How does cpanel-based web site hosting function?
For your info, it's good to know that most of the cPanel-based web site hosting offerings on the current web page hosting market are generated by a very insubstantial business segment (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) named reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small business niche, which supplies a big number of different web hosting brand names, yet providing absolutely the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98% of the hosting offerings on the entire web site hosting marketplace furnish absolutely the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based web site hosting price tags are identical. Very much alike. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service practically no other webspace hosting platform/web page hosting Control Panel option. So, there is simply a single fact: out of more than 200,000 site hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...
200,000 "web page hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed
The web hosting "variety" and the hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us come down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different webspace hosting trademarked names. Assume you are merely an average person who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web site creation processes and the web space hosting platforms, which actually power the different domains and sites . Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any webspace hosting variant you can settle on? Of course there is, as of now there are more than two hundred thousand web space hosting vendors in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ unique web site hosting brands across the world will give you absolutely the same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how large the assortment on the current web site hosting market is... Period.
The web hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics reveals that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a gigantic stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably covered all web page hosting business requirements. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Side Number 1: A foolish domain folder setup
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extremely careful not to remove 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). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to erase on the web server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Check for yourself how great cPanel's domain folder arrangement 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)
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 bewildered? We categorically are!
Negative Point No.2: The same email folder structure
The mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chaps firmly fortify their belief in God when dealing with the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to fuck things up too irreparably.
Negative Side No.3: A total absence of domain name administration tools
Do we have to bring up the entire deficiency of a contemporary domain name administration platform - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois details, modify/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not involve such a "modern" tool at all. That's a huge drawback. An unpardonable one, we would like to add...
Negative Point No.4: Numerous login locations (minimum 2, max three)
What about the demand for another login to avail of the invoice transaction, domain and technical support management software solution? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based website hosting supplier. At times, on the basis of the billing transaction tool (principally devised for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting supplier is using, the avid users can wind up with two additional logins (1: the billing/domain administration interface; 2: the ticket support menu), winding up with a total of three login places (including cPanel).
Negative Aspect No.5: More than one hundred and twenty web page hosting Control Panel areas to pick up... promptly
cPanel presents for your consideration 120+ sections inside the web hosting CP. It's a great idea to learn each and every one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them swiftly... That's extremely impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web space hosting vendors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...