How does cpanel-based web hosting operate?
For your info, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel web page hosting offers on the contemporary hosting market are furnished by a very insubstantial business segment (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) called reseller hosting. Reseller web page hosting is a sort of a small-sized marketing niche, which generates an immense amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying one and the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offerings on the entire webspace hosting marketplace supply literally the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel site hosting price tags are identical. Very similar. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other web space hosting platform/hosting CP alternative. So, there is merely one fact: out of more than 200k site hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, note that one...
200k "hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet differently named
The web space hosting "diversity" and the webspace hosting "offers" Google reveals to us boil down to just one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are simply a normal fellow who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the site making procedures and the web page hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domain names and web pages . Are you prepared to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web site hosting alternative you can select? Sure there is, as of now there are more than 200,000 site hosting corporations out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different hosting brands in the world will offer you the very same cPanel site hosting CP and platform, labeled in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the variety on the contemporary web space hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The web space hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple math shows that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a huge stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that something like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The pros and cons of the cPanel site hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps answered all web site hosting business preconditions. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Predicament No.1: A moronic domain folder setup
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extra cautious not to erase 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 name). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to delete on the web hosting server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very well known 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 try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Discover for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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 name)
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 confused? We positively are!
Predicament No.2: The very same email folder system
The electronic mail folder structure on the web server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin blokes firmly increase their belief in God when coping with the electronic mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to mess things up too severely.
Negative Side No.3: An absolute lack of domain administration menus
Do we have to refer to the complete lack of a contemporary domain name manipulation menu - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, edit domain names' Whois details, protect the Whois details, modify/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a major shortcoming. An unforgivable one, we wish to add...
Negative Point Number 4: Multiple user login places (minimum two, max 3)
What about the demand for another login to use the invoicing transaction, domain name and technical support management system? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel web hosting firm. Occasionally, depending on the billing tool (principally conceived for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting firm is making use of, the keen customers can wind up with two additional logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain name management user interface; 2: the ticket support section), ending up with a total of 3 user login locations (including cPanel).
Shortcoming No.5: More than a hundred and twenty web site hosting CP areas to memorize... promptly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the web site hosting CP. It's a fabulous idea to memorize each and every one of them. And you'd better grasp them briskly... That's extremely arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web site hosting corporations:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...