How does cpanel-based web hosting operate?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based hosting offers on the current hosting market are generated by a very unsubstantial business segment (when it comes to annual money flow) called reseller hosting. Reseller site hosting is a sort of a small-sized marketing niche, which supplies a big amount of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing exactly the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offers on the whole website hosting market furnish one and the very same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting price tags are alike. Very identical. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other web page hosting platform/Control Panel option. So, there is only one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2%, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "web site hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly branded
The web hosting "diversity" and the web space hosting "offerings" Google shows to us boil down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different site hosting brand names. Suppose you are just a normal person who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the website development procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domain names and sites . Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any site hosting alternative you can decide upon? Sure there is, these days there are more than two hundred thousand web page hosting companies in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique hosting brands worldwide will offer you strictly the same cPanel web page hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the diversity on the present-day webspace hosting marketplace is... Period.
The web hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple math shows that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a big stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel-based web page hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps met all web hosting business demands. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Side No.1: An imbecilic domain folder system
If you have two or more domain names, though, be extra careful not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to erase on the hosting server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Examine for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain 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 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)
Are you becoming disorientated? We unquestionably are!
Negative Side Number Two: The very same email folder system
The electronic mail folder configuration on the web hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin boys firmly fortify their belief in God when managing the electronic mail folders on the mail server, praying not to bungle things up too severely.
Weak Side Number 3: A sheer lack of domain manipulation interfaces
Do we need to point out the total absence of a modern domain name manipulation user interface - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, modify domain names' Whois details, shield the Whois information, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not involve such a "modern" interface at all. That's a great drawback. An unjustifiable one, we wish to add...
Negative Side Number Four: Many user login places (minimum two, maximum 3)
What about the demand for another login to utilize the billing, domain name and tech support management interface? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel web site hosting supplier. Occasionally, based on the invoicing transaction tool (principally devised for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting service provider is making use of, the enthusiastic users can end up with 2 extra login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain management platform; 2: the trouble ticket support GUI), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login places (counting cPanel).
Drawback No.5: More than one hundred and twenty site hosting CP menus to get to know... rapidly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the Control Panel. It's a fine idea to memorize each of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them rapidly... That's inordinately impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web site hosting vendors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...