How does cpanel-based web site hosting work?
For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel site hosting offerings on the contemporary web page hosting marketplace are furnished by a very insubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to annual cash flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller hosting is a type of a small business niche, which provides a vast amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying absolutely the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the web page hosting offerings on the entire web site hosting marketplace supply one and the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel web site hosting prices are similar. Very similar. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other web space hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is just one single fact: out of more than 200k site hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, mark that one...
200k "webspace hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly labeled
The web hosting "variety" and the web site hosting "offers" Google reveals to us boil down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different webspace hosting brand names. Assume you are only an ordinary person who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the web page creation procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domain names and sites . Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any hosting alternative you can select? Of course there is, at the moment there are more than 200,000 web hosting corporations out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ different site hosting brand names across the world will give you absolutely the same cPanel Control Panel and platform, labeled in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the diversity on today's webspace hosting market is... Full stop.
The web hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple math reveals that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a great stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel website hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and perhaps answered all web site hosting industry requirements. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Inconvenience Number 1: A foolish domain folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be very watchful not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to 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 simple to delete on the hosting server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Decide for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain folder configuration 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 name)
public_html/my-third-domain.com (an add-on domain name)
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 baffled? We positively are!
Negative Sign Number Two: The very same mail folder configuration
The mail folder configuration on the server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin chums strongly enhance their faith in God when tackling the mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to mess things up too fatally.
Negative Side Number Three: A total absence of domain management options
Do we have to refer to the entire deficiency of a modern domain name manipulation menu - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, change domains' Whois details, shield the Whois information, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not contain such a "modern" section at all. That's a mammoth drawback. An unforgettable one, we wish to point out...
Drawback No.4: Multiple login locations (minimum two, max three)
What about the need for an extra login to avail of the invoicing, domain name and technical support management software? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel web space hosting vendor. Now and then, based on the invoicing transaction platform (especially devised for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting distributor is availing of, the eager users can wind up with two additional login places (1: the billing transaction/domain name administration platform; 2: the trouble ticket support user interface), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).
Downside No.5: More than one hundred and twenty website hosting CP departments to get acquainted with... briskly
cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the site hosting CP. It's a fantastic idea to get acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them rapidly... That's very impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web site hosting companies:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...