How does cpanel-based web site hosting operate?
For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel-based web hosting offerings on the present webspace hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite unsubstantial business niche (as far as annual money flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web space hosting is a sort of a small-sized marketing niche, which supplies a huge amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering precisely the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web page hosting offerings on the entire site hosting market furnish one and the very same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based web space hosting prices are identical. Quite identical. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other web space hosting platform/CP choice. Thus, there is just one fact: out of more than 200k website hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, mark that one...
200,000 "web site hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly labeled
The web space hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google shows to us come down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different hosting brand names. Suppose you are merely an ordinary fellow who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the site making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domains and web portals . Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any hosting option you can pick? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than 200,000 web site hosting suppliers in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand unique web hosting brand names all over the world will give you literally the same cPanel web space hosting CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the assortment on the present web page hosting market is... Full stop.
The web hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple math reveals that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a gigantic stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel-based website hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and perhaps satisfied most hosting market preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Predicament Number 1: A laughable domain name folder arrangement
If you have two or more domain names, though, be extra watchful not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to remove on the web hosting server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Discover for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain name folder system 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 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)
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 getting confused? We doubtlessly are!
Downside Number 2: The same e-mail folder setup
The email folder structure on the hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The sysadmin chaps firmly reinforce their belief in God when dealing with the e-mail folders on the mail server, praying not to botch things up too harshly.
Disadvantage No.3: A complete deficiency of domain manipulation tools
Do we need to refer to the complete shortage of a contemporary domain administration user interface - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, edit domain names' Whois info, protect the Whois details, change/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not provide such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a great downside. An unpardonable one, we would like to point out...
Drawback No.4: Numerous login locations (min 2, max 3)
How about the necessity for an extra login to make use of the invoicing transaction, domain and technical support administration interface? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based web page hosting provider. Now and then, on the basis of the billing transaction tool (principally built for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting vendor is utilizing, the keen users can end up with 2 extra login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain management software solution; 2: the trouble ticket support platform), ending up with an aggregate of three login places (counting cPanel).
Negative Side Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty web site hosting Control Panel sections to get familiar with... promptly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 departments inside the webspace hosting Control Panel. It's a great idea to pick up each of them. And you'd better get familiar with them rapidly... That's very impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web space hosting corporations:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...