How does cpanel web hosting operate?
For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel-based website hosting offers on the present website hosting market are provided by a very insignificant business niche (when it comes to annual cash flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small-size business niche, which supplies a big quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering precisely the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offers on the entire hosting market furnish the very same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel site hosting price tags are alike. Very much alike. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel option. So, there is merely one fact: out of more than 200k web hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
200,000 "site hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed
The site hosting "diversity" and the web page hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us boil down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are merely an average bloke who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the website development procedures and the web space hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domains and web sites . Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any hosting option you can pick? Of course there is, at the moment there are more than two hundred thousand web site hosting companies in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand different hosting brands around the world will give you strictly the same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the variety on today's hosting marketplace is... Period.
The webspace hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple math demonstrates that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a colossal strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel webspace hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps answered most web hosting business preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Shortcoming Number One: A stupid domain folder setup
If you have two or more domains, though, be extra careful not to remove entirely 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 very easy to delete on the hosting server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Observe for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain name folder system 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 definitely are!
Negative Side No.2: The same e-mail folder configuration
The e-mail folder arrangement on the web server is literally the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chums firmly reinforce their faith in God when dealing with the mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to muck things up too harshly.
Predicament No.3: An utter absence of domain name management interfaces
Do we need to cite the utter absence of a contemporary domain manipulation interface - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domain names' Whois information, secure the Whois details, change/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not have such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a considerable predicament. An inexcusable one, we would like to point out...
Inconvenience Number 4: Multiple login places (minimum two, max three)
What about the demand for another login to use the invoicing, domain and tech support management interface? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based web hosting vendor. At times, on the basis of the billing transaction system (particularly meant for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting supplier is availing of, the keen customers can wind up with two additional logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name management interface; 2: the ticket support platform), ending up with an aggregate of three user login places (including cPanel).
Weak Side Number Five: More than 120 webspace hosting Control Panel departments to get familiar with... fast
cPanel offers to your attention more than 120 departments inside the webspace hosting CP. It's a great idea to grasp each and every one of them. And you'd better memorize them briskly... That's quite impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web hosting suppliers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...