How does cpanel-based hosting operate?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based web hosting offerings on the current web hosting market are provided by a very insubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to annual cash flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller webspace hosting is a sort of a small-scale business segment, which provides a great amount of different web hosting brands, yet supplying precisely the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the hosting offers on the whole web page hosting market furnish the very same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based web site hosting price tags are identical. Very identical. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other web space hosting platform/web site hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is only one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, note that one...
200k "web hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely labeled
The web hosting "diversity" and the site hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us come down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are simply an average fellow who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the web site making procedures and the web space hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domains and web portals . Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any hosting option you can opt for? Sure there is, today there are more than two hundred thousand hosting companies out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ unique web hosting brand names around the world will give you the very same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, branded differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the variety on the present hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The site hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a colossal stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel-based webspace hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and presumably satisfied all web site hosting industry preconditions. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Disadvantage Number One: A laughable domain name folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extra attentive not to erase entirely 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). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to erase on the web server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very famous 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 try not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Observe for yourself how fabulous 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 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 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)
Are you becoming disorientated? We positively are!
Problem Number 2: The same email folder structure
The mail folder structure on the server is literally the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin chaps strongly fortify their faith in God when dealing with the email folders on the mail server, hoping not to mess things up too gravely.
Predicament No.3: An entire lack of domain name administration user interfaces
Do we need to refer to the total absence of a modern domain name management tool - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, edit domains' Whois information, shield the Whois information, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a gigantic predicament. An unforgivable one, we want to add...
Drawback Number 4: Multiple login places (min two, max three)
What about the need for another login to utilize the billing, domain name and technical support management section? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel website hosting corporation. Occasionally, on the basis of the invoicing transaction system (especially tailored for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting supplier is availing of, the ardent users can end up with two additional logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name management software solution; 2: the ticket support system), winding up with an aggregate of three user login locations (counting cPanel).
Shortcoming No.5: More than a hundred and twenty hosting Control Panel areas to grasp... briskly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 sections inside the hosting CP. It's a fabulous idea to become familiar with each of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them quickly... That's inordinately impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, 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? Mark that one too...