How does cpanel-based site hosting operate?
For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based webspace hosting offers on the current web page hosting marketplace are furnished by a very unsubstantial business niche (as far as annual money flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-sized business segment, which generates a huge number of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying one and the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the site hosting offers on the whole web page hosting market furnish strictly the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel web page hosting prices are alike. Quite similar. Giving those who require a top web hosting service almost no other hosting platform/web site hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is merely one single fact: out of more than 200k site hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
200k "webspace hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet diversely dubbed
The web hosting "variety" and the hosting "offers" Google presents to us come down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different hosting brand names. Imagine you are only a normal chap who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the website creation procedures and the site hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domain names and web pages . Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any web site hosting alternative you can settle on? Sure there is, now there are more than 200,000 web space hosting providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ unique webspace hosting brand names across the world will give you strictly the same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the assortment on the contemporary web space hosting market is... Period.
The webspace hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics reveals that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting company is an immense stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel-based webspace hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and perhaps satisfied all website hosting business requirements. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Point Number 1: A ludicrous domain name folder system
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be ultra cautious not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to remove on the hosting server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Decide for yourself how great cPanel's domain name folder setup 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)
Are you getting nonplussed? We categorically are!
Negative Sign Number Two: The very same mail folder system
The electronic mail folder configuration on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The admin chums strongly enhance their faith in God when tackling the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to screw things up too gravely.
Inconvenience No.3: A thorough deficiency of domain management sections
Do we have to refer to the sheer absence of a contemporary domain manipulation tool - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, modify domain names' Whois details, secure the Whois details, edit/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not contain such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a gigantic predicament. An unpardonable one, we would like to point out...
Negative Point Number 4: Many login places (min 2, max three)
How about the demand for an extra login to access the invoicing transaction, domain and tech support administration software? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel webspace hosting service provider. Occasionally, depending on the invoicing tool (especially conceived for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting firm is availing of, the devoted clients can wind up with two additional login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain name management software; 2: the ticket support software platform), ending up with a total of three user login locations (including cPanel).
Negative Side Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty website hosting CP departments to become acquainted with... quickly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the Control Panel. It's a wonderful idea to become acquainted with each of them. And you'd better grasp them rapidly... That's way too arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web space hosting distributors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...