How does cpanel-based web site hosting function?
For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based web space hosting offers on the contemporary web site hosting market are supplied by a quite inconsiderable marketing segment (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) known as reseller hosting. Reseller site hosting is a kind of a small-scale business niche, which furnishes a vast quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing strictly the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the hosting offerings on the entire web hosting marketplace supply one and the very same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel web page hosting prices are similar. Very much alike. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other webspace hosting platform/site hosting CP option. Thus, there is merely a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web page hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, remark that one...
200k "web space hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet differently branded
The website hosting "diversity" and the web page hosting "offerings" Google presents to us boil down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different website hosting trademarked names. Assume you are just a regular chap who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the site development procedures and the web space hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domains and web portals . Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any web site hosting variant you can choose? Of course there is, now there are more than 200k web page hosting companies in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ different web page hosting brand names in the world will offer you precisely the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, branded differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the diversity on the contemporary webspace hosting market is... Full stop.
The web space hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a mammoth stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel-based webspace hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly answered all web site hosting business requirements. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Inconvenience Number One: A laughable domain name folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be very cautious not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to erase on the web hosting server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Check for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain name folder arrangement is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is located)
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)
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 bewildered? We doubtlessly are!
Negative Sign Number Two: The same electronic mail folder structure
The electronic mail folder structure on the web hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The admin chaps strongly enhance their belief in God when coping with the e-mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to mess things up too severely.
Predicament No.3: A sheer absence of domain name manipulation options
Do we need to refer to the total absence of a modern domain administration platform - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domain names' Whois details, secure the Whois info, change/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" tool at all. That's a huge predicament. An unpardonable one, we would like to add...
Predicament Number Four: Numerous login locations (min 2, max three)
What about the necessity for an extra login to avail of the invoicing, domain name and tech support administration platform? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel web space hosting provider. At times, on the basis of the invoicing system (principally designed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting corporation is availing of, the devoted clients can end up with two additional logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain administration menu; 2: the ticket support user interface), ending up with a total of three user login locations (including cPanel).
Problem Number Five: More than 120 web page hosting Control Panel menus to pick up... fast
cPanel presents for your consideration more than 120 areas inside the webspace hosting Control Panel. It's a fine idea to become acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them quickly... That's very arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web space hosting distributors:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...