How does cpanel-based website hosting operate?
For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel webspace hosting offerings on the present-day webspace hosting market are provided by a very inconsiderable business segment (as far as annual money flow is concerned) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller web page hosting is a sort of a small-size business segment, which generates a big quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying absolutely the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the hosting offers on the entire webspace hosting marketplace supply strictly the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based web page hosting prices are identical. Very much alike. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other hosting platform/web space hosting CP option. Thus, there is just one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web space hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "web site hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed
The web page hosting "diversity" and the site hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us come down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web page hosting brand names. Assume you are simply an average guy who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web site making processes and the webspace hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domain names and web pages . Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web hosting option you can choose? Sure there is, these days there are more than 200k web site hosting firms in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique web page hosting brands worldwide will give you the very same cPanel webspace hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the assortment on the present-day webspace hosting marketplace is... Period.
The webspace hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics reveals that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is an immense strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel-based web site hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and presumably satisfied most hosting market prerequisites. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Downside Number 1: A ludicrous domain folder configuration
If you have two or more domain names, though, be extremely cautious not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to delete on the web server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite 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 delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Examine for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain name folder structure 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)
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 name)
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 name)
Are you becoming puzzled? We clearly are!
Weak Point Number Two: The same electronic mail folder setup
The e-mail folder structure on the hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Making the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin blokes strongly reinforce their belief in God when tackling the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too harshly.
Negative Aspect No.3: A sheer shortage of domain manipulation tools
Do we have to bring up the absolute absence of a contemporary domain name management menu - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, alter domain names' Whois info, protect the Whois info, change/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not offer such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a mammoth problem. An inexcusable one, we want to add...
Negative Side No.4: Many login places (minimum 2, max three)
What about the need for an extra login to utilize the billing, domain and technical support administration user interface? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based webspace hosting vendor. Occasionally, depending on the invoice transaction platform (particularly tailored for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting corporation is utilizing, the zealous users can wind up with two additional login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain administration software platform; 2: the ticket support software), winding up with an aggregate of three login places (counting cPanel).
Negative Aspect Number Five: More than 120 web site hosting CP departments to learn... rapidly
cPanel presents for your consideration 120+ sections inside the site hosting Control Panel. It's a fabulous idea to become acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them quickly... That's extremely insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel website hosting corporations:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...