How does cpanel-based hosting work?
For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel web page hosting offerings on the present web space hosting market are furnished by a quite inconsiderable business niche (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) called reseller hosting. Reseller web page hosting is a type of a small-scale business niche, which generates a huge amount of different web hosting brand names, yet providing one and the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the web page hosting offers on the entire web page hosting market provide one and the very same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel web site hosting prices are identical. Quite identical. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other webspace hosting platform/web site hosting CP alternative. So, there is merely one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
200k "webspace hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet diversely named
The web page hosting "variety" and the webspace hosting "offerings" Google shows to us come down to just one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different webspace hosting trademarked names. Assume you are simply an average person who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the web site development processes and the site hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domains and online portals . Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web space hosting variant you can decide upon? Sure there is, at the moment there are more than two hundred thousand hosting service providers out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different webspace hosting brands all over the world will give you the very same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the diversity on the present site hosting marketplace is... Period.
The webspace hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a mammoth stroke 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 points of the cPanel webspace hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably covered all web page hosting industry preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Downside Number 1: A laughable domain folder structure
If you have two or more domains, though, be extra watchful not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to remove on the web server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Observe for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain name folder structure is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is situated)
public_html/my-family (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-second-domain.com (an add-on domain name)
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 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 name)
Are you growing bewildered? We unquestionably are!
Drawback Number 2: The very same mail folder structure
The email folder arrangement on the hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The admin blokes firmly fortify their faith in God when managing the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to botch things up too severely.
Drawback Number 3: A total lack of domain name manipulation interfaces
Do we need to point out the entire deficiency of a modern domain administration user interface - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domains, modify domain names' Whois details, shield the Whois info, modify/create name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a colossal weakness. An unjustifiable one, we want to add...
Weakness Number Four: Numerous login locations (minimum two, maximum 3)
How about the necessity for an additional login to make use of the invoice transaction, domain and tech support management software platform? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel hosting firm. At times, on the basis of the billing transaction platform (especially devised for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting supplier is using, the eager customers can end up with 2 extra login locations (1: the billing/domain name management tool; 2: the trouble ticket support user interface), winding up with a total of 3 user login locations (including cPanel).
Predicament Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty webspace hosting CP menus to memorize... briskly
cPanel presents to your attention 120+ areas inside the webspace hosting CP. It's an excellent idea to become acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better get to know them fast... That's quite insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel website hosting distributors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...