How does cpanel-based website hosting operate?
For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel webspace hosting offerings on the present-day web space hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite insubstantial business segment (when it comes to annual money flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller web site hosting is a type of a small-size business segment, which generates a great amount of different web hosting brands, yet providing absolutely the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the webspace hosting offers on the entire web page hosting marketplace provide the very same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel hosting price tags are identical. Quite identical. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is just one single fact: out of more than 200,000 hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2%, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "web hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely labeled
The site hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google presents to us boil down to just one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different site hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are only a normal person who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the web page development processes and the site hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domain names and sites . Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web page hosting variant you can pick? Of course there is, at the moment there are more than 200k site hosting service providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand unique web site hosting brands worldwide will offer you the very same cPanel web space hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the assortment on the contemporary web page hosting market is... Period.
The web page hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics reveals that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a gigantic stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel-based web hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps covered most web page hosting business demands. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Sign No.1: An imbecilic domain name folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extremely careful not to erase 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 name). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to erase on the web server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed 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. Discover for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain folder arrangement 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 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 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 getting baffled? We undoubtedly are!
Negative Side Number 2: The very same e-mail folder setup
The email folder configuration on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin chums firmly strengthen their belief in God when coping with the mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to mess things up too irretrievably.
Negative Point Number Three: An entire absence of domain name manipulation tools
Do we have to refer to the sheer shortage of a contemporary domain name management platform - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domains, modify domains' Whois details, protect the Whois information, modify/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not offer such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a mammoth disadvantage. An unforgettable one, we wish to add...
Negative Point Number Four: Many user login places (min 2, max three)
How about the necessity for an additional login to access the billing, domain and technical support administration user interface? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based web site hosting corporation. At times, on the basis of the invoicing platform (especially meant for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting provider is utilizing, the avid customers can wind up with 2 additional logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name administration section; 2: the ticket support system), winding up with a total of 3 user login locations (including cPanel).
Disadvantage No.5: More than one hundred and twenty web page hosting Control Panel areas to get to know... fast
cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the web hosting CP. It's a fine idea to get acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better grasp them briskly... That's quite arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based hosting distributors:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...