How does cpanel-based hosting operate?
For your info, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel web hosting offerings on the present website hosting market are provided by a very inconsiderable business segment (when it comes to yearly cash flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a type of a small-size marketing niche, which provides a huge number of different web hosting brands, yet offering absolutely the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offerings on the entire web page hosting marketplace supply exactly the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel web space hosting prices are identical. Quite identical. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other web page hosting platform/web page hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is simply one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "web hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet diversely named
The webspace hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us come down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Imagine you are simply an ordinary guy who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the website development processes and the web space hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domain names and web sites . Are you prepared to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web site hosting alternative you can select? Of course there is, at present there are more than 200,000 site hosting suppliers in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ different web site hosting brand names worldwide will offer you strictly the same cPanel web page hosting CP and platform, branded differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the assortment on the present web space hosting market is... Full stop.
The webspace hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple math reveals that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a colossal stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel-based site hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly fulfilled most web site hosting market demands. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Side Number One: An idiotic domain folder setup
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be ultra cautious not to delete entirely 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 very 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 name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Observe for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain name folder setup 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 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 growing nonplussed? We unquestionably are!
Downside Number Two: The same e-mail folder setup
The e-mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin chaps strongly fortify their faith in God when coping with the electronic mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to screw things up too irretrievably.
Negative Aspect Number Three: An utter absence of domain management sections
Do we need to point out the thorough lack of a modern domain name management menu - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domains' Whois information, protect the Whois details, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not supply such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a great predicament. An unforgivable one, we want to point out...
Problem Number 4: Many user login locations (minimum 2, maximum 3)
What about the demand for an additional login to avail of the invoicing, domain and tech support administration section? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel hosting service provider. Sometimes, based on the billing transaction platform (particularly conceived for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting firm is availing of, the eager users can wind up with 2 extra login places (1: the invoicing/domain name management software platform; 2: the trouble ticket support user interface), ending up with an aggregate of 3 user login locations (counting cPanel).
Negative Sign No.5: More than 120 website hosting CP areas to memorize... swiftly
cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 sections inside the webspace hosting CP. It's a fine idea to become acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better pick them up promptly... That's very impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web space hosting companies:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...