How does cpanel-based website hosting work?
For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based web space hosting offers on the present webspace hosting market are generated by a very insubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to yearly money flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller web space hosting is a type of a small marketing niche, which furnishes a huge quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering one and the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the web hosting offerings on the entire website hosting marketplace provide precisely the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based site hosting price tags are alike. Very identical. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other web space hosting platform/web page hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is just one fact: out of more than 200,000 site hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, mark that one...
200,000 "webspace hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet differently labeled
The web site hosting "variety" and the web site hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us boil down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web site hosting brand names. Imagine you are just a regular guy who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the website development processes and the web space hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domain names and web portals . Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any site hosting alternative you can choose? Of course there is, today there are more than two hundred thousand web page hosting vendors out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand different site hosting brand names worldwide will offer you the very same cPanel web site hosting CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the diversity on the current web page hosting market is... Full stop.
The website hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics shows that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a huge stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel web hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps covered most web site hosting industry preconditions. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Predicament No.1: A dumb domain folder system
If you have two or more domains, though, be very careful not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to delete on the web hosting server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous 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 try not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. See for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain name folder setup 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)
public_html/my-third-domain.com (an add-on domain name)
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 becoming baffled? We positively are!
Negative Side Number Two: The very same email folder system
The electronic mail folder structure on the hosting server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin guys firmly strengthen their faith in God when handling the email folders on the mail server, praying not to fuck things up too severely.
Negative Side Number 3: A sheer shortage of domain name management options
Do we need to bring up the utter deficiency of a modern domain name management tool - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domains, alter domain names' Whois details, secure the Whois info, change/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "modern" menu at all. That's a considerable inconvenience. An unjustifiable one, we would like to point out...
Problem Number Four: Numerous login locations (minimum two, maximum three)
How about the need for another login to utilize the billing, domain name and technical support management software? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based site hosting service provider. At times, depending on the invoicing transaction system (principally devised for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting provider is using, the enthusiastic clients can wind up with 2 extra login locations (1: the billing/domain management tool; 2: the trouble ticket support software platform), ending up with an aggregate of three login locations (including cPanel).
Inconvenience Number Five: 120+ web page hosting Control Panel sections to grasp... swiftly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the site hosting Control Panel. It's a glorious idea to become acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better learn them fast... That's way too arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel webspace hosting companies:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...