How does cpanel-based website hosting operate?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel hosting offers on today's hosting marketplace are supplied by a very unsubstantial marketing segment (as far as annual money flow is concerned) named hosting reseller. Reseller webspace hosting is a type of a small-sized business segment, which furnishes an immense number of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing literally the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web site hosting offerings on the whole site hosting market furnish one and the very same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based site hosting prices are alike. Very much alike. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service almost no other hosting platform/web site hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is simply one fact: out of more than 200,000 web space hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
200k "website hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly named
The webspace hosting "diversity" and the site hosting "offers" Google shows to us boil down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are just a normal chap who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the website development processes and the web space hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domain names and websites . Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any web space hosting variant you can decide upon? Sure there is, at the moment there are more than two hundred thousand web page hosting providers out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different web space hosting brands around the world will give you literally the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, labeled differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the assortment on the present-day hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The web space hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a gigantic stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The pros and cons of the cPanel webspace hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and presumably covered most hosting industry preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Sign Number 1: A dumb domain name folder setup
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be ultra careful not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to remove on the hosting server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular 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 attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Check for yourself how great cPanel's domain folder configuration 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)
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)
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 becoming confused? We undeniably are!
Problem Number 2: The same mail folder setup
The mail folder structure on the server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The admin blokes strongly increase their belief in God when managing the email folders on the mail server, hoping not to botch things up too severely.
Inconvenience Number Three: A complete absence of domain manipulation interfaces
Do we need to point out the absolute absence of a modern domain name manipulation user interface - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domains' Whois details, protect the Whois details, change/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not have such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a great predicament. An inexcusable one, we wish to add...
Weakness No.4: Numerous user login locations (minimum 2, maximum 3)
What about the necessity for another login to use the invoice transaction, domain and technical support management software solution? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based webspace hosting distributor. Sometimes, depending on the invoicing system (principally conceived for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting corporation is availing of, the keen customers can end up with 2 extra login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain management platform; 2: the ticket support tool), ending up with a total of 3 login places (counting cPanel).
Problem No.5: More than a hundred and twenty web space hosting Control Panel areas to pick up... rapidly
cPanel offers to your attention 120+ departments inside the site hosting Control Panel. It's a wonderful idea to grasp each and every one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them quickly... That's quite insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting corporations:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...