How does cpanel website hosting function?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based website hosting offers on the contemporary web page hosting marketplace are provided by a very inconsiderable marketing niche (when it comes to yearly cash flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller webspace hosting is a kind of a small-scale marketing segment, which supplies an enormous number of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing absolutely the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the whole site hosting market provide the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel webspace hosting prices are similar. Very much alike. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other hosting platform/CP option. Thus, there is merely a single fact: out of more than 200k web site hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, note that one...
200k "site hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named
The web space hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us boil down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different webspace hosting brand names. Imagine you are simply an ordinary fellow who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the site making processes and the web space hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domains and websites . Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any web space hosting option you can select? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than 200k hosting corporations in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ different site hosting brand names around the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel webspace hosting CP and platform, labeled in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the variety on the current hosting market is... Full stop.
The web site hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple math demonstrates that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is an immense stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel webspace hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly satisfied all web site hosting market requirements. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Inconvenience No.1: A ludicrous domain name folder setup
If you have two or more domain names, however, be very attentive not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to delete on the hosting server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very 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 delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Examine for yourself how great cPanel's domain folder system is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is situated)
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)
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 getting disorientated? We surely are!
Predicament No.2: The same mail folder setup
The electronic mail folder structure on the web hosting server is literally the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin guys firmly fortify their belief in God when coping with the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to muck things up too seriously.
Inconvenience No.3: A sheer lack of domain name manipulation sections
Do we have to mention the complete absence of a modern domain administration platform - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domains, edit domains' Whois details, protect the Whois info, change/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not include such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a huge shortcoming. An inexcusable one, we want to add...
Negative Aspect No.4: Many login places (min 2, max three)
What about the necessity for another login to use the invoicing transaction, domain and tech support administration software platform? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based web site hosting company. Occasionally, based on the invoicing transaction platform (particularly devised for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting company is utilizing, the ardent customers can wind up with 2 additional login places (1: the invoicing/domain name management system; 2: the ticket support software platform), winding up with an aggregate of three user login places (counting cPanel).
Inconvenience Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting CP areas to become acquainted with... fast
cPanel offers to your attention more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the web site hosting Control Panel. It's a great idea to pick up each one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them fast... That's excessively impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web hosting firms:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...