How does cpanel-based website hosting function?
For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel web space hosting offerings on the present-day web page hosting market are furnished by a very insubstantial business niche (when it comes to annual cash flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-size marketing segment, which supplies a great number of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying one and the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the web page hosting offerings on the entire webspace hosting market supply literally the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based hosting price tags are similar. Very much alike. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other site hosting platform/hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is just one fact: out of more than 200k web page hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, remark that one...
200k "web space hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet diversely named
The web page hosting "diversity" and the web page hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us come down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Suppose you are just a regular person who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the site making processes and the site hosting platforms, which actually power the different domain names and sites . Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any website hosting option you can settle on? Sure there is, today there are more than two hundred thousand web space hosting distributors in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ different web hosting brand names around the world will give you the same cPanel web site hosting CP and platform, branded in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the assortment on today's web hosting marketplace is... Period.
The web site hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic reveals that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a great stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel web hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and probably met most web hosting business requirements. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Inconvenience Number One: An idiotic domain name folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be ultra watchful not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to delete on the hosting server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very 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. Discover for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain folder setup 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 name)
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)
Are you becoming confused? We undeniably are!
Negative Point Number Two: The same electronic mail folder structure
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Making the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin boys strongly enhance their belief in God when coping with the mail folders on the email server, praying not to botch things up too seriously.
Predicament Number Three: An absolute absence of domain manipulation options
Do we have to bring up the complete deficiency of a modern domain manipulation GUI - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domains, change domains' Whois information, secure the Whois info, change/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" tool at all. That's a colossal problem. An unjustifiable one, we wish to point out...
Negative Side Number 4: Many login places (min two, maximum 3)
How about the need for another login to access the invoicing transaction, domain name and tech support administration tool? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based website hosting service provider. Occasionally, based on the invoice transaction tool (principally designed for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting company is using, the devoted users can end up with two extra login places (1: the billing transaction/domain administration section; 2: the trouble ticket support user interface), ending up with a total of three login places (including cPanel).
Inconvenience No.5: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting CP areas to become acquainted with... briskly
cPanel offers to your attention more than 120 sections inside the web site hosting Control Panel. It's a superb idea to memorize each one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them promptly... That's quite impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web site hosting companies:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...