How does cpanel-based website hosting operate?
For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel-based hosting offerings on today's website hosting market are furnished by a very inconsiderable marketing niche (when it comes to annual capital flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller webspace hosting is a type of a small-sized marketing niche, which generates a vast number of different web hosting brands, yet providing exactly the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the hosting offers on the entire webspace hosting market offer the very same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel web hosting price tags are alike. Quite similar. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is just one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web page hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, remark that one...
200k "site hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly labeled
The web site hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google shows to us come down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different webspace hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are only a regular guy who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the website development procedures and the hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domain names and sites . Are you prepared to make your web hosting choice? Is there any hosting alternative you can select? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than 200,000 web hosting suppliers out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ unique web hosting brands around the world will offer you the very same cPanel webspace hosting CP and platform, labeled in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how big the assortment on the present web page hosting market is... Full stop.
The hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic shows that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a big stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel-based web space hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly answered all site hosting industry requirements. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weak Point No.1: A ludicrous domain name folder configuration
If you have two or more domains, however, be extremely cautious not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to 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 simple to erase on the server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Discover for yourself how great cPanel's domain folder setup is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is located)
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 becoming perplexed? We doubtlessly are!
Predicament Number 2: The very same electronic mail folder arrangement
The e-mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin chums strongly reinforce their faith in God when dealing with the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to muck things up too badly.
Negative Aspect No.3: A total shortage of domain administration menus
Do we need to mention the utter shortage of a contemporary domain management GUI - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domains, edit domain names' Whois information, protect the Whois info, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a major inconvenience. An inexcusable one, we want to add...
Inconvenience Number 4: Numerous user login places (min two, max 3)
How about the necessity for another login to make use of the billing transaction, domain and technical support administration software? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based site hosting corporation. Sometimes, based on the invoicing tool (principally developed for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting distributor is making use of, the avid users can wind up with 2 extra login places (1: the billing/domain management software solution; 2: the ticket support system), winding up with a total of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).
Negative Point Number Five: More than 120 web space hosting Control Panel sections to become familiar with... swiftly
cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's an excellent idea to get familiar with each of them. And you'd better grasp them rapidly... That's way too insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting corporations:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...