How does cpanel-based website hosting operate?
For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel web space hosting offers on the present-day web hosting market are furnished by a very insubstantial business niche (when it comes to annual capital flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small-scale business segment, which furnishes an enormous amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing the very same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the webspace hosting offers on the whole web space hosting marketplace provide one and the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel web site hosting prices are identical. Quite similar. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is merely a single fact: out of more than 200,000 hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "web hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely named
The hosting "diversity" and the webspace hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us come down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web space hosting brand names. Assume you are just an average guy who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the web site development procedures and the web page hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domains and websites . Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any web hosting option you can settle on? Of course there is, at the moment there are more than 200,000 site hosting companies in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ unique web space hosting brands around the world will give you precisely the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, named in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the assortment on the present web site hosting market is... Period.
The hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic shows that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is an enormous stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel-based hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly covered all website hosting business requirements. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Aspect Number One: A laughable domain name folder setup
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extra attentive not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to remove on the server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Check for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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 name)
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)
Are you growing perplexed? We positively are!
Drawback Number 2: The very same electronic mail folder arrangement
The electronic mail folder structure on the hosting server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin chums strongly increase their belief in God when tackling the e-mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to botch things up too seriously.
Inconvenience Number Three: A thorough deficiency of domain name management menus
Do we need to point out the absolute deficiency of a modern domain name management platform - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, edit domains' Whois details, protect the Whois information, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not provide such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a considerable drawback. An unforgettable one, we would like to point out...
Weak Point Number Four: Many user login places (minimum 2, maximum three)
How about the demand for another login to access the billing transaction, domain name and technical support management GUI? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based site hosting company. Sometimes, based on the invoicing platform (particularly designed for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting firm is using, the ardent customers can end up with 2 additional login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain management GUI; 2: the ticket support interface), ending up with a total of 3 user login locations (including cPanel).
Weak Side Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty web page hosting CP departments to memorize... quickly
cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the web site hosting CP. It's a wonderful idea to grasp each of them. And you'd better get familiar with them briskly... That's very insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting distributors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...