How does cpanel-based web hosting function?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based web site hosting offers on the present-day web site hosting market are furnished by a very insubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to yearly money flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web page hosting is a type of a small-sized business niche, which provides a huge amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing exactly the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the web site hosting offerings on the entire site hosting market supply absolutely the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based hosting price tags are similar. Very much alike. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other webspace hosting platform/webspace hosting CP option. Thus, there is simply one single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, mark that one...
200k "web space hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet diversely named
The hosting "diversity" and the web page hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us come down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web page hosting brand names. Suppose you are just an average chap who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the web site creation processes and the web site hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domain names and web portals . Are you prepared to make your hosting selection? Is there any hosting option you can choose? Of course there is, now there are more than 200k webspace hosting providers out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different hosting brands all over the world will give you precisely the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how big the assortment on the present web page hosting marketplace is... Period.
The hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a great strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel-based web page hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly covered most web page hosting business prerequisites. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Downside Number One: A moronic domain folder setup
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be ultra cautious not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to delete on the web server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very famous 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 remove the files of the add-on domains, please. See for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain name folder system 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)
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 name)
Are you becoming baffled? We definitely are!
Negative Point Number Two: The very same electronic mail folder structure
The e-mail folder structure on the web hosting server is literally the same as that of the domains... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes firmly increase their faith in God when managing the mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to fuck things up too badly.
Predicament Number 3: An entire shortage of domain name management tools
Do we have to cite the thorough lack of a modern domain name manipulation menu - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domains' Whois details, protect the Whois information, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not provide such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a colossal inconvenience. An unforgettable one, we want to point out...
Negative Side No.4: Many login places (minimum 2, maximum 3)
What about the need for an additional login to utilize the billing, domain name and tech support administration platform? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel web page hosting provider. Now and then, on the basis of the billing system (particularly intended for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting corporation is availing of, the earnest clients can end up with two extra login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name management system; 2: the ticket support system), winding up with an aggregate of three user login places (including cPanel).
Negative Sign Number Five: 120+ hosting CP menus to get to know... briskly
cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the CP. It's a wonderful idea to get to know each of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them rapidly... That's quite insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting providers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...