How does cpanel-based site hosting work?
For your info, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel-based web hosting offers on the present website hosting marketplace are generated by a very insignificant marketing segment (when it comes to yearly cash flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller web page hosting is a sort of a small-scale marketing niche, which furnishes a big amount of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing exactly the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the webspace hosting offers on the entire web space hosting market provide one and the very same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel hosting prices are alike. Very much alike. Giving those who require a top web hosting service practically no other web page hosting platform/website hosting CP alternative. So, there is only a single fact: out of more than 200k site hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "web page hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently labeled
The website hosting "variety" and the web page hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us come down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different site hosting brand names. Suppose you are just a regular guy who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the web page development processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domain names and websites . Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any hosting variant you can select? Sure there is, today there are more than 200k webspace hosting corporations out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique website hosting brand names all over the world will offer you precisely the same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the variety on the contemporary web space hosting market is... Full stop.
The web hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a mammoth stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel-based web site hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps covered all web space hosting industry prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Side Number 1: A laughable domain folder structure
If you have two or more domains, though, be very watchful not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to erase on the web server, since they all are placed 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 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. Discover for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain 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 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 doubtlessly are!
Shortcoming Number 2: The same email folder configuration
The e-mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes strongly enhance their faith in God when handling the email folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to muck things up too irreparably.
Inconvenience No.3: An absolute shortage of domain management menus
Do we have to cite the entire shortage of a contemporary domain management tool - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, modify domain names' Whois details, secure the Whois info, alter/create name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not have such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's an enormous drawback. An unjustifiable one, we wish to add...
Negative Point Number 4: Numerous user login locations (minimum 2, max 3)
How about the necessity for an extra login to access the invoice transaction, domain and technical support administration platform? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based hosting service provider. Now and then, depending on the billing platform (particularly made for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting provider is using, the enthusiastic customers can end up with 2 additional login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain management tool; 2: the ticket support menu), ending up with an aggregate of three login places (including cPanel).
Negative Side Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting CP menus to get acquainted with... rapidly
cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the webspace hosting CP. It's a fine idea to get to know each one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them quickly... That's inordinately impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based webspace hosting vendors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...