How does cpanel-based website hosting work?
For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based web page hosting offerings on the present-day website hosting market are generated by a quite unsubstantial business segment (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a kind of a small-sized marketing niche, which furnishes an immense number of different web hosting brands, yet offering precisely the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the web page hosting offers on the entire web hosting market provide one and the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel web hosting prices are identical. Very much alike. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service practically no other web page hosting platform/web site hosting CP choice. So, there is merely a single fact: out of more than 200,000 site hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, note that one...
200,000 "website hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet diversely dubbed
The web page hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us boil down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are just an average bloke who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the web site making procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the various domains and web sites . Are you prepared to make your web hosting decision? Is there any site hosting variant you can select? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than 200,000 hosting suppliers in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ different site hosting brand names worldwide will offer you the very same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, named in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the assortment on the current webspace hosting market is... Period.
The website hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic reveals that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a great stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel web page hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly covered most web page hosting market preconditions. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Aspect No.1: An imbecilic domain name folder setup
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extra cautious not to remove fully 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 domain names are quite simple to delete on the server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Decide for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain folder setup 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)
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 getting nonplussed? We undoubtedly are!
Weak Side Number 2: The very same electronic mail folder configuration
The mail folder structure on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin chaps firmly fortify their faith in God when tackling the electronic mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to muck things up too badly.
Weak Point Number Three: An entire absence of domain management GUIs
Do we have to refer to the entire lack of a contemporary domain manipulation interface - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois information, change/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not have such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a colossal drawback. An unforgettable one, we want to add...
Weak Point Number Four: Many user login places (minimum two, maximum three)
How about the demand for an extra login to use the invoicing, domain and technical support management software? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel web space hosting vendor. Occasionally, depending on the invoice transaction platform (especially developed for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting vendor is using, the zealous users can wind up with two additional logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain name management GUI; 2: the trouble ticket support user interface), ending up with a total of three login places (counting cPanel).
Negative Sign Number 5: More than 120 website hosting Control Panel sections to pick up... quickly
cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the web page hosting Control Panel. It's a remarkable idea to get familiar with each one of them. And you'd better grasp them quickly... That's very impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based hosting distributors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...