How does cpanel-based web hosting work?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based hosting offerings on the present web site hosting market are supplied by a very inconsiderable business niche (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) named hosting reseller. Reseller webspace hosting is a type of a small-sized marketing niche, which furnishes a huge number of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying the very same services: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the web page hosting offers on the entire web page hosting market supply the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based web page hosting prices are identical. Very much alike. Giving those who need a top web hosting service almost no other webspace hosting platform/web space hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is only one fact: out of more than 200k hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, note that one...
200,000 "site hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named
The webspace hosting "variety" and the site hosting "offerings" Google shows to us come down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different webspace hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are merely an average bloke who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the web site creation processes and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domain names and web pages . Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any hosting option you can settle on? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than 200k web space hosting companies in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ unique website hosting brand names worldwide will give you the very same cPanel site hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how large the variety on the present site hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The webspace hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics reveals that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a gigantic strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that an event like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel web space hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably met all web space hosting industry prerequisites. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Aspect Number One: A ludicrous domain folder setup
If you have two or more domain names, however, be ultra careful not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to delete on the web server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide 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)
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 nonplussed? We undoubtedly are!
Predicament Number 2: The same electronic mail folder configuration
The electronic mail folder structure on the web hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin chums strongly enhance their belief in God when dealing with the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to screw things up too fatally.
Negative Side Number Three: An absolute deficiency of domain name administration sections
Do we need to bring up the absolute lack of a modern domain manipulation user interface - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domains, modify domains' Whois details, shield the Whois information, modify/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not contain such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a vast downside. An unjustifiable one, we want to point out...
Drawback Number Four: Many user login locations (min two, maximum three)
What about the need for an additional login to utilize the billing transaction, domain and technical support management system? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based website hosting distributor. Occasionally, on the basis of the billing transaction system (particularly created for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting provider is utilizing, the enthusiastic users can end up with 2 additional login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain administration software; 2: the trouble ticket support software platform), ending up with an aggregate of 3 user login locations (counting cPanel).
Shortcoming Number Five: More than 120 web site hosting Control Panel menus to get to know... quickly
cPanel presents to your attention 120+ sections inside the web space hosting Control Panel. It's a marvelous idea to get to know each one of them. And you'd better grasp them promptly... That's way too arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based webspace hosting vendors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...