How does cpanel-based website hosting operate?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based web page hosting offers on the current webspace hosting marketplace are provided by a quite inconsiderable business segment (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) known as hosting reseller. Reseller webspace hosting is a sort of a small-sized marketing segment, which provides a big number of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing the very same services: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offerings on the whole web hosting marketplace provide strictly the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting prices are alike. Very identical. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other web site hosting platform/hosting CP option. Thus, there is simply one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "web page hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet diversely branded
The web space hosting "variety" and the web site hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us come down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web space hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are simply an average guy who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web site creation processes and the web page hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domain names and web sites . Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web space hosting option you can select? Sure there is, at the moment there are more than two hundred thousand web space hosting distributors in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand different web site hosting brands across the world will give you absolutely the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the variety on today's web site hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The web site hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics shows that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a big strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel-based webspace hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly met most hosting industry requirements. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Predicament Number One: A laughable domain name folder system
If you have two or more domains, though, be ultra attentive not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to erase on the web server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Decide for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain folder setup 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)
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 becoming confused? We unquestionably are!
Weakness Number 2: The very same mail folder setup
The mail folder arrangement on the web server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chums strongly increase their belief in God when tackling the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to screw things up too harshly.
Weak Point No.3: An entire deficiency of domain management options
Do we need to refer to the complete deficiency of a modern domain administration tool - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, change domains' Whois information, secure the Whois info, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not have such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a great shortcoming. An unjustifiable one, we would like to add...
Downside Number 4: Numerous login locations (min 2, maximum 3)
How about the demand for an additional login to access the invoicing, domain and tech support administration menu? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel web space hosting corporation. Now and then, based on the billing system (particularly conceived for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting corporation is availing of, the eager customers can wind up with two extra logins (1: the invoicing/domain name management software solution; 2: the trouble ticket support interface), ending up with a total of three user login places (including cPanel).
Negative Sign Number Five: 120+ website hosting CP areas to grasp... swiftly
cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the site hosting CP. It's a fabulous idea to learn each one of them. And you'd better grasp them rapidly... That's extremely insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel website hosting service providers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...