How does cpanel-based web site hosting operate?
For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel web space hosting offers on today's site hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite insubstantial business niche (when it comes to yearly money flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller site hosting is a kind of a small business segment, which provides an immense quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet offering exactly the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the web space hosting offers on the whole site hosting marketplace furnish literally the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel web space hosting price tags are identical. Very much alike. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other web space hosting platform/site hosting Control Panel option. So, 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%! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "web page hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely named
The hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us come down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different site hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are simply a regular guy who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the web site making processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the different domain names and web portals . Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any site hosting alternative you can choose? Of course there is, today there are more than 200,000 site hosting corporations in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique web space hosting brands worldwide will give you literally the same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the diversity on today's web site hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The website hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics shows that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a great stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel-based webspace hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and presumably met all web site hosting industry preconditions. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Drawback Number 1: A dumb domain folder setup
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be ultra attentive not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to remove on the web hosting server, because 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 is a folder located 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. See for yourself how good cPanel's domain name folder configuration 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)
Are you getting confused? We undoubtedly are!
Negative Side Number 2: The same mail folder structure
The electronic mail folder structure on the web hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chaps strongly enhance their belief in God when coping with the email folders on the email server, hoping not to fuck things up too fatally.
Negative Sign Number Three: A sheer absence of domain name management GUIs
Do we have to cite the sheer shortage of a contemporary domain management platform - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domain names' Whois details, secure the Whois details, edit/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not contain such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a major predicament. An unforgivable one, we wish to point out...
Weakness Number Four: Numerous login places (min 2, max 3)
What about the need for another login to utilize the invoicing, domain and technical support administration software? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel web site hosting service provider. At times, on the basis of the invoice transaction tool (particularly built for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting supplier is availing of, the enthusiastic clients can end up with 2 extra login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name management GUI; 2: the trouble ticket support tool), ending up with an aggregate of three user login locations (including cPanel).
Negative Sign No.5: More than 120 website hosting CP departments to become acquainted with... promptly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a terrific idea to get to know each and every one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them promptly... That's extremely insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web page hosting suppliers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...