How does cpanel-based web site hosting operate?
For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based web page hosting offers on the current website hosting market are furnished by a very insubstantial marketing segment (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web page hosting is a type of a small marketing niche, which provides a great amount of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing exactly the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offerings on the whole webspace hosting marketplace provide one and the very same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based web site hosting price tags are similar. Very much alike. Giving those who need a top web hosting service almost no other web site hosting platform/site hosting CP option. So, there is merely one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand webspace hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, mind that one...
200,000 "web hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet differently named
The web hosting "variety" and the site hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us boil down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are just a regular person who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the site making processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domain names and sites . Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any webspace hosting alternative you can pick? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than two hundred thousand web page hosting providers in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different web space hosting brand names in the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, labeled differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the variety on the contemporary hosting marketplace is... Period.
The web site hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic reveals that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is an immense strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel-based web page hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly satisfied all web hosting market prerequisites. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Downside Number 1: A laughable domain name folder setup
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extremely careful not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to remove on the web hosting server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Discover for yourself how terrific 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)
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 name)
Are you growing disorientated? We categorically are!
Problem Number Two: The very same e-mail folder arrangement
The electronic mail folder structure on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin chaps firmly strengthen their belief in God when coping with the email folders on the email server, praying not to botch things up too harshly.
Negative Side No.3: An entire absence of domain administration GUIs
Do we have to bring up the thorough absence of a contemporary domain management interface - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domains' Whois details, secure the Whois details, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not have such a "contemporary" section at all. That's an enormous weakness. An unjustifiable one, we would like to add...
Negative Aspect Number Four: Many login places (min 2, max 3)
What about the need for another login to make use of the billing, domain name and tech support administration software platform? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based webspace hosting provider. Now and then, on the basis of the billing tool (principally tailored for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting vendor is utilizing, the devoted customers can end up with 2 extra login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain management menu; 2: the trouble ticket support user interface), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (including cPanel).
Negative Side Number Five: More than 120 web hosting CP sections to learn... swiftly
cPanel offers to your attention more than a hundred and twenty departments inside the hosting CP. It's a terrific idea to get acquainted with each of them. And you'd better pick them up briskly... That's way too arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel hosting providers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...