How does cpanel-based site hosting work?
For your info, it's good to know that most of the cPanel web hosting offerings on the present hosting marketplace are furnished by a very unsubstantial business segment (when it comes to annual cash flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web page hosting is a sort of a small-size marketing segment, which supplies an immense number of different web hosting brands, yet supplying absolutely the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web space hosting offerings on the entire hosting marketplace offer the very same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based hosting price tags are similar. Very identical. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/website hosting CP option. Thus, there is merely one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web page hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, mark that one...
200k "website hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed
The web space hosting "variety" and the web page hosting "offers" Google shows to us come down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are only an ordinary person who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the site making processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domains and web portals . Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any web page hosting alternative you can decide upon? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than two hundred thousand web site hosting vendors in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ different web hosting brands all over the world will give you precisely the same cPanel web page hosting CP and platform, labeled differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the assortment on today's web page hosting marketplace is... Period.
The web page hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a great stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel-based web space hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly satisfied all web space hosting industry prerequisites. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Sign No.1: A dumb domain folder arrangement
If you have two or more domains, though, be extremely careful not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to delete on the server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Determine for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain name folder system is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is situated)
public_html/my-family (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-second-domain.com (an add-on domain name)
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 getting puzzled? We certainly are!
Negative Side No.2: The very same mail folder system
The mail folder configuration on the web server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin guys strongly fortify their belief in God when tackling the email folders on the e-mail server, praying not to muck things up too irreparably.
Predicament Number 3: A total shortage of domain name manipulation interfaces
Do we need to point out the thorough lack of a modern domain name administration platform - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, alter domain names' Whois information, shield the Whois info, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not provide such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a colossal downside. An unjustifiable one, we want to add...
Negative Side Number Four: Many login locations (minimum two, max 3)
How about the necessity for an additional login to use the invoice transaction, domain and technical support management user interface? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel web page hosting company. Sometimes, on the basis of the billing transaction system (especially built for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting vendor is making use of, the eager customers can end up with two extra login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain administration menu; 2: the trouble ticket support software solution), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login places (counting cPanel).
Negative Aspect No.5: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting CP departments to become acquainted with... swiftly
cPanel offers to your attention more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the web page hosting CP. It's a glorious idea to get acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them swiftly... That's excessively impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based webspace hosting companies:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...