How does cpanel-based web site hosting operate?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel website hosting offers on the contemporary web page hosting marketplace are generated by a quite inconsiderable marketing segment (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small business segment, which supplies a big quantity of different web hosting brands, yet supplying absolutely the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the web page hosting offers on the entire site hosting market furnish literally the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based web site hosting price tags are identical. Quite similar. Giving those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other web site hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is just one single fact: out of more than 200k webspace hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "webspace hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet differently labeled
The web space hosting "variety" and the web site hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us boil down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Assume you are merely a regular person who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the website making processes and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domain names and web portals . Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any website hosting option you can pick? Of course there is, these days there are more than two hundred thousand webspace hosting suppliers out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different hosting brands around the world will offer you literally the same cPanel web space hosting Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the variety on the present hosting market is... Full stop.
The web page hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic shows that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is an immense strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that an event like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps answered most web site hosting business preconditions. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Drawback Number One: A moronic domain folder arrangement
If you have two or more domain names, however, be ultra watchful not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to delete on the server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete 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 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 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 name)
Are you becoming baffled? We unquestionably are!
Negative Sign Number 2: The very same email folder structure
The email folder structure on the hosting server is literally the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin boys strongly fortify their faith in God when dealing with the mail folders on the email server, hoping not to mess things up too severely.
Shortcoming No.3: An utter absence of domain name management options
Do we have to cite the thorough lack of a contemporary domain management user interface - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domain names' Whois details, shield the Whois details, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not provide such a "modern" menu at all. That's a huge disadvantage. An unjustifiable one, we would like to point out...
Negative Sign No.4: Numerous user login places (minimum two, maximum 3)
How about the demand for an extra login to avail of the invoicing, domain and tech support management platform? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based hosting corporation. Occasionally, on the basis of the invoicing tool (especially built for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting firm is availing of, the eager clients can end up with two additional logins (1: the invoicing/domain name management software; 2: the trouble ticket support menu), winding up with a total of three login places (including cPanel).
Negative Sign Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty CP departments to memorize... fast
cPanel offers to your attention more than 120 menus inside the hosting Control Panel. It's a fine idea to get to know each of them. And you'd better grasp them briskly... That's very arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web space hosting distributors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...