How does cpanel-based web hosting work?
For your info, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel-based web space hosting offers on today's web hosting marketplace are generated by a very insubstantial business segment (when it comes to annual capital flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller web page hosting is a kind of a small business niche, which supplies a great number of different web hosting brands, yet supplying the very same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the hosting offers on the whole website hosting market offer strictly the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based webspace hosting price tags are similar. Quite identical. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/website hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is just a single fact: out of more than 200k hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "site hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed
The web hosting "diversity" and the web page hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us come down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different webspace hosting brand names. Imagine you are simply an ordinary guy who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web page making procedures and the web space hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domains and sites . Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any webspace hosting variant you can pick? Of course there is, these days there are more than 200,000 web hosting providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ unique site hosting brand names worldwide will give you literally the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the variety on the contemporary web page hosting marketplace is... Period.
The webspace hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics reveals that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a colossal stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel-based web site hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and perhaps fulfilled most website hosting business preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Disadvantage Number 1: A moronic domain name folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be very attentive not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to delete on the hosting server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Examine for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain name folder setup 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)
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 getting confused? We absolutely are!
Downside No.2: The very same mail folder system
The mail folder arrangement on the server is literally the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin blokes strongly reinforce their belief in God when coping with the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to mess things up too severely.
Weak Side No.3: An utter deficiency of domain management sections
Do we need to mention the absolute lack of a modern domain administration interface - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domains' Whois details, protect the Whois info, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not involve such a "modern" interface at all. That's a considerable problem. An unjustifiable one, we want to point out...
Negative Aspect No.4: Numerous user login places (minimum two, maximum 3)
What about the demand for an additional login to utilize the invoicing transaction, domain name and tech support management platform? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel site hosting vendor. At times, on the basis of the invoicing transaction tool (principally made for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting supplier is utilizing, the keen users can wind up with 2 extra login locations (1: the billing/domain administration system; 2: the trouble ticket support system), winding up with an aggregate of three login locations (including cPanel).
Negative Side Number Five: More than 120 website hosting Control Panel areas to get acquainted with... quickly
cPanel offers to your attention 120+ departments inside the site hosting Control Panel. It's a fantastic idea to get acquainted with each of them. And you'd better memorize them promptly... That's quite impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based site hosting firms:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...