How does cpanel-based web hosting work?
For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel site hosting offers on today's site hosting market are supplied by a very insubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to annual cash flow) called reseller hosting. Reseller web space hosting is a kind of a small-scale business niche, which supplies an enormous amount of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying strictly the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offers on the whole hosting market offer precisely the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting price tags are alike. Quite identical. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other web site hosting platform/site hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is just a single fact: out of more than 200k website hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
200k "web space hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet diversely dubbed
The website hosting "variety" and the site hosting "offers" Google shows to us come down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different site hosting trademarked names. Assume you are just a regular chap who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web page making processes and the site hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domain names and sites . Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any site hosting option you can opt for? Sure there is, at present there are more than two hundred thousand web page hosting service providers out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ unique web hosting brand names all over the world will offer you the very same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the diversity on today's web space hosting market is... Full stop.
The web site hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics reveals that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a gigantic stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel-based web page hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably covered all web page hosting business preconditions. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Predicament No.1: An imbecilic domain folder setup
If you have two or more domains, though, be extremely careful not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain name, 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 web hosting server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Verify for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain folder arrangement 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)
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 name)
Are you becoming confused? We positively are!
Negative Point No.2: The same mail folder arrangement
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin chums firmly fortify their belief in God when managing the mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to botch things up too badly.
Negative Sign No.3: A thorough absence of domain name management menus
Do we need to mention the total absence of a modern domain name management GUI - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, change domains' Whois info, secure the Whois info, change/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a considerable problem. An unjustifiable one, we want to point out...
Negative Aspect Number 4: Multiple user login locations (minimum 2, max three)
What about the demand for another login to avail of the billing transaction, domain name and tech support administration menu? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel web page hosting provider. At times, on the basis of the invoicing tool (especially intended for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting provider is making use of, the earnest customers can end up with two additional login places (1: the billing/domain administration software platform; 2: the trouble ticket support section), winding up with a total of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).
Downside No.5: More than 120 web space hosting Control Panel sections to pick up... briskly
cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty departments inside the hosting CP. It's a glorious idea to get familiar with each one of them. And you'd better memorize them fast... That's inordinately arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel hosting firms:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...