How does cpanel-based web site hosting work?
For your info, it's good to know that most of the cPanel web hosting offers on the contemporary web page hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite inconsiderable marketing niche (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller web page hosting is a kind of a small-scale business niche, which provides a huge quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering the very same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the web page hosting offerings on the entire web hosting marketplace furnish the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel web page hosting price tags are alike. Very similar. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service almost no other webspace hosting platform/web page hosting CP option. Thus, there is simply a single fact: out of more than 200,000 web page hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, note that one...
200k "web site hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named
The web hosting "variety" and the web page hosting "offerings" Google shows to us boil down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Imagine you are only a regular bloke who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web page creation processes and the web page hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domains and web pages . Are you prepared to make your hosting choice? Is there any webspace hosting option you can pick? Of course there is, at the moment there are more than two hundred thousand web site hosting service providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ unique web site hosting brands all over the world will give you literally the same cPanel web page hosting Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the diversity on the current hosting market is... Full stop.
The hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics reveals that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a huge stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that something like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel web hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly covered most web page hosting market prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Disadvantage Number One: A ludicrous domain name folder structure
If you have two or more domains, though, be extremely attentive not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to erase on the web server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very well known 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 remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Determine for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain folder structure 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)
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)
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 baffled? We undeniably are!
Drawback Number 2: The same email folder structure
The electronic mail folder structure on the server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Making the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chaps strongly reinforce their belief in God when tackling the mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to botch things up too seriously.
Weak Side Number 3: A thorough lack of domain name administration sections
Do we have to refer to the total absence of a contemporary domain name management platform - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, alter domains' Whois info, shield the Whois info, modify/create name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" menu at all. That's an enormous problem. An inexcusable one, we wish to point out...
Inconvenience Number 4: Multiple user login locations (min two, maximum three)
What about the necessity for an extra login to make use of the invoicing transaction, domain name and technical support management interface? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based web site hosting company. Now and then, based on the invoicing transaction platform (principally intended for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting supplier is making use of, the avid users can wind up with two additional login locations (1: the invoicing/domain name administration user interface; 2: the ticket support user interface), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login places (counting cPanel).
Predicament No.5: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting CP sections to get acquainted with... briskly
cPanel presents to your attention 120+ sections inside the hosting CP. It's a terrific idea to grasp each of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them quickly... That's excessively arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web hosting vendors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...