How does cpanel-based web hosting work?
For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel web hosting offerings on the present-day web page hosting marketplace are provided by a very insubstantial business segment (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) named reseller hosting. Reseller web site hosting is a sort of a small-sized marketing niche, which furnishes an enormous number of different web hosting brands, yet providing absolutely the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the hosting offers on the whole hosting market supply precisely the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel site hosting prices are identical. Very identical. Giving those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other web site hosting platform/webspace hosting CP choice. Thus, there is only a single fact: out of more than 200,000 hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, mind that one...
200,000 "hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely branded
The hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us boil down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are merely a regular chap who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the website making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domain names and web pages . Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web hosting variant you can pick? Of course there is, as of now there are more than 200,000 web site hosting firms out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different website hosting brand names across the world will give you exactly the same cPanel Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the assortment on the present web site hosting marketplace is... Period.
The webspace hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple arithmetic reveals that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a big stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...
The pros and cons of the cPanel hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly answered most web page hosting business preconditions. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Inconvenience Number One: An idiotic domain folder setup
If you have two or more domains, however, be extremely cautious not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to erase on the web hosting server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Observe for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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 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 bewildered? We positively are!
Negative Point No.2: The same e-mail folder setup
The mail folder structure on the hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The admin guys firmly fortify their belief in God when handling the mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to botch things up too fatally.
Predicament No.3: An utter absence of domain name administration interfaces
Do we need to cite the entire deficiency of a contemporary domain manipulation user interface - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domains' Whois information, protect the Whois info, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "modern" tool at all. That's a considerable drawback. An unforgettable one, we would like to add...
Shortcoming No.4: Numerous login locations (minimum 2, max three)
What about the demand for an additional login to avail of the invoicing, domain and tech support administration platform? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel hosting provider. At times, on the basis of the invoicing transaction platform (principally built for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting provider is using, the ardent clients can wind up with two additional login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain administration menu; 2: the ticket support GUI), ending up with a total of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).
Drawback No.5: More than one hundred and twenty web site hosting Control Panel departments to pick up... rapidly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty areas inside the site hosting CP. It's a superb idea to memorize each of them. And you'd better get to know them promptly... That's inordinately arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting corporations:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...