How does cpanel-based hosting operate?
For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel site hosting offerings on today's webspace hosting market are generated by a very insubstantial business segment (when it comes to yearly cash flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small marketing niche, which supplies an enormous quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing absolutely the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the site hosting offerings on the whole web site hosting marketplace offer the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based web page hosting prices are identical. Quite identical. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service almost no other web page hosting platform/web space hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is merely one single fact: out of more than 200,000 web space hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
200k "webspace hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently labeled
The website hosting "variety" and the web site hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us come down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Assume you are just an ordinary person who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the website creation procedures and the hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domains and web portals . Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any site hosting variant you can decide upon? Sure there is, as of now there are more than 200,000 hosting distributors in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand different web site hosting brands in the world will offer you the very same cPanel site hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the assortment on the contemporary site hosting market is... Full stop.
The website hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a huge stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel-based web hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and presumably answered all site hosting industry demands. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Inconvenience No.1: An idiotic domain folder setup
If you have two or more domain names, though, be extra careful not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to delete on the hosting server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Discover for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain folder configuration is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is situated)
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 name)
Are you becoming baffled? We absolutely are!
Problem Number 2: The same e-mail folder configuration
The email folder arrangement on the hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin boys firmly strengthen their belief in God when coping with the email folders on the e-mail server, praying not to mess things up too gravely.
Negative Side No.3: A thorough lack of domain manipulation sections
Do we need to cite the utter absence of a contemporary domain manipulation interface - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domains, edit domains' Whois info, protect the Whois info, edit/create name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not contain such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a huge disadvantage. An unpardonable one, we want to add...
Negative Point No.4: Numerous user login places (min 2, max three)
How about the demand for another login to utilize the invoice transaction, domain and tech support administration menu? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel web hosting corporation. At times, on the basis of the invoice transaction tool (particularly conceived for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting provider is utilizing, the enthusiastic clients can wind up with two extra logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain name management platform; 2: the trouble ticket support tool), ending up with an aggregate of 3 user login locations (including cPanel).
Predicament Number Five: 120+ web page hosting Control Panel departments to get familiar with... promptly
cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's an excellent idea to memorize each and every one of them. And you'd better grasp them briskly... That's extremely impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web page hosting service providers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...