How does cpanel-based site hosting operate?
For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based site hosting offerings on the contemporary web site hosting marketplace are furnished by a very inconsiderable marketing niche (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) known as hosting reseller. Reseller web page hosting is a sort of a small-scale marketing segment, which supplies a huge quantity of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing absolutely the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the web site hosting offers on the entire web hosting marketplace supply absolutely the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based hosting price tags are alike. Very identical. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other webspace hosting platform/web hosting CP choice. So, there is merely one fact: out of more than 200,000 web site hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, note that one...
200k "webspace hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed
The web hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us come down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different site hosting brand names. Imagine you are just a normal chap who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the website making procedures and the site hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domain names and web sites . Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any site hosting variant you can settle on? Sure there is, at the moment there are more than 200,000 website hosting companies out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ unique web page hosting brand names across the world will give you the very same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the variety on the contemporary web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The web hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math reveals that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a mammoth stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably satisfied all web page hosting market preconditions. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Disadvantage Number 1: A stupid domain folder setup
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be ultra cautious not to remove fully 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 simple to erase on the web hosting server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Determine for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain 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)
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)
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 confused? We clearly are!
Inconvenience Number Two: The very same email folder setup
The mail folder arrangement on the server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin blokes firmly enhance their faith in God when tackling the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to screw things up too gravely.
Negative Aspect Number 3: An entire absence of domain management GUIs
Do we need to point out the total deficiency of a modern domain name administration menu - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, modify domains' Whois information, protect the Whois information, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" menu at all. That's a great problem. An unpardonable one, we want to add...
Shortcoming No.4: Many login locations (min two, max three)
What about the demand for an extra login to make use of the invoice transaction, domain and technical support management menu? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel webspace hosting service provider. Sometimes, based on the billing platform (particularly invented for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting provider is using, the eager users can wind up with two extra login places (1: the billing/domain administration GUI; 2: the ticket support system), winding up with an aggregate of three user login places (including cPanel).
Negative Side No.5: More than a hundred and twenty web site hosting CP areas to become acquainted with... swiftly
cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the web site hosting Control Panel. It's a fantastic idea to get familiar with each of them. And you'd better grasp them promptly... That's excessively insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based site hosting distributors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...