How does cpanel-based website hosting operate?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based web site hosting offers on the current web space hosting market are generated by a quite insubstantial business niche (when it comes to yearly money flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller web site hosting is a kind of a small-size business segment, which provides a big amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing literally the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offerings on the entire web space hosting market supply precisely the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based web site hosting prices are identical. Very similar. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service almost no other hosting platform/web hosting CP alternative. So, there is just one single fact: out of more than 200,000 web page hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, note that one...
200,000 "site hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet differently labeled
The web hosting "variety" and the web page hosting "offers" Google presents to us boil down to just one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web page hosting brand names. Suppose you are merely an ordinary chap who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the site making procedures and the webspace hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domain names and web sites . Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any site hosting variant you can choose? Sure there is, at present there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting corporations out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ unique web space hosting brand names all over the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel web space hosting CP and platform, labeled in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the diversity on the current web page hosting market is... Period.
The site hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic reveals that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a huge stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that something like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel-based web site hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably satisfied all web space hosting industry preconditions. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Downside Number 1: A moronic domain folder structure
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be ultra watchful not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to erase on the hosting server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name 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 domain names, please. Observe for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain name folder system 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 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 name)
Are you getting nonplussed? We absolutely are!
Problem No.2: The same electronic mail folder structure
The e-mail folder structure on the hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin boys strongly reinforce their faith in God when dealing with the electronic mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to mess things up too irreparably.
Negative Sign Number Three: A thorough shortage of domain manipulation sections
Do we have to mention the complete deficiency of a modern domain name administration menu - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domains, alter domains' Whois information, protect the Whois info, change/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a gigantic inconvenience. An unforgivable one, we wish to point out...
Drawback Number Four: Many login locations (min two, maximum three)
How about the necessity for an extra login to use the invoice transaction, domain name and technical support administration section? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based web page hosting vendor. Now and then, depending on the billing transaction tool (particularly built for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting firm is making use of, the earnest users can wind up with two extra logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain name management software solution; 2: the trouble ticket support platform), winding up with a total of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).
Negative Point No.5: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel sections to get familiar with... fast
cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's an excellent idea to get acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better learn them promptly... That's way too impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel hosting service providers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...