How does cpanel-based hosting work?
For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based hosting offerings on the contemporary web site hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite insubstantial business segment (when it comes to annual capital flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller hosting is a type of a small-scale business niche, which furnishes a big quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying exactly the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the site hosting offers on the whole hosting marketplace furnish the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel web space hosting price tags are similar. Quite similar. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service almost no other web space hosting platform/web page hosting CP choice. Thus, there is just one single fact: out of more than 200k hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, remark that one...
200k "web site hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely labeled
The website hosting "variety" and the hosting "offerings" Google shows to us come down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web site hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are simply an average guy who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the site making procedures and the web site hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domain names and websites . Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any web page hosting variant you can decide upon? Sure there is, at present there are more than 200,000 web page hosting corporations out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique web hosting brand names in the world will give you the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, branded in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the diversity on the present-day web site hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The web site hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic reveals that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a huge stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel web hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly satisfied all hosting business requirements. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Point Number One: An imbecilic domain name folder system
If you have two or more domains, though, be very careful not to remove completely 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). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to delete 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 is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Verify for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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 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 name)
Are you getting baffled? We undeniably are!
Disadvantage Number Two: The very same electronic mail folder system
The electronic mail folder structure on the web server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The admin blokes firmly enhance their belief in God when coping with the email folders on the email server, hoping not to screw things up too severely.
Predicament No.3: A sheer shortage of domain name manipulation GUIs
Do we have to point out the entire absence of a modern domain management tool - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, change domain names' Whois info, shield the Whois information, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not offer such a "modern" GUI at all. That's a major disadvantage. An unpardonable one, we wish to add...
Disadvantage Number Four: Many login locations (min 2, maximum three)
What about the necessity for another login to access the billing transaction, domain name and technical support administration tool? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel site hosting corporation. Occasionally, on the basis of the invoice transaction system (particularly built for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting company is making use of, the zealous clients can end up with 2 additional logins (1: the invoicing/domain management GUI; 2: the ticket support system), ending up with a total of 3 login locations (including cPanel).
Problem Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting CP sections to pick up... briskly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the web site hosting CP. It's a remarkable idea to become acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them fast... That's excessively impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting corporations:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...