How does cpanel-based site hosting work?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel web page hosting offerings on the contemporary web site hosting market are generated by a very inconsiderable business niche (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) called hosting reseller. Reseller web site hosting is a kind of a small marketing niche, which provides a vast number of different web hosting brands, yet offering literally the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offerings on the whole web page hosting market provide exactly the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel site hosting price tags are similar. Quite identical. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other site hosting platform/web page hosting CP option. So, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200k site hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "webspace hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet differently named
The web site hosting "diversity" and the web site hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us come down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different webspace hosting brand names. Imagine you are only a regular chap who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the web page making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domain names and websites . Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any web space hosting alternative you can select? Sure there is, today there are more than 200,000 hosting firms in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ unique site hosting brands in the world will give you literally the same cPanel webspace hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the diversity on today's web space hosting marketplace is... Period.
The site hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math reveals that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting company is an immense stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel-based webspace hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly satisfied all web site hosting business requirements. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Point Number 1: A laughable domain name folder arrangement
If you have two or more domain names, though, be extra careful not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new 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 erase on the web server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Discover for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain folder system 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 confused? We unquestionably are!
Negative Point No.2: The same e-mail folder system
The e-mail folder configuration on the web server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin boys strongly increase their belief in God when tackling the mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to mess things up too fatally.
Problem No.3: A sheer absence of domain name management GUIs
Do we need to point out the thorough shortage of a modern domain name manipulation platform - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domains, modify domain names' Whois details, protect the Whois details, modify/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not provide such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a mammoth shortcoming. An unjustifiable one, we wish to point out...
Drawback No.4: Numerous login places (minimum two, maximum 3)
How about the need for another login to avail of the invoice transaction, domain and tech support administration software? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based website hosting service provider. At times, on the basis of the invoicing system (principally intended for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting firm is using, the devoted clients can wind up with two extra logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain management software solution; 2: the trouble ticket support GUI), winding up with a total of 3 login places (including cPanel).
Negative Sign No.5: More than 120 web page hosting Control Panel menus to get to know... swiftly
cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the Control Panel. It's a remarkable idea to become familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them fast... That's very insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based site hosting suppliers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...