How does cpanel-based web site hosting operate?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel website hosting offers on the present-day site hosting marketplace are provided by a quite insignificant business niche (when it comes to annual capital flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller site hosting is a type of a small-size business segment, which provides a great number of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering absolutely the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98% of the web hosting offerings on the entire web space hosting marketplace furnish literally the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel website hosting prices are similar. Quite identical. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200k web site hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "web space hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named
The web space hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us come down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Assume you are simply an average person who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web page creation processes and the webspace hosting platforms, which actually power the different domains and web pages . Are you prepared to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web hosting option you can choose? Of course there is, today there are more than two hundred thousand webspace hosting providers in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique website hosting brands around the world will give you precisely the same cPanel web space hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the diversity on the present-day webspace hosting market is... Full stop.
The site hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple math shows that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a huge strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The pros and cons of the cPanel web page hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably fulfilled most web site hosting industry prerequisites. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Drawback Number One: A stupid domain name folder setup
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extremely cautious not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to remove on the hosting server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Verify for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain folder configuration 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 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)
Are you becoming baffled? We positively are!
Weakness Number Two: The same mail folder arrangement
The e-mail folder structure on the web server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin chaps firmly fortify their faith in God when dealing with the email folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to fuck things up too fatally.
Inconvenience No.3: A total lack of domain name manipulation menus
Do we need to mention the complete shortage of a contemporary domain name administration menu - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domains, alter domains' Whois information, protect the Whois info, alter/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a gigantic weakness. An inexcusable one, we wish to point out...
Predicament Number 4: Numerous login places (min 2, maximum 3)
What about the necessity for an additional login to avail of the invoicing transaction, domain name and tech support management menu? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based hosting company. Occasionally, on the basis of the invoice transaction platform (especially built for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting distributor is making use of, the enthusiastic clients can end up with 2 extra login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain name administration section; 2: the ticket support software platform), winding up with a total of 3 user login locations (counting cPanel).
Shortcoming No.5: 120+ web site hosting CP menus to become acquainted with... promptly
cPanel presents to your attention 120+ menus inside the site hosting Control Panel. It's a fabulous idea to pick up each and every one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them promptly... That's very impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel website hosting suppliers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...