How does cpanel-based web hosting work?
For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel web hosting offerings on the current web page hosting market are supplied by a quite insignificant business niche (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) called hosting reseller. Reseller web space hosting is a type of a small-scale marketing niche, which generates a huge amount of different web hosting brands, yet offering exactly the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the web space hosting offers on the entire web page hosting market supply strictly the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel website hosting prices are alike. Very similar. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other site hosting platform/web site hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is simply a single fact: out of more than 200,000 web site hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "web page hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely branded
The web space hosting "variety" and the web space hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us boil down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are just an ordinary person who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the web page development procedures and the web space hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domain names and web pages . Are you prepared to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web space hosting alternative you can decide upon? Sure there is, now there are more than 200k web hosting distributors out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand different web page hosting brands across the world will give you the very same cPanel webspace hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the variety on the present web site hosting market is... Period.
The site hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math shows that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a huge strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that an event like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel website hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably answered all hosting business preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Sign No.1: A moronic domain folder system
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be very careful not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub 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 server, because they all are set up 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. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Examine for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain folder structure 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 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)
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 unquestionably are!
Negative Sign Number 2: The same email folder structure
The email folder configuration on the web server is literally the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes strongly fortify their faith in God when tackling the mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to botch things up too harshly.
Disadvantage Number Three: An utter absence of domain administration user interfaces
Do we need to refer to the sheer deficiency of a modern domain manipulation menu - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domains, alter domains' Whois info, shield the Whois information, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a great inconvenience. An unforgettable one, we wish to point out...
Negative Point Number 4: Numerous user login places (min 2, max 3)
How about the need for an additional login to avail of the invoicing transaction, domain name and tech support management interface? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based web page hosting firm. At times, on the basis of the invoice transaction tool (particularly meant for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting provider is availing of, the earnest customers can end up with two extra login locations (1: the billing/domain name administration software; 2: the trouble ticket support software solution), ending up with a total of 3 login locations (including cPanel).
Drawback Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty web page hosting CP areas to become acquainted with... briskly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty areas inside the webspace hosting Control Panel. It's a remarkable idea to become acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better pick them up rapidly... That's very impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based webspace hosting suppliers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...