How does cpanel-based web hosting operate?
For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel-based web hosting offerings on the contemporary web space hosting market are supplied by a quite unsubstantial business niche (when it comes to annual cash flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-sized marketing segment, which furnishes an immense amount of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing strictly the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web page hosting offerings on the entire web hosting market provide strictly the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel web hosting prices are identical. Very much alike. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other hosting platform/web site hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is merely one fact: out of more than 200,000 web page hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, note that one...
200,000 "site hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely named
The web hosting "variety" and the webspace hosting "offers" Google reveals to us come down to just one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different webspace hosting trademarked names. Assume you are just an ordinary fellow who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the web site creation processes and the web page hosting platforms, which actually power the different domain names and web sites . Are you prepared to make your hosting selection? Is there any website hosting option you can decide upon? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than 200,000 web page hosting suppliers out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ unique website hosting brand names all over the world will give you precisely the same cPanel web space hosting CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the variety on the current website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The web page hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic reveals that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting company is an immense stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel-based website hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably covered all website hosting industry requirements. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Aspect No.1: An imbecilic domain folder system
If you have two or more domains, though, be extra watchful not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to delete on the hosting 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 is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Verify for yourself how good cPanel's domain folder structure 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)
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 puzzled? We unquestionably are!
Problem Number Two: The same e-mail folder system
The e-mail folder structure on the web server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin chaps firmly fortify their belief in God when dealing with the email folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to fuck things up too harshly.
Negative Point Number 3: An absolute lack of domain name manipulation options
Do we need to point out the complete deficiency of a modern domain name manipulation platform - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domains' Whois info, shield the Whois information, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not have such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a great shortcoming. An unjustifiable one, we want to add...
Negative Aspect No.4: Many user login places (min two, max 3)
How about the need for another login to make use of the billing transaction, domain name and technical support management software platform? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based website hosting firm. Now and then, depending on the billing system (principally developed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting company is utilizing, the avid customers can wind up with two extra login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain administration platform; 2: the ticket support platform), winding up with a total of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).
Negative Point Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty Control Panel departments to become acquainted with... quickly
cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the hosting Control Panel. It's a glorious idea to pick up each one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them quickly... That's extremely insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel hosting firms:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...