How does cpanel-based site hosting operate?
For your info, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel-based webspace hosting offers on the present-day web page hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite insignificant business niche (when it comes to annual money flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller webspace hosting is a sort of a small business niche, which provides a great number of different web hosting brand names, yet providing exactly the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the webspace hosting offers on the entire web page hosting market offer precisely the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based hosting prices are alike. Very similar. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service practically no other web space hosting platform/webspace hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is just 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 two percent, note that one...
200,000 "hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly named
The web page hosting "variety" and the web space hosting "offerings" Google shows to us come down to just one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different website hosting trademarked names. Assume you are just an ordinary person who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the site creation processes and the webspace hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domains and web portals . Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any website hosting alternative you can pick? Of course there is, now there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting corporations out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ different webspace hosting brands in the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel web page hosting Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the diversity on the present hosting marketplace is... Period.
The web space hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math shows that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a great stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that something like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel-based site hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably met all webspace hosting industry prerequisites. In brief, 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: An idiotic domain folder system
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extra watchful not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to erase on the hosting server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Examine 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)
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 getting confused? We categorically are!
Negative Point Number Two: The same e-mail folder setup
The mail folder arrangement on the web server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin boys strongly fortify their belief in God when tackling the email folders on the mail server, hoping not to muck things up too harshly.
Drawback No.3: An utter lack of domain management user interfaces
Do we have to cite the complete lack of a contemporary domain manipulation platform - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, modify domains' Whois info, shield the Whois info, change/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a colossal inconvenience. An unjustifiable one, we wish to point out...
Negative Sign Number Four: Numerous login places (minimum two, maximum three)
What about the demand for an extra login to avail of the invoice transaction, domain and tech support management software solution? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based web page hosting company. Now and then, depending on the invoice transaction platform (particularly created for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting supplier is availing of, the earnest customers can end up with two additional login places (1: the invoicing/domain management user interface; 2: the trouble ticket support menu), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).
Negative Side Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty site hosting Control Panel departments to become acquainted with... swiftly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than 120 areas inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a fabulous idea to get acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them swiftly... That's extremely insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web site hosting suppliers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...