How does cpanel-based site hosting work?
For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel website hosting offers on the present site hosting marketplace are generated by a quite unsubstantial business niche (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) known as reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small business niche, which generates a big quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying strictly the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the webspace hosting offers on the whole web space hosting market furnish strictly the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel hosting prices are similar. Very identical. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service almost no other hosting platform/webspace hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is simply one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web site hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "site hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely branded
The web hosting "diversity" and the web page hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us come down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different site hosting trademarked names. Assume you are merely an average fellow who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the website development procedures and the web page hosting platforms, which actually power the different domain names and websites . Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any web hosting alternative you can settle on? Sure there is, today there are more than 200,000 web hosting corporations out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ different website hosting brand names around the world will give you the same cPanel hosting CP and platform, labeled differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the variety on the current web site hosting marketplace is... Period.
The web page hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple arithmetic reveals that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a huge stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel web page hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps satisfied most hosting business preconditions. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Drawback Number 1: A ludicrous domain folder system
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be very careful not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to remove on the server, because they all are situated 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 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. Verify for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain folder structure is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is placed)
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)
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 puzzled? We doubtlessly are!
Problem No.2: The very same e-mail folder arrangement
The e-mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin guys firmly strengthen their faith in God when handling the e-mail folders on the email server, hoping not to botch things up too fatally.
Disadvantage Number 3: A total shortage of domain management sections
Do we need to point out the complete lack of a modern domain name manipulation tool - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, change domain names' Whois information, protect the Whois info, change/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not supply such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a huge shortcoming. An unforgivable one, we want to point out...
Negative Aspect No.4: Multiple user login locations (minimum two, max 3)
What about the demand for an additional login to access the invoice transaction, domain name and tech support management software? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel hosting company. At times, on the basis of the billing transaction system (principally intended for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting corporation is utilizing, the avid customers can end up with two extra login locations (1: the billing/domain name administration platform; 2: the ticket support system), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login places (including cPanel).
Problem Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty web page hosting Control Panel menus to memorize... quickly
cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 menus inside the web page hosting Control Panel. It's a glorious idea to get familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better learn them quickly... That's excessively insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web hosting suppliers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...