is utilizing, the enthusiastic clients can wind up with two extra login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain administration GUI; 2: the ticket support interface), winding up with an aggregate of three login places (including cPanel).
Problem No.5: More than one hundred and twenty webspace hosting CP menus to learn... swiftly
cPanel presents for your consideration 120+ sections inside the hosting CP. It's a wonderful idea to get to know each of them. And you'd better become familiar with them promptly... That's way too impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel website hosting companies:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...