How does cpanel-based web site hosting function?
For your info, it's good to know that most of the cPanel-based webspace hosting offerings on today's website hosting market are generated by a quite insubstantial business segment (when it comes to yearly cash flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller site hosting is a sort of a small-sized marketing niche, which generates a huge number of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering the very same services: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the web space hosting offers on the entire web space hosting marketplace offer literally the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel webspace hosting price tags are alike. Quite identical. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/webspace hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is merely one single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "site hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet differently branded
The web hosting "variety" and the web page hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us come down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web page hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are only a regular bloke who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the website making processes and the web site hosting platforms, which actually power the various domains and sites . Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any web page hosting variant you can settle on? Sure there is, today there are more than 200,000 web site hosting service providers in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand unique site hosting brands around the world will give you the same cPanel web site hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the assortment on the present webspace hosting marketplace is... Period.
The site hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics shows that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a gigantic stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel-based web site hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably met all web hosting industry 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...
Downside No.1: A foolish domain folder configuration
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 next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to erase on the web 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 situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Observe for yourself how good cPanel's domain name folder structure 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 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 puzzled? We categorically are!
Problem No.2: The same e-mail folder system
The email folder structure on the server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The admin blokes strongly fortify their belief in God when dealing with the mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to botch things up too severely.
Negative Aspect No.3: An entire deficiency of domain management user interfaces
Do we have to refer to the thorough lack of a modern domain name administration menu - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domain names' Whois information, protect the Whois info, alter/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not provide such a "modern" tool at all. That's a mammoth drawback. An unpardonable one, we wish to add...
Predicament Number 4: Multiple user login locations (minimum two, maximum 3)
What about the need for another login to utilize the invoicing transaction, domain name and tech support management system? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based web hosting vendor. At times, depending on the billing transaction tool (principally developed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting company is making use of, the enthusiastic customers can wind up with two extra login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain management tool; 2: the trouble ticket support software), winding up with an aggregate of three login places (including cPanel).
Inconvenience Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty web site hosting Control Panel areas to grasp... briskly
cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 sections inside the web page hosting CP. It's a fantastic idea to pick up each of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them quickly... That's extremely arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web space hosting distributors:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...