How does cpanel-based web hosting function?
For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel-based hosting offerings on the present web page hosting market are supplied by a quite inconsiderable marketing segment (when it comes to annual cash flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller site hosting is a sort of a small-sized business segment, which supplies an immense quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering the very same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the web page hosting offers on the whole webspace hosting marketplace offer one and the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel website hosting price tags are identical. Very identical. Giving those who require a top web hosting service almost no other web site hosting platform/web site hosting Control Panel option. So, there is only one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web page hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, mind that one...
200k "web page hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed
The web site hosting "variety" and the web space hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us come down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different site hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are just a normal guy who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the site making processes and the web page hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domain names and web sites . Are you prepared to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web page hosting variant you can pick? Sure there is, at the moment there are more than 200,000 web page hosting firms out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ unique web space hosting brands across the world will offer you the very same cPanel webspace hosting CP and platform, named in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the assortment on the current web space hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The site hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic shows that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a mammoth strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that something like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel web page hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably answered all web space hosting industry preconditions. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Downside No.1: An idiotic domain name folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extra careful not to remove entirely 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 easy to delete on the hosting server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Determine for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain name folder structure 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 name)
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 name)
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 growing perplexed? We doubtlessly are!
Predicament No.2: The very same e-mail folder setup
The electronic mail folder structure on the web hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin chaps strongly enhance their belief in God when handling the electronic mail folders on the email server, praying not to botch things up too irreparably.
Weak Point Number Three: A sheer shortage of domain administration GUIs
Do we need to bring up the thorough lack of a contemporary domain name administration platform - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domain names' Whois info, shield the Whois details, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "modern" section at all. That's a gigantic inconvenience. An unforgettable one, we want to add...
Negative Side Number 4: Numerous login places (minimum 2, max 3)
What about the need for an additional login to utilize the invoicing transaction, domain name and technical support administration section? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based webspace hosting company. Now and then, depending on the invoicing transaction tool (particularly made for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting provider is utilizing, the devoted users can end up with two additional login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name management user interface; 2: the trouble ticket support interface), ending up with a total of 3 login places (counting cPanel).
Negative Sign Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty CP areas to get acquainted with... briskly
cPanel offers to your attention more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the hosting CP. It's a remarkable idea to pick up each of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them briskly... That's very arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web hosting distributors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...