How does cpanel-based web site hosting operate?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel web space hosting offers on the present web hosting marketplace are generated by a very inconsiderable business niche (when it comes to yearly money flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a kind of a small-size business niche, which generates an enormous amount of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing precisely the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web page hosting offerings on the whole web page hosting market furnish strictly the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting price tags are similar. Very similar. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is only one fact: out of more than 200,000 hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, note that one...
200k "web space hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly labeled
The website hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google shows to us come down to just one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different hosting brand names. Suppose you are merely an ordinary chap who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web site development processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domain names and online portals . Are you prepared to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web space hosting option you can choose? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than two hundred thousand site hosting distributors in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ unique web page hosting brands all over the world will give you the same cPanel web page hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the variety on the current web page hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The web site hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple math reveals that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a big stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel-based web space hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably answered most web hosting industry preconditions. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Sign No.1: A moronic domain name folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extremely careful not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to erase on the web server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous 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 erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Discover for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain folder setup 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)
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)
Are you becoming disorientated? We surely are!
Problem Number 2: The same electronic mail folder system
The mail folder structure on the web hosting server is literally the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin chums firmly strengthen their belief in God when tackling the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to botch things up too harshly.
Disadvantage Number 3: A total deficiency of domain name management options
Do we need to mention the thorough deficiency of a contemporary domain name manipulation platform - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, edit domains' Whois details, shield the Whois information, change/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not include such a "modern" interface at all. That's a big problem. An inexcusable one, we wish to point out...
Drawback Number 4: Many user login places (min 2, maximum three)
How about the need for an additional login to make use of the invoicing transaction, domain and technical support management software solution? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based hosting provider. Now and then, on the basis of the invoicing platform (principally built for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting provider is availing of, the zealous clients can end up with 2 additional login locations (1: the billing/domain name management GUI; 2: the trouble ticket support section), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login places (counting cPanel).
Shortcoming Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel sections to pick up... quickly
cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the web site hosting CP. It's a wonderful idea to learn each of them. And you'd better become familiar with them rapidly... That's way too insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web space hosting service providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...