How does cpanel-based website hosting operate?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel web hosting offers on the current web page hosting market are supplied by a quite insubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to yearly cash flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-size business segment, which provides an enormous number of different web hosting brand names, yet offering literally the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the hosting offerings on the entire web site hosting marketplace offer exactly the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based hosting price tags are identical. Very much alike. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/site hosting CP choice. Thus, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200,000 site hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, mark that one...
200k "hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly named
The website hosting "variety" and the web space hosting "offerings" Google shows to us come down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are only an ordinary chap who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the site development processes and the site hosting platforms, which actually power the various domain names and sites . Are you prepared to make your web hosting selection? Is there any web page hosting option you can choose? Of course there is, right now there are more than 200k webspace hosting corporations in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ unique hosting brands across the world will give you precisely the same cPanel web site hosting Control Panel and platform, branded in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the assortment on the present-day web hosting marketplace is... Period.
The web space hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a mammoth stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel web page hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly met all webspace hosting industry requirements. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Point Number 1: A moronic domain folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be ultra cautious not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to delete on the server, since 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 name is a folder placed 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. Examine for yourself how amazing 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 name)
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 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 nonplussed? We undoubtedly are!
Negative Side Number 2: The same email folder setup
The email folder configuration on the web hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The admin boys strongly fortify their faith in God when coping with the electronic mail folders on the email server, hoping not to fuck things up too harshly.
Weak Side Number 3: An utter deficiency of domain administration user interfaces
Do we have to point out the absolute lack of a modern domain management menu - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domain names' Whois details, secure the Whois info, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not contain such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a huge disadvantage. An inexcusable one, we wish to add...
Negative Point No.4: Many user login places (minimum 2, maximum 3)
What about the necessity for an additional login to utilize the invoice transaction, domain name and technical support management user interface? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel web site hosting supplier. Sometimes, on the basis of the invoice transaction tool (particularly tailored for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting company is utilizing, the earnest clients can end up with two additional login locations (1: the billing/domain administration platform; 2: the ticket support software), ending up with a total of 3 login places (including cPanel).
Disadvantage Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel departments to become familiar with... promptly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the site hosting CP. It's a fine idea to memorize each one of them. And you'd better grasp them fast... That's extremely impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting service providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...