How does cpanel-based site hosting operate?
For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel web page hosting offers on today's website hosting market are provided by a very insignificant business segment (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small marketing segment, which furnishes a great amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering literally the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the hosting offers on the entire hosting market supply literally the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based web page hosting prices are alike. Quite identical. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other site hosting platform/web page hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is just one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web page hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
200k "web site hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed
The web page hosting "diversity" and the site hosting "offerings" Google shows to us boil down to just one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Suppose you are simply an ordinary guy who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web site creation procedures and the web page hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domains and web pages . Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web page hosting option you can choose? Sure there is, at the moment there are more than two hundred thousand webspace hosting firms out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ different hosting brands in the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the variety on today's web page hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The web hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple arithmetic shows that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a mammoth stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel web hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and perhaps covered all website hosting industry preconditions. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Drawback Number One: A dumb domain folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extremely careful not to erase 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 domain names are quite simple to remove on the web server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very well known 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 try not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Examine for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain folder arrangement 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 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 name)
public_html/my-third-wife (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-third-wife.net (an add-on domain name)
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 growing confused? We positively are!
Downside No.2: The very same e-mail folder structure
The electronic mail folder structure on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin chaps strongly reinforce their faith in God when coping with the mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too seriously.
Negative Sign Number 3: A sheer deficiency of domain management menus
Do we need to refer to the thorough lack of a contemporary domain management interface - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domain names' Whois details, protect the Whois details, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not offer such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a major problem. An inexcusable one, we wish to add...
Negative Side Number 4: Many login locations (minimum 2, max 3)
What about the necessity for another login to avail of the invoice transaction, domain and tech support management section? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based web space hosting company. Now and then, based on the invoicing system (principally built for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting company is making use of, the zealous clients can wind up with two extra login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain management software solution; 2: the trouble ticket support software), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (including cPanel).
Negative Sign No.5: 120+ website hosting CP departments to become acquainted with... promptly
cPanel offers to your attention 120+ departments inside the hosting CP. It's a terrific idea to pick up each and every one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them rapidly... That's excessively impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web space hosting distributors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...