How does cpanel-based website hosting operate?
For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based website hosting offerings on the current website hosting market are furnished by a quite insignificant marketing niche (when it comes to annual capital flow) called reseller hosting. Reseller webspace hosting is a type of a small-sized business segment, which furnishes a huge number of different web hosting brands, yet providing strictly the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web page hosting offers on the whole site hosting marketplace furnish literally the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based web space hosting price tags are alike. Very much alike. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other web space hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200,000 web site hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "web hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet differently labeled
The website hosting "diversity" and the web site hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us come down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different webspace hosting brand names. Suppose you are merely an ordinary fellow who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web page development processes and the site hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domain names and sites . Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any web hosting alternative you can select? Of course there is, at present there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting vendors in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different webspace hosting brands around the world will offer you the same cPanel web page hosting Control Panel and platform, branded in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the diversity on the present-day website hosting marketplace is... Period.
The web page hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics shows that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a big strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel web space hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps answered all web hosting industry demands. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Aspect Number One: A dumb domain name folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be ultra careful not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to remove on the web hosting server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain 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 domains, please. Examine for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain folder structure 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)
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 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 nonplussed? We clearly are!
Predicament No.2: The very same email folder system
The mail folder arrangement on the server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin chums strongly fortify their faith in God when handling the mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to fuck things up too gravely.
Negative Sign Number 3: A total absence of domain name administration tools
Do we have to refer to the utter absence of a contemporary domain manipulation menu - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, change domains' Whois information, secure the Whois details, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not include such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a colossal downside. An unpardonable one, we wish to point out...
Negative Point Number Four: Multiple login locations (min two, maximum 3)
What about the demand for an additional login to make use of the invoicing, domain and technical support administration software platform? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based web page hosting provider. Sometimes, based on the billing transaction platform (particularly devised for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting supplier is utilizing, the keen customers can wind up with 2 extra login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain administration software platform; 2: the ticket support platform), ending up with a total of three login places (including cPanel).
Shortcoming No.5: 120+ web hosting Control Panel sections to get familiar with... rapidly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty areas inside the site hosting CP. It's a glorious idea to pick up each one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them briskly... That's very arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web site hosting corporations:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...