How does cpanel-based website hosting operate?
For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based web site hosting offers on the current hosting marketplace are provided by a very insubstantial business niche (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a kind of a small-sized marketing niche, which furnishes an immense amount of different web hosting brands, yet offering absolutely the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web space hosting offers on the whole site hosting market furnish the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel webspace hosting price tags are similar. Quite similar. Giving those who require a top web hosting service practically no other webspace hosting platform/webspace hosting CP choice. Thus, there is just a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web page hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "website hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely branded
The web hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us come down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web space hosting brand names. Imagine you are only a regular chap who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the website making procedures and the hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domain names and websites . Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any web space hosting option you can pick? Of course there is, now there are more than two hundred thousand hosting corporations out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique web page hosting brand names across the world will give you the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, named in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the assortment on today's site hosting marketplace is... Period.
The web site hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple math shows that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a mammoth stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel-based web site hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps answered all web hosting industry prerequisites. 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...
Disadvantage No.1: A foolish domain folder system
If you have two or more domain names, however, be ultra attentive 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 domains are quite easy to delete on the web hosting server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known 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 erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Decide for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain name folder configuration 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)
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 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)
Are you becoming baffled? We definitely are!
Drawback Number 2: The very same e-mail folder system
The e-mail folder structure on the web server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin blokes firmly fortify their belief in God when tackling the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to mess things up too gravely.
Negative Aspect Number Three: A thorough lack of domain manipulation options
Do we have to refer to the complete deficiency of a contemporary domain manipulation user interface - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domain names' Whois details, shield the Whois details, alter/create name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not offer such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a colossal shortcoming. An unforgettable one, we would like to add...
Weak Point Number Four: Many user login places (minimum two, max three)
How about the necessity for an additional login to use the invoice transaction, domain name and tech support administration menu? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based website hosting supplier. Sometimes, on the basis of the invoicing transaction tool (especially meant for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting distributor is utilizing, the enthusiastic users can wind up with two additional login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name administration software; 2: the ticket support software), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (including cPanel).
Problem Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty site hosting CP sections to get familiar with... briskly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the hosting CP. It's a fine idea to become acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better learn them fast... That's extremely arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel webspace hosting corporations:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...