How does cpanel-based site hosting operate?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel website hosting offerings on the present webspace hosting marketplace are furnished by a very insignificant marketing segment (when it comes to yearly cash flow) called reseller hosting. Reseller site hosting is a type of a small-sized marketing niche, which generates a huge amount of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing absolutely the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the hosting offers on the entire web hosting market provide the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel website hosting price tags are alike. Quite similar. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service almost no other web page hosting platform/CP alternative. Thus, there is only one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet differently named
The web hosting "variety" and the web space hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us boil down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web page hosting brand names. Suppose you are only an average chap who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the web site making processes and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domain names and online portals . Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any webspace hosting alternative you can opt for? Sure there is, these days there are more than two hundred thousand web space hosting service providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique hosting brands in the world will give you the very same cPanel hosting CP and platform, named in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the assortment on the contemporary web page hosting marketplace is... Period.
The web hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic reveals that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting company is an enormous stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel webspace hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps met all website hosting industry requirements. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Inconvenience No.1: An idiotic domain folder setup
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be very watchful not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to delete on the web hosting server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Discover for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain name folder configuration 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 name)
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 becoming bewildered? We undoubtedly are!
Negative Side Number Two: The same email folder arrangement
The e-mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Making the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin chaps strongly reinforce their belief in God when handling the mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to bungle things up too irreparably.
Negative Sign Number Three: A total absence of domain management options
Do we need to bring up the sheer shortage of a contemporary domain name management menu - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domains, edit domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois information, alter/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a considerable inconvenience. An unpardonable one, we wish to add...
Drawback No.4: Numerous user login places (minimum 2, max three)
How about the necessity for an additional login to utilize the invoicing, domain name and tech support management software? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel web page hosting distributor. Occasionally, based on the billing transaction platform (especially developed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting supplier is making use of, the enthusiastic users can end up with two extra login places (1: the billing/domain name administration interface; 2: the trouble ticket support system), ending up with an aggregate of three user login places (counting cPanel).
Drawback Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty CP departments to get familiar with... fast
cPanel offers to your attention 120+ areas inside the Control Panel. It's a superb idea to grasp each of them. And you'd better become familiar with them rapidly... That's very insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel hosting suppliers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...