How does cpanel-based web site hosting work?
For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel-based website hosting offerings on today's website hosting marketplace are supplied by a very insignificant business segment (when it comes to yearly money flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a sort of a small-sized business niche, which supplies a vast amount of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing literally the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the web site hosting offers on the whole web space hosting market offer literally the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel hosting prices are identical. Very identical. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other web space hosting platform/webspace hosting CP alternative. So, there is merely one fact: out of more than 200,000 web space hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, mind that one...
200k "web page hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet differently named
The web hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us boil down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web page hosting brand names. Assume you are only an average guy who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the website development processes and the web page hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domains and websites . Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any webspace hosting variant you can decide upon? Sure there is, today there are more than 200k site hosting distributors out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different web site hosting brands in the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel web space hosting CP and platform, labeled differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the variety on the current web page hosting market is... Period.
The site hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics reveals that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a great stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel web page hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly met most web page hosting business prerequisites. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Predicament No.1: A stupid domain name folder setup
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be very watchful not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to delete on the server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Examine for yourself how great cPanel's domain folder arrangement 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)
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 growing baffled? We definitely are!
Problem No.2: The very same electronic mail folder system
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the web server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin blokes firmly fortify their faith in God when dealing with the email folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to muck things up too severely.
Predicament Number Three: A thorough lack of domain name administration tools
Do we have to bring up the absolute absence of a modern domain name manipulation menu - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domains' Whois information, shield the Whois info, alter/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a great shortcoming. An inexcusable one, we wish to point out...
Inconvenience Number Four: Numerous login places (min two, maximum 3)
What about the demand for an additional login to avail of the billing, domain and technical support management software solution? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based website hosting distributor. Now and then, based on the invoicing transaction platform (principally tailored for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting supplier is utilizing, the earnest customers can wind up with two additional logins (1: the billing transaction/domain name management user interface; 2: the ticket support software solution), winding up with an aggregate of 3 user login places (including cPanel).
Negative Side Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting CP departments to learn... swiftly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty departments inside the web space hosting CP. It's a fabulous idea to grasp each one of them. And you'd better get to know them quickly... That's very impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web page hosting service providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...