How does cpanel-based web hosting operate?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel website hosting offerings on the current website hosting market are furnished by a quite inconsiderable business segment (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) known as hosting reseller. Reseller hosting is a type of a small-scale business niche, which furnishes a huge amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing literally the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the hosting offerings on the entire web space hosting market offer one and the very same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based web site hosting price tags are alike. Very identical. Giving those who need a top web hosting service practically no other web page hosting platform/site hosting CP option. Thus, there is simply a single fact: out of more than 200k webspace hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, note that one...
200,000 "website hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named
The website hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us come down to just one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are merely a normal person who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the website making procedures and the web site hosting platforms, which actually power the various domains and web sites . Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any web space hosting alternative you can opt for? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than 200k web hosting suppliers out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ different website hosting brand names around the world will give you the very same cPanel web page hosting Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the variety on the present web page hosting marketplace is... Period.
The web page hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple math demonstrates that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a great stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel-based hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably answered all webspace hosting business preconditions. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Aspect No.1: A stupid domain folder arrangement
If you have two or more domains, though, be extremely attentive not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to erase on the hosting server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite well known 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. Observe for yourself how fantastic 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)
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 growing perplexed? We undoubtedly are!
Negative Aspect No.2: The same email folder setup
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin chums firmly fortify their faith in God when dealing with the mail folders on the mail server, praying not to bungle things up too irreparably.
Negative Sign No.3: A sheer deficiency of domain name management GUIs
Do we have to point out the utter deficiency of a modern domain administration GUI - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domain names' Whois information, shield the Whois information, alter/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not provide such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a considerable downside. An unpardonable one, we would like to point out...
Disadvantage No.4: Numerous login locations (minimum 2, maximum 3)
What about the necessity for another login to avail of the billing, domain and tech support management platform? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel website hosting service provider. Sometimes, depending on the invoice transaction platform (principally developed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting firm is utilizing, the devoted users can wind up with 2 additional login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain management GUI; 2: the ticket support software platform), winding up with a total of 3 login places (including cPanel).
Problem No.5: 120+ web space hosting CP areas to memorize... swiftly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the web space hosting Control Panel. It's a fantastic idea to get to know each and every one of them. And you'd better grasp them quickly... That's way too insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, 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...