How does cpanel-based web site hosting function?
For your info, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel site hosting offerings on the present web site hosting marketplace are provided by a quite insubstantial business segment (when it comes to annual cash flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a type of a small business segment, which furnishes a huge amount of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing the very same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98% of the website hosting offerings on the entire web space hosting market offer the very same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel web hosting prices are identical. Very similar. Giving those who need a top web hosting service practically no other webspace hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is merely a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand webspace hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, note that one...
200,000 "web hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed
The web hosting "diversity" and the web space hosting "offerings" Google presents to us boil down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web space hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are only an ordinary guy who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web page creation procedures and the web site hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domain names and web sites . Are you prepared to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web hosting alternative you can decide upon? Sure there is, at present there are more than 200,000 web hosting companies out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique hosting brands around the world will give you exactly the same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the assortment on today's hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The site hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple arithmetic shows that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a huge stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel web space hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps answered most hosting business preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weak Point No.1: A laughable domain folder structure
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extremely careful not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to remove on the hosting server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Observe for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain folder system 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)
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)
Are you growing confused? We categorically are!
Negative Sign Number Two: The same e-mail folder setup
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the web server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin chums strongly reinforce their belief in God when tackling the email folders on the mail server, praying not to mess things up too gravely.
Negative Sign No.3: An entire absence of domain name administration user interfaces
Do we need to bring up the complete lack of a modern domain management tool - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domains, edit domains' Whois details, secure the Whois information, change/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "modern" tool at all. That's a colossal problem. An unforgettable one, we would like to add...
Disadvantage No.4: Multiple login places (minimum two, maximum three)
How about the need for an additional login to avail of the invoicing, domain and technical support management platform? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based web site hosting distributor. At times, depending on the billing platform (particularly intended for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting service provider is making use of, the avid customers can end up with 2 extra login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain name administration user interface; 2: the trouble ticket support system), ending up with a total of three user login locations (including cPanel).
Weak Side Number Five: 120+ web hosting Control Panel menus to get familiar with... swiftly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the web page hosting CP. It's a terrific idea to get familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them rapidly... That's inordinately impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web page hosting vendors:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...