How does cpanel-based site hosting operate?
For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel webspace hosting offerings on the present-day web page hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite insignificant business niche (when it comes to annual capital flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller site hosting is a sort of a small-sized marketing niche, which provides an immense amount of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying the very same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the web page hosting offerings on the whole site hosting market furnish precisely the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based web space hosting price tags are identical. Very much alike. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service almost no other web page hosting platform/hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is simply a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand site hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, note that one...
200,000 "site hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely branded
The hosting "variety" and the web space hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us come down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Imagine you are merely an ordinary person who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the website making processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domains and web pages . Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web site hosting variant you can choose? Sure there is, now there are more than two hundred thousand web page hosting providers out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ unique website hosting brands in the world will give you precisely the same cPanel web page hosting CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the variety on the present-day hosting market is... Full stop.
The web page hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics reveals that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a mammoth stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that an event like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and presumably answered most web hosting industry prerequisites. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Aspect No.1: An imbecilic domain folder setup
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extremely attentive not to remove 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). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to delete on the web server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Check for yourself how wonderful 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)
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 name)
Are you growing confused? We categorically are!
Drawback Number Two: The same email folder arrangement
The e-mail folder configuration on the hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin chaps strongly strengthen their faith in God when managing the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to mess things up too severely.
Weakness No.3: An absolute deficiency of domain name administration tools
Do we have to refer to the sheer lack of a modern domain name manipulation GUI - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, change domains' Whois info, secure the Whois information, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not supply such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a great shortcoming. An unjustifiable one, we want to point out...
Problem No.4: Numerous user login locations (minimum two, max 3)
What about the demand for an additional login to make use of the invoicing transaction, domain name and tech support management interface? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based web space hosting firm. Sometimes, on the basis of the invoice transaction system (especially invented for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting corporation is utilizing, the zealous clients can end up with two extra login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name administration GUI; 2: the ticket support platform), ending up with an aggregate of three user login locations (including cPanel).
Disadvantage Number Five: More than 120 website hosting CP sections to become familiar with... swiftly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than 120 departments inside the web page hosting Control Panel. It's a great idea to learn each one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them swiftly... That's extremely impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based site hosting vendors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...