How does cpanel site hosting operate?
For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based web space hosting offers on the present web site hosting marketplace are supplied by a very insignificant marketing segment (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) named hosting reseller. Reseller site hosting is a sort of a small marketing niche, which generates a huge quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying strictly the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the hosting offerings on the whole site hosting market provide the very same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based web page hosting prices are similar. Very much alike. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is just one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
200k "webspace hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed
The web hosting "diversity" and the web page hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us come down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web site hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are simply a regular fellow who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web page making procedures and the webspace hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domains and sites . Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any web hosting alternative you can settle on? Of course there is, right now there are more than 200,000 web site hosting distributors out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ unique webspace hosting brand names across the world will give you the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, branded in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the assortment on the current site hosting market is... Full stop.
The web page hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple math shows that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a colossal stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel-based web site hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly answered all web hosting business prerequisites. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Aspect Number One: A moronic domain folder configuration
If you have two or more domains, however, be ultra watchful not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to remove on the hosting server, because 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 name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Determine for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain name folder configuration 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)
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 getting disorientated? We definitely are!
Inconvenience Number 2: The same email folder structure
The mail folder configuration on the server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin guys strongly enhance their belief in God when managing the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to muck things up too fatally.
Predicament Number Three: A sheer deficiency of domain management tools
Do we have to refer to the absolute shortage of a modern domain administration interface - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, modify domains' Whois information, shield the Whois information, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a considerable inconvenience. An unforgettable one, we would like to point out...
Shortcoming Number Four: Many login locations (min two, max three)
What about the need for another login to utilize the invoicing transaction, domain and tech support administration interface? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel webspace hosting vendor. Occasionally, on the basis of the invoicing tool (especially intended for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting company is utilizing, the earnest clients can end up with 2 additional logins (1: the invoicing/domain management interface; 2: the ticket support software solution), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login places (including cPanel).
Disadvantage Number Five: More than 120 site hosting CP menus to get familiar with... quickly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the hosting Control Panel. It's a glorious idea to become familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better get to know them quickly... That's very arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel site hosting providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...