How Does cPanel-based Site Hosting Operate?
cPanel-based web site hosting or... cPanel hosting?!?
For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel web space hosting offers on the present-day web page hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite insignificant business niche (as far as annual money flow is concerned) called reseller hosting. Reseller webspace hosting is a sort of a small-sized business niche, which supplies an immense number of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing exactly the same solutions: mainly cPanel hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web space hosting offerings on the entire web space hosting marketplace offer absolutely the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based hosting prices are similar. Very identical. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other webspace hosting platform/webspace hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is only a single fact: out of more than 200k webspace hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
200,000 "web site hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely labeled
The website hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offers" Google reveals to us boil down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different hosting brand names. Suppose you are merely a normal guy who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web page creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domains and web portals . Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web hosting variant you can settle on? Of course there is, these days there are more than two hundred thousand webspace hosting service providers out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique webspace hosting brand names in the world will offer you precisely the same cPanel web site hosting CP and platform, named in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the assortment on today's web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The hosting LOTTO we are all a piece of
Simple math reveals that to chance upon a non-cPanel based hosting provider is a mammoth stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel webspace hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps answered most hosting industry preconditions. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Point Number One: A moronic domain name folder system
If you have two or more domains, however, be extra attentive not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to remove on the web hosting server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular 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 fabulous cPanel's domain name folder setup 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)
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 disorientated? We undeniably are!
Predicament Number Two: The same mail folder system
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Making the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin guys strongly reinforce their belief in God when handling the mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too badly.
Negative Aspect No.3: A total deficiency of domain administration menus
Do we need to point out the total absence of a modern domain management user interface - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domains' Whois info, secure the Whois details, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not supply such a "modern" interface at all. That's a huge downside. An unforgivable one, we would like to add...
Shortcoming Number 4: Many user login locations (min two, max 3)
How about the demand for an extra login to access the invoice transaction, domain and tech support administration GUI? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel site hosting supplier. Sometimes, based on the invoice transaction platform (principally tailored for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting provider is making use of, the avid clients can end up with two additional login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name management platform; 2: the trouble ticket support software), winding up with an aggregate of three login locations (counting cPanel).
Predicament Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty web space hosting CP areas to become acquainted with... promptly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the web site hosting Control Panel. It's a fantastic idea to get acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them promptly... That's excessively insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web page hosting service providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...