How does cpanel-based web site hosting operate?
For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel web page hosting offers on the current web space hosting market are furnished by a very unsubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to annual cash flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-sized marketing niche, which provides a huge amount of different web hosting brands, yet offering one and the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web site hosting offers on the whole web page hosting marketplace furnish one and the very same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based web site hosting prices are alike. Very similar. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other site hosting platform/Control Panel alternative. So, there is merely a single fact: out of more than 200,000 site hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, mark that one...
200k "web page hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently named
The web space hosting "diversity" and the site hosting "offers" Google presents to us come down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web space hosting brand names. Assume you are simply an average guy who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the web site making procedures and the webspace hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domains and web portals . Are you prepared to make your web hosting choice? Is there any website hosting alternative you can opt for? Sure there is, today there are more than 200,000 hosting corporations out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different webspace hosting brand names all over the world will give you precisely the same cPanel web space hosting Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the variety on the present web page hosting market is... Full stop.
The site hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is an enormous stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel-based website hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly covered all web space hosting market preconditions. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Downside Number 1: A stupid domain folder structure
If you have two or more domains, however, be extremely attentive not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to remove on the web hosting server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular 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 attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Examine for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain folder configuration 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 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)
Are you becoming confused? We doubtlessly are!
Inconvenience Number 2: The very same electronic mail folder arrangement
The electronic mail folder structure on the hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin chaps strongly fortify their faith in God when managing the email folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too irreparably.
Downside Number 3: A thorough deficiency of domain name manipulation tools
Do we have to cite the absolute lack of a contemporary domain manipulation menu - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domain names' Whois details, protect the Whois info, alter/create name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a colossal shortcoming. An inexcusable one, we want to add...
Negative Point Number 4: Numerous login places (min two, maximum 3)
What about the demand for an extra login to utilize the billing, domain name and technical support administration tool? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel web page hosting service provider. Sometimes, depending on the invoice transaction platform (particularly meant for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting firm is availing of, the avid users can end up with two extra login locations (1: the billing/domain management software platform; 2: the ticket support interface), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login places (including cPanel).
Downside No.5: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting CP sections to get to know... briskly
cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the web site hosting CP. It's a remarkable idea to grasp each and every one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them swiftly... That's inordinately impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web space hosting service providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...