How does cpanel-based web site hosting work?
For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel-based webspace hosting offers on the present-day web page hosting market are supplied by a quite insignificant business niche (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) called hosting reseller. Reseller webspace hosting is a sort of a small-size business segment, which supplies a vast amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing precisely the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the site hosting offers on the whole web page hosting marketplace furnish the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based web site hosting price tags are identical. Very much alike. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/CP option. So, there is just one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web site hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, note that one...
200,000 "site hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet diversely named
The site hosting "variety" and the webspace hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us come down to just one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Assume you are just an average person who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web page making procedures and the site hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domain names and web pages . Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web page hosting variant you can decide upon? Sure there is, right now there are more than 200k site hosting corporations in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ unique web site hosting brand names worldwide will give you absolutely the same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, named differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the assortment on the current website hosting marketplace is... Period.
The site hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic shows that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a gigantic stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel-based website hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps satisfied most web page hosting business prerequisites. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Predicament Number 1: A foolish domain folder setup
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be very cautious not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to erase on the web hosting server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous 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 remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Examine for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain name 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)
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 growing bewildered? We definitely are!
Downside Number 2: The very same e-mail folder setup
The electronic mail folder configuration on the server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin blokes firmly strengthen their belief in God when managing the mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to botch things up too fatally.
Predicament No.3: An absolute absence of domain name manipulation GUIs
Do we need to mention the utter lack of a modern domain name manipulation tool - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domains, edit domain names' Whois information, protect the Whois information, modify/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a colossal predicament. An unforgettable one, we would like to point out...
Weakness Number 4: Many user login locations (minimum 2, maximum three)
How about the need for an extra login to utilize the invoicing, domain name and technical support administration interface? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel web hosting corporation. Sometimes, depending on the billing transaction tool (particularly devised for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting service provider is availing of, the avid clients can wind up with two extra login locations (1: the billing/domain name management GUI; 2: the ticket support tool), winding up with a total of three login places (counting cPanel).
Problem Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty site hosting CP departments to get familiar with... rapidly
cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty areas inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a wonderful idea to become acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them promptly... That's extremely arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web site hosting distributors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...