How does cpanel-based hosting operate?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based webspace hosting offerings on the present-day hosting marketplace are generated by a quite inconsiderable business segment (as far as annual money flow is concerned) called reseller hosting. Reseller web site hosting is a sort of a small-scale marketing niche, which furnishes a huge quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying exactly the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offerings on the entire website hosting marketplace furnish exactly the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based web page hosting prices are alike. Very similar. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/web page hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "web page hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed
The webspace hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google shows to us boil down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Suppose you are merely an ordinary guy who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the web site development procedures and the web site hosting platforms, which actually power the various domain names and web sites . Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any website hosting variant you can opt for? Of course there is, now there are more than 200,000 web space hosting service providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ unique web space hosting brand names around the world will give you exactly the same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, named differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the variety on the present hosting market is... Period.
The webspace hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a great stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that an event like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel web site hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps satisfied all web space hosting market demands. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Point No.1: A ludicrous domain name folder system
If you have two or more domain names, however, be extra careful not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to erase on the web server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, 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 attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Discover for yourself how good cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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 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)
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 perplexed? We undoubtedly are!
Inconvenience No.2: The same e-mail folder system
The electronic mail folder structure on the hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin chaps strongly enhance their faith in God when handling the email folders on the e-mail server, praying not to botch things up too irreparably.
Negative Sign Number 3: A thorough deficiency of domain management sections
Do we have to mention the entire deficiency of a contemporary domain name manipulation user interface - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, alter domain names' Whois details, shield the Whois info, change/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a vast predicament. An unforgivable one, we would like to add...
Negative Point No.4: Many login locations (min 2, maximum three)
What about the need for an extra login to access the billing, domain and tech support management system? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel web site hosting supplier. Sometimes, depending on the billing platform (especially devised for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting distributor is availing of, the eager clients can wind up with 2 extra logins (1: the billing/domain administration user interface; 2: the ticket support platform), ending up with an aggregate of three login places (counting cPanel).
Negative Point Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty site hosting Control Panel sections to become familiar with... briskly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty areas inside the web site hosting CP. It's a wonderful idea to pick up each of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them swiftly... That's very impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel webspace hosting service providers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...