How does cpanel-based web site hosting function?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based webspace hosting offerings on today's web site hosting market are supplied by a very inconsiderable business segment (when it comes to yearly money flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller web site hosting is a type of a small-sized marketing segment, which provides a vast number of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing exactly the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the site hosting offerings on the whole web space hosting marketplace offer absolutely the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel hosting price tags are alike. Quite identical. Giving those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other webspace hosting platform/hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is only one fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "web page hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named
The website hosting "diversity" and the web space hosting "offers" Google shows to us boil down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are just a regular bloke who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the web site development procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domain names and web portals . Are you prepared to make your web hosting selection? Is there any hosting variant you can decide upon? Sure there is, now there are more than 200k site hosting suppliers in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ unique website hosting brands all over the world will offer you precisely the same cPanel webspace hosting CP and platform, named in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the variety on the current website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The website hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple math shows that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is an enormous stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel-based webspace hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and presumably fulfilled most site hosting industry prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Point No.1: An imbecilic domain name folder system
If you have two or more domains, however, be extremely watchful not to remove fully 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 domain names are very easy to erase on the web server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located 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 wonderful cPanel's domain name folder configuration 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)
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 becoming confused? We definitely are!
Negative Point No.2: The very same e-mail folder arrangement
The electronic mail folder configuration on the web hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The admin boys strongly enhance their belief in God when tackling the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to botch things up too severely.
Problem Number 3: An absolute lack of domain manipulation menus
Do we need to cite the total deficiency of a modern domain management user interface - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domains, change domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois details, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not have such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's an immense predicament. An inexcusable one, we would like to point out...
Shortcoming Number Four: Many user login locations (min 2, max 3)
How about the necessity for an additional login to use the billing transaction, domain and tech support management user interface? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel web hosting company. Occasionally, based on the invoice transaction tool (principally tailored for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting supplier is availing of, the eager users can end up with two extra login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain name administration user interface; 2: the ticket support platform), winding up with an aggregate of three user login places (including cPanel).
Shortcoming No.5: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel areas to become acquainted with... promptly
cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty areas inside the web page hosting Control Panel. It's a fantastic idea to become familiar with each of them. And you'd better grasp them briskly... That's way too insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel site hosting corporations:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...