How does cpanel site hosting operate?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel web site hosting offers on today's web site hosting market are supplied by a quite unsubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to annual money flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web space hosting is a type of a small-size business niche, which furnishes a big amount of different web hosting brands, yet supplying one and the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the hosting offers on the entire hosting market provide one and the very same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based web space hosting prices are alike. Very identical. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other web site hosting platform/web space hosting CP choice. So, there is merely a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web site hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, mind that one...
200,000 "site hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed
The web page hosting "variety" and the web space hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us come down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different hosting brand names. Assume you are merely a normal bloke who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the site making procedures and the webspace hosting platforms, which actually power the different domain names and sites . Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any webspace hosting alternative you can decide upon? Of course there is, as of now there are more than two hundred thousand web site hosting distributors in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique site hosting brands around the world will offer you literally the same cPanel site hosting CP and platform, branded in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the assortment on the contemporary web site hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The web space hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic shows that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a colossal strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...
The pros and cons of the cPanel-based site hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly met all site hosting business requirements. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Disadvantage Number 1: A moronic domain name folder arrangement
If you have two or more domain names, however, be extremely cautious not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to remove on the server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very 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. Discover for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain folder system 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 name)
public_html/my-third-wife (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-third-wife.net (an add-on domain name)
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 becoming perplexed? We absolutely are!
Downside No.2: The very same e-mail folder setup
The email folder configuration on the hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin blokes firmly increase their faith in God when handling the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to muck things up too severely.
Weakness Number Three: A thorough shortage of domain name administration tools
Do we have to mention the absolute shortage of a modern domain administration tool - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domain names' Whois details, protect the Whois info, change/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not supply such a "modern" tool at all. That's a mammoth disadvantage. An unjustifiable one, we would like to add...
Inconvenience Number 4: Many user login locations (min 2, maximum three)
What about the necessity for another login to make use of the billing, domain name and tech support administration software platform? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel website hosting supplier. Sometimes, depending on the invoice transaction system (particularly made for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting company is utilizing, the zealous users can wind up with 2 additional login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain name management section; 2: the trouble ticket support section), winding up with an aggregate of three login places (counting cPanel).
Negative Aspect Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty hosting CP sections to learn... briskly
cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty areas inside the hosting CP. It's a fine idea to become familiar with each one of them. And you'd better memorize them fast... That's excessively impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web space hosting distributors:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...