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 website hosting market are generated by a very insignificant marketing segment (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) known as hosting reseller. Reseller web site hosting is a sort of a small-scale marketing niche, which supplies an immense amount of different web hosting brand names, yet providing exactly the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the web space hosting offers on the whole web space hosting marketplace provide the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel hosting prices are alike. Very much alike. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/website hosting CP choice. So, there is simply one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, remark that one...
200,000 "web hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet diversely named
The web site hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us boil down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different webspace hosting brand names. Suppose you are merely a regular chap who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the website making procedures and the web page hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domain names and sites . Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any website hosting option you can choose? Sure there is, at the moment there are more than 200k web space hosting suppliers out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ different web site hosting brand names worldwide will offer you the very same cPanel web page hosting CP and platform, named in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the assortment on the current website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The web space hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple math shows that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a huge stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The pros and cons of the cPanel site hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps answered all site hosting market prerequisites. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Problem Number 1: A stupid domain folder setup
If you have two or more domains, however, be very watchful not to remove 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). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to erase on the web server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous 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 delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Examine for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain 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)
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 becoming confused? We unquestionably are!
Negative Sign No.2: The same electronic mail folder system
The electronic mail folder configuration on the web server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin guys firmly enhance their belief in God when tackling the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to screw things up too irretrievably.
Predicament No.3: An entire lack of domain name administration options
Do we need to cite the entire deficiency of a contemporary domain name management GUI - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domains' Whois information, shield the Whois info, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not have such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a major inconvenience. An unjustifiable one, we wish to add...
Shortcoming Number Four: Numerous login locations (minimum 2, max three)
What about the necessity for an additional login to utilize the invoicing transaction, domain and tech support management interface? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based website hosting company. Occasionally, on the basis of the invoice transaction tool (principally invented for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting firm is utilizing, the keen users can end up with 2 additional logins (1: the billing transaction/domain name administration menu; 2: the ticket support system), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login places (including cPanel).
Negative Sign Number Five: 120+ CP areas to pick up... quickly
cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a terrific idea to learn each of them. And you'd better get to know them briskly... That's excessively insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based site hosting distributors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...