How does cpanel-based web site hosting work?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel web space hosting offers on the present website hosting market are furnished by a very insignificant marketing niche (when it comes to annual capital flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller web site hosting is a sort of a small-size marketing segment, which generates an enormous number of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing literally the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web page hosting offerings on the entire website hosting market provide one and the very same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based web space hosting prices are similar. Very similar. Giving those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other web page hosting platform/web space hosting CP alternative. So, there is merely a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, mark that one...
200k "website hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly labeled
The web site hosting "variety" and the web space hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us come down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different site hosting trademarked names. Assume you are only an ordinary bloke who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the website creation procedures and the web space hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domains and online portals . Are you prepared to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web site hosting option you can decide upon? Of course there is, at present there are more than 200,000 web space hosting suppliers in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ unique hosting brands all over the world will give you the same cPanel web space hosting CP and platform, labeled differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the diversity on the current webspace hosting market is... Full stop.
The web page hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a big strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel-based website hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and perhaps fulfilled all web space hosting business demands. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Inconvenience Number 1: A ludicrous domain folder system
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extra watchful not to remove completely 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). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to erase on the web server, since 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 name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Examine for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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 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)
Are you getting nonplussed? We definitely are!
Inconvenience Number 2: The very same electronic mail folder configuration
The email folder configuration on the hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin boys strongly increase their faith in God when tackling the email folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to botch things up too gravely.
Predicament Number Three: A sheer shortage of domain name administration menus
Do we need to cite the absolute shortage of a contemporary domain administration interface - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domains' Whois info, protect the Whois details, modify/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not include such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a big downside. An unforgettable one, we would like to point out...
Negative Aspect Number Four: Multiple user login places (min 2, maximum three)
What about the demand for an extra login to utilize the billing transaction, domain name and tech support administration user interface? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based web site hosting corporation. Now and then, on the basis of the billing transaction system (principally devised for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting company is availing of, the ardent customers can wind up with two extra logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain management GUI; 2: the ticket support user interface), ending up with a total of three user login locations (including cPanel).
Negative Aspect Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty hosting Control Panel menus to grasp... swiftly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the webspace hosting Control Panel. It's a fine idea to become acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them promptly... That's inordinately insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web site hosting providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...