How does cpanel-based site hosting operate?
For your info, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel web space hosting offers on today's web hosting marketplace are provided by a very insubstantial marketing segment (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) named reseller hosting. Reseller web page hosting is a sort of a small-sized business segment, which supplies a great amount of different web hosting brands, yet supplying one and the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the webspace hosting offers on the whole web space hosting marketplace offer the very same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel web hosting price tags are identical. Very identical. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other web space hosting platform/web space hosting CP option. So, there is merely a single fact: out of more than 200,000 hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "web hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed
The web hosting "diversity" and the web space hosting "offers" Google shows to us come down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Suppose you are only a normal chap who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web page development processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domain names and sites . Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web space hosting option you can settle on? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting firms out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique website hosting brand names all over the world will give you absolutely the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, labeled in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the variety on today's web space hosting market is... Full stop.
The web page hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a great stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that something like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel web space hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly satisfied all web page hosting market demands. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Problem Number One: A dumb domain folder structure
If you have two or more domains, though, be very careful not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to remove on the web hosting server, because they all are created 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. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Verify for yourself how fantastic 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)
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 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 growing confused? We positively are!
Negative Side No.2: The very same electronic mail folder setup
The email folder arrangement on the web hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin guys firmly enhance their faith in God when managing the e-mail folders on the email server, praying not to muck things up too irreparably.
Predicament No.3: A complete lack of domain manipulation GUIs
Do we have to refer to the sheer lack of a contemporary domain name administration tool - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domains, change domain names' Whois information, secure the Whois information, change/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not include such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a great weakness. An inexcusable one, we would like to point out...
Negative Point Number Four: Many login places (min 2, max 3)
What about the need for an additional login to utilize the billing, domain name and tech support administration tool? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based website hosting distributor. At times, on the basis of the billing system (especially created for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting corporation is making use of, the earnest clients can wind up with 2 additional logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain name management system; 2: the trouble ticket support software solution), winding up with a total of 3 user login locations (including cPanel).
Negative Side Number 5: More than 120 web page hosting Control Panel areas to memorize... rapidly
cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the web space hosting Control Panel. It's an excellent idea to pick up each one of them. And you'd better get to know them rapidly... That's extremely insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web page hosting vendors:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...