How does cpanel-based website hosting work?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel website hosting offerings on today's hosting marketplace are supplied by a very insubstantial business segment (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) called reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a type of a small-size marketing niche, which furnishes a great number of different web hosting brands, yet providing literally the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web site hosting offerings on the whole site hosting market offer exactly the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel webspace hosting prices are identical. Quite identical. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other web site hosting platform/web page hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is merely one fact: out of more than 200,000 web site hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
200,000 "hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed
The webspace hosting "variety" and the web space hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us come down to just one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are simply an ordinary fellow who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the web page creation processes and the web page hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domain names and web portals . Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any webspace hosting option you can choose? Of course there is, these days there are more than two hundred thousand web site hosting service providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand unique webspace hosting brand names around the world will offer you the very same cPanel hosting CP and platform, labeled differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the variety on today's web page hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The web page hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math reveals that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a gigantic stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel web page hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps satisfied most hosting market prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Inconvenience Number 1: A ludicrous domain folder system
If you have two or more domain names, though, be ultra cautious not to delete fully 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 simple to erase on the web server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular 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 remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Discover for yourself how great cPanel's domain name folder configuration is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is located)
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 clearly are!
Weak Point Number Two: The very same electronic mail folder system
The email folder configuration on the web hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chums strongly reinforce their faith in God when managing the email folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to botch things up too harshly.
Inconvenience Number 3: An entire lack of domain management GUIs
Do we have to cite the absolute lack of a modern domain manipulation interface - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domains, modify domains' Whois info, protect the Whois details, alter/create name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's an enormous downside. An unjustifiable one, we want to add...
Inconvenience No.4: Multiple user login locations (minimum two, maximum three)
What about the need for another login to make use of the invoice transaction, domain and tech support administration software platform? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel web site hosting firm. At times, based on the invoicing system (especially invented for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting firm is availing of, the avid users can wind up with 2 extra login locations (1: the billing/domain name management platform; 2: the trouble ticket support software), ending up with an aggregate of 3 user login places (including cPanel).
Negative Side No.5: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel areas to get acquainted with... swiftly
cPanel offers to your attention more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the website hosting CP. It's a fantastic idea to get to know each one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them fast... That's quite impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel hosting providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...