How does cpanel-based website hosting operate?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based website hosting offerings on the present-day web site hosting market are generated by a quite inconsiderable business segment (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) known as hosting reseller. Reseller site hosting is a type of a small marketing niche, which provides a vast amount of different web hosting brands, yet offering one and the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the entire web page hosting marketplace supply literally the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based site hosting prices are alike. Quite similar. Giving those who need a top web hosting service almost no other web space hosting platform/web site hosting CP choice. So, there is only one fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, mark that one...
200k "web site hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet diversely labeled
The web hosting "diversity" and the web site hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us boil down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different webspace hosting trademarked names. Assume you are merely an average bloke who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the website making procedures and the web site hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domain names and online portals . Are you prepared to make your web hosting selection? Is there any webspace hosting alternative you can pick? Of course there is, these days there are more than 200,000 web space hosting service providers in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ different site hosting brands around the world will give you strictly the same cPanel web page hosting CP and platform, labeled in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the assortment on the present-day web site hosting market is... Full stop.
The web space hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple math shows that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is an immense stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel web space hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and presumably covered most web site hosting market preconditions. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Predicament Number 1: A dumb domain name folder arrangement
If you have two or more domains, though, be ultra attentive not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain, 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 placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. See for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain name folder system 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)
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 getting baffled? We clearly are!
Negative Sign Number 2: The very same email folder arrangement
The mail folder structure on the web hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin chums strongly fortify their faith in God when tackling the electronic mail folders on the mail server, praying not to botch things up too badly.
Negative Aspect Number 3: An entire shortage of domain administration GUIs
Do we have to bring up the sheer lack of a contemporary domain name management tool - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domains' Whois details, protect the Whois details, change/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not provide such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a gigantic drawback. An unpardonable one, we wish to add...
Downside Number 4: Many user login places (min two, maximum 3)
What about the need for an additional login to access the billing transaction, domain name and technical support management section? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based web hosting supplier. At times, on the basis of the billing transaction system (especially designed for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting service provider is utilizing, the avid customers can wind up with 2 additional login places (1: the invoicing/domain management section; 2: the ticket support software solution), winding up with a total of 3 user login locations (including cPanel).
Downside Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty web page hosting CP departments to become familiar with... briskly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the web hosting CP. It's a great idea to grasp each and every one of them. And you'd better memorize them quickly... That's very arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel website hosting service providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...