How does cpanel-based hosting work?
For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel-based web page hosting offers on the present-day hosting marketplace are supplied by a very unsubstantial marketing segment (as far as annual money flow is concerned) called hosting reseller. Reseller site hosting is a sort of a small-size marketing segment, which generates an immense quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet offering absolutely the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web page hosting offers on the whole site hosting market furnish literally the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel website hosting price tags are alike. Very identical. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service practically no other web space hosting platform/hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, mind that one...
200k "web site hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet differently named
The hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us come down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web site hosting brand names. Assume you are merely a regular chap who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web site making procedures and the web page hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domain names and websites . Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web hosting option you can choose? Sure there is, right now there are more than 200k site hosting companies in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ different website hosting brand names worldwide will give you literally the same cPanel web page hosting CP and platform, named in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the variety on the present-day hosting marketplace is... Period.
The site hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics shows that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is an enormous strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel-based web space hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps met most web page hosting business requirements. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Sign Number 1: A moronic domain folder setup
If you have two or more domains, though, be ultra watchful not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to remove on the server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located 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. Discover for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain folder structure 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)
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 growing confused? We categorically are!
Weakness Number Two: The same email folder configuration
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin chaps firmly increase their faith in God when tackling the email folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to mess things up too irreparably.
Negative Side Number Three: A sheer lack of domain name administration interfaces
Do we have to refer to the thorough deficiency of a modern domain management interface - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domain names' Whois info, protect the Whois details, change/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not contain such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a major weakness. An unjustifiable one, we wish to add...
Negative Point No.4: Many user login places (minimum two, max 3)
What about the demand for another login to use the invoicing, domain and tech support administration software? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel hosting firm. Occasionally, on the basis of the billing transaction system (particularly intended for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting vendor is making use of, the enthusiastic users can end up with two additional logins (1: the invoicing/domain name administration user interface; 2: the trouble ticket support software platform), winding up with an aggregate of three user login places (including cPanel).
Negative Aspect No.5: More than 120 Control Panel sections to grasp... briskly
cPanel offers to your attention more than 120 areas inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a superb idea to become familiar with each of them. And you'd better become familiar with them promptly... That's way too insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting distributors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...