How does cpanel-based website hosting operate?
For your info, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel website hosting offers on the present-day web page hosting market are supplied by a very insubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to yearly money flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-sized marketing segment, which generates a great amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering strictly the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the hosting offers on the entire hosting market provide absolutely the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting price tags are identical. Very identical. Giving those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other web page hosting platform/webspace hosting CP option. So, there is merely one fact: out of more than 200,000 web page hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, note that one...
200,000 "web hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly branded
The website hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us come down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Suppose you are merely a regular person who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web site making processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domain names and web portals . Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web hosting alternative you can settle on? Of course there is, now there are more than 200k web site hosting companies 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 worldwide will give you the very same cPanel webspace hosting CP and platform, branded in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the variety on the current site hosting market is... Full stop.
The hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic shows that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a gigantic strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that an event like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...
The pros and cons of the cPanel-based web page hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly fulfilled most webspace hosting business preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Sign Number One: An imbecilic domain name folder structure
If you have two or more domain names, though, be ultra careful not to remove completely 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 very easy to erase on the server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Examine for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain folder setup 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)
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 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)
Are you getting nonplussed? We doubtlessly are!
Problem Number Two: The very same mail folder arrangement
The mail folder configuration on the web server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin chums strongly strengthen their faith in God when handling the mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too seriously.
Downside Number 3: An utter shortage of domain administration GUIs
Do we have to point out the thorough deficiency of a contemporary domain name administration GUI - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domains' Whois info, shield the Whois details, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a colossal disadvantage. An inexcusable one, we would like to add...
Disadvantage Number Four: Numerous login locations (min two, max 3)
How about the demand for an additional login to avail of the invoicing, domain name and technical support administration GUI? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based web page hosting supplier. Occasionally, depending on the billing transaction system (particularly developed for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting provider is using, the ardent clients can end up with two extra login locations (1: the billing/domain name administration interface; 2: the ticket support software), winding up with an aggregate of three user login locations (counting cPanel).
Disadvantage Number 5: More than 120 web site hosting CP departments to get familiar with... rapidly
cPanel presents to your attention 120+ departments inside the site hosting CP. It's a fantastic idea to get acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better get to know them rapidly... That's extremely impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web page hosting corporations:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...