How does cpanel-based hosting operate?
For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel web page hosting offerings on today's web page hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite unsubstantial business segment (when it comes to yearly money flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a sort of a small-size business segment, which supplies a huge quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying precisely the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offerings on the entire hosting marketplace furnish the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel web space hosting prices are similar. Very similar. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is only one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web site hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, remark that one...
200,000 "hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet differently named
The web space hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us boil down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Assume you are merely a normal guy who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web site creation processes and the site hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domain names and web pages . Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any web site hosting variant you can pick? Of course there is, today there are more than two hundred thousand web site hosting firms in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique hosting brands around the world will give you strictly the same cPanel CP and platform, branded differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the diversity on the present webspace hosting market is... Full stop.
The web page hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple math shows that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a huge stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel webspace hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly satisfied most webspace hosting business requirements. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Disadvantage No.1: A dumb domain folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be ultra watchful not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call 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 quite easy to remove on the web hosting server, because they all are set up 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 name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Examine for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain 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)
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)
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 getting bewildered? We undeniably are!
Disadvantage Number 2: The very same mail folder system
The email folder structure on the hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin guys firmly increase their belief in God when dealing with the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to botch things up too gravely.
Drawback Number 3: A sheer deficiency of domain name manipulation sections
Do we need to refer to the sheer deficiency of a modern domain name manipulation interface - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, modify domain names' Whois information, protect the Whois information, change/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not offer such a "modern" interface at all. That's an enormous drawback. An unforgettable one, we would like to add...
Disadvantage No.4: Multiple user login places (minimum 2, max three)
What about the need for another login to access the invoicing transaction, domain and technical support management interface? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel web site hosting service provider. At times, depending on the billing transaction platform (especially developed for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting provider is using, the ardent customers can wind up with 2 extra logins (1: the billing/domain name management software solution; 2: the ticket support platform), winding up with an aggregate of three login locations (counting cPanel).
Negative Side Number Five: 120+ web hosting CP sections to become familiar with... fast
cPanel offers to your attention 120+ menus inside the web page hosting Control Panel. It's a marvelous idea to become acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them promptly... That's very impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web page hosting vendors:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...