How does cpanel-based web site hosting operate?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based web page hosting offerings on today's webspace hosting marketplace are provided by a quite insubstantial marketing niche (as far as annual money flow is concerned) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a type of a small-scale marketing niche, which furnishes a huge amount of different web hosting brand names, yet providing precisely the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the webspace hosting offerings on the entire web page hosting marketplace offer literally the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based hosting prices are alike. Quite similar. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service practically no other web page hosting platform/site hosting CP choice. Thus, there is simply one single fact: out of more than 200,000 hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, mind that one...
200,000 "web site hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet diversely named
The website hosting "diversity" and the webspace hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us come down to just one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web space hosting brand names. Imagine you are only an ordinary chap who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the site making processes and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domain names and sites . Are you prepared to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web hosting variant you can pick? Of course there is, now there are more than 200,000 webspace hosting corporations in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ unique web space hosting brand names all over the world will offer you the very same cPanel hosting CP and platform, branded in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the assortment on today's website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The site hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics shows that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a colossal strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that something like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel web space hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably answered all web hosting market requirements. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Sign No.1: A ludicrous domain name folder system
If you have two or more domain names, though, be ultra attentive not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call 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 delete on the hosting server, because 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 is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Check for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain folder arrangement 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 name)
Are you becoming confused? We certainly are!
Drawback Number 2: The same e-mail folder arrangement
The e-mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin guys firmly reinforce their faith in God when handling the mail folders on the mail server, praying not to botch things up too severely.
Disadvantage No.3: A thorough lack of domain name administration interfaces
Do we have to bring up the utter lack of a contemporary domain administration tool - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, change domains' Whois details, secure the Whois details, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a gigantic weakness. An unpardonable one, we wish to point out...
Negative Point Number 4: Numerous login places (min 2, maximum three)
How about the need for another login to use the invoicing, domain name and technical support management GUI? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel web page hosting vendor. Now and then, depending on the invoicing transaction platform (principally created for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting distributor is availing of, the ardent customers can wind up with two additional logins (1: the billing transaction/domain name management section; 2: the ticket support GUI), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (including cPanel).
Downside Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty web page hosting CP menus to become familiar with... briskly
cPanel presents for your consideration 120+ departments inside the web hosting CP. It's a glorious idea to learn each of them. And you'd better memorize them quickly... That's excessively impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based site hosting firms:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...