How does cpanel-based web site hosting operate?
For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel webspace hosting offers on the present-day web page hosting market are provided by a quite insubstantial marketing niche (as far as annual money flow is concerned) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a kind of a small marketing segment, which supplies a huge number of different web hosting brand names, yet providing literally the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the web site hosting offerings on the whole web site hosting marketplace provide the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel hosting prices are identical. Quite identical. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/web site hosting CP option. So, there is only one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand site hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
200,000 "web space hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed
The web space hosting "diversity" and the web page hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us boil down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web page hosting brand names. Imagine you are just a regular person who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the site creation procedures and the web site hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domains and websites . Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any web hosting alternative you can opt for? Of course there is, these days 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 more than two hundred thousand different web space hosting brand names across the world will give you the very same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the diversity on the present-day web site hosting marketplace is... Period.
The web hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple math reveals that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a huge strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel webspace hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and presumably answered all web page hosting industry demands. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Inconvenience Number 1: A foolish domain name folder setup
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extremely cautious not to remove completely 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 domain names are very easy to delete on the web server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Observe for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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 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 growing perplexed? We positively are!
Drawback No.2: The very same e-mail folder configuration
The e-mail folder structure on the hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes strongly reinforce their belief in God when tackling the mail folders on the mail server, praying not to fuck things up too badly.
Negative Point No.3: A sheer deficiency of domain name management sections
Do we have to bring up the total shortage of a modern domain name manipulation tool - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, change domains' Whois info, protect the Whois information, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" GUI at all. That's a huge problem. An unforgivable one, we would like to point out...
Negative Point No.4: Numerous login locations (min two, maximum 3)
What about the demand for another login to access the invoicing transaction, domain name and technical support administration platform? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based web site hosting service provider. Sometimes, depending on the billing tool (principally made for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting service provider is availing of, the enthusiastic customers can end up with two extra logins (1: the billing transaction/domain management platform; 2: the ticket support software solution), ending up with an aggregate of three user login places (counting cPanel).
Problem Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty Control Panel menus to learn... swiftly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 areas inside the web page hosting CP. It's a remarkable idea to get to know each of them. And you'd better grasp them briskly... That's quite arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web site hosting suppliers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...