How does cpanel-based web hosting work?
For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based hosting offerings on the contemporary web page hosting market are furnished by a quite insubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to annual cash flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-size business niche, which furnishes a great amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing literally the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the site hosting offerings on the whole web hosting market supply the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel web page hosting prices are similar. Very much alike. Giving those who need a top web hosting service practically no other web space hosting platform/site hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is just one fact: out of more than 200k web hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
200,000 "hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet differently labeled
The web site hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google shows to us come down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web space hosting brand names. Imagine you are only an ordinary chap who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the website development procedures and the webspace hosting platforms, which actually power the different domain names and web pages . Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any web hosting option you can pick? Sure there is, at the moment there are more than 200,000 web site hosting distributors out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand different web site hosting brand names all over the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel web space hosting CP and platform, branded differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the variety on the contemporary web space hosting marketplace is... Period.
The webspace hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple math shows that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is an immense 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 pluses and minuses of the cPanel-based web site hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly fulfilled most website hosting business demands. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Sign No.1: A foolish domain folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extra careful not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to remove on the server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Verify for yourself how great cPanel's domain folder structure 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 name)
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 growing nonplussed? We absolutely are!
Drawback Number 2: The very same email folder system
The e-mail folder configuration on the server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Making the same error twice?!? The admin guys firmly increase their faith in God when handling the e-mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to muck things up too fatally.
Negative Sign Number 3: A sheer lack of domain administration user interfaces
Do we have to refer to the sheer deficiency of a modern domain name administration tool - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domains' Whois details, shield the Whois details, change/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "modern" tool at all. That's a huge predicament. An unpardonable one, we wish to add...
Shortcoming Number 4: Multiple user login locations (min two, maximum three)
What about the necessity for an additional login to avail of the invoicing, domain and tech support administration tool? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based web space hosting corporation. Occasionally, depending on the invoice transaction tool (particularly designed for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting service provider is making use of, the enthusiastic clients can wind up with two additional login places (1: the invoicing/domain administration menu; 2: the ticket support system), winding up with a total of 3 user login places (including cPanel).
Negative Side Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty web space hosting Control Panel areas to get to know... rapidly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty departments inside the site hosting Control Panel. It's a fine idea to memorize each and every one of them. And you'd better grasp them quickly... That's very insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel hosting firms:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...