How does cpanel-based website hosting operate?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel hosting offerings on the contemporary web hosting marketplace are generated by a very insignificant marketing segment (when it comes to yearly cash flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a type of a small-sized marketing segment, which provides a vast number of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering strictly the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98% of the website hosting offers on the whole website hosting marketplace furnish the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel web space hosting prices are similar. Very much alike. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/website hosting CP option. Thus, there is simply one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand site hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, mind that one...
200k "web site hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet differently labeled
The hosting "diversity" and the web page hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us boil down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different webspace hosting brand names. Imagine you are only an average fellow who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the web page making processes and the web space hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domains and online portals . Are you prepared to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web hosting variant you can pick? Sure there is, as of now there are more than two hundred thousand site hosting suppliers out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand different webspace hosting brand names across the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, branded in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the diversity on the present website hosting market is... Full stop.
The web hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics reveals that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a colossal strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel website hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and presumably fulfilled all web page hosting industry preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Predicament Number One: A stupid domain name folder setup
If you have two or more domain names, though, be very attentive not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to erase on the web hosting server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Determine for yourself how great cPanel's domain folder structure 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)
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 getting confused? We certainly are!
Weakness Number 2: The very same electronic mail folder setup
The mail folder arrangement on the server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Making the same error twice?!? The admin guys firmly increase their faith in God when handling the e-mail folders on the email server, hoping not to muck things up too seriously.
Inconvenience Number Three: An entire absence of domain administration tools
Do we need to mention the absolute lack of a modern domain name management tool - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domains' Whois information, shield the Whois information, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not include such a "modern" tool at all. That's a major inconvenience. An unjustifiable one, we wish to point out...
Shortcoming Number Four: Many login locations (min 2, maximum three)
What about the necessity for another login to utilize the billing transaction, domain and tech support management interface? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel web hosting company. Now and then, depending on the invoicing system (especially created for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting service provider is utilizing, the eager users can end up with 2 extra login places (1: the billing/domain name management software platform; 2: the ticket support GUI), winding up with a total of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).
Inconvenience Number 5: More than 120 site hosting CP areas to grasp... fast
cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the Control Panel. It's a wonderful idea to get familiar with each one of them. And you'd better grasp them swiftly... That's inordinately impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web space hosting firms:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...