How does cpanel-based web hosting work?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel webspace hosting offerings on the present-day hosting market are furnished by a very insignificant marketing segment (when it comes to annual money flow) called reseller hosting. Reseller webspace hosting is a type of a small business niche, which furnishes a great number of different web hosting brands, yet offering the very same services: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offerings on the whole web hosting marketplace provide precisely the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel hosting price tags are similar. Quite similar. Giving those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other web site hosting platform/web page hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is just one single fact: out of more than 200,000 web space hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
200,000 "web space hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet differently named
The site hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us come down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web site hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are only a normal chap who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the site development procedures and the web site hosting platforms, which actually power the various domain names and online portals . Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any web space hosting variant you can select? Sure there is, at present there are more than two hundred thousand web space hosting suppliers out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ unique site hosting brand names around the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel web space hosting Control Panel and platform, branded in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the assortment on the contemporary web hosting marketplace is... Period.
The webspace hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple math reveals that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is an immense stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel website hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably met all hosting industry requirements. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Inconvenience No.1: A dumb domain folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be ultra attentive not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to delete on the web server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated 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. Decide for yourself how great cPanel's domain name folder structure 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 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 disorientated? We undoubtedly are!
Downside Number Two: The same mail folder arrangement
The email folder arrangement on the web server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin boys firmly increase their belief in God when dealing with the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to botch things up too seriously.
Shortcoming Number 3: An utter deficiency of domain manipulation interfaces
Do we need to cite the thorough absence of a contemporary domain management user interface - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, modify domains' Whois information, secure the Whois info, modify/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not supply such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a mammoth downside. An unforgettable one, we wish to point out...
Negative Sign No.4: Numerous login locations (min two, maximum 3)
How about the necessity for another login to make use of the billing transaction, domain name and technical support administration software solution? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel webspace hosting supplier. Sometimes, based on the billing tool (particularly conceived for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting corporation is availing of, the eager users can wind up with two extra login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name administration tool; 2: the trouble ticket support software solution), winding up with an aggregate of three login locations (including cPanel).
Weak Side Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty web site hosting Control Panel sections to become familiar with... quickly
cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the web page hosting CP. It's a marvelous idea to become familiar with each of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them promptly... That's way too impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel hosting distributors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...