How does cpanel-based site hosting work?
For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel webspace hosting offerings on the present-day website hosting market are provided by a quite unsubstantial business segment (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller webspace hosting is a sort of a small-sized marketing segment, which furnishes a big quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet providing absolutely the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the hosting offerings on the entire hosting marketplace offer the very same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based hosting prices are identical. Very identical. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other web page hosting platform/web site hosting CP option. Thus, there is merely one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
200,000 "web hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet diversely named
The web site hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google shows to us boil down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web page hosting brand names. Imagine you are only an ordinary person who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the web site creation procedures and the web space hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domains and web portals . Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any website hosting option you can settle on? Of course there is, now there are more than two hundred thousand hosting service providers in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ unique web page hosting brand names around the world will give you strictly the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, named in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the assortment on the present web hosting market is... Period.
The website hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics reveals that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a mammoth stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel web space hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly satisfied all web site hosting business prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Inconvenience No.1: A ludicrous domain name folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extra attentive not to erase 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 erase on the web server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Discover for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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)
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 confused? We doubtlessly are!
Negative Point No.2: The very same electronic mail folder arrangement
The e-mail folder arrangement on the server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin chums firmly enhance their faith in God when handling the email folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to muck things up too harshly.
Shortcoming Number 3: An absolute lack of domain manipulation sections
Do we have to refer to the complete shortage of a contemporary domain name administration tool - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domains' Whois information, secure the Whois details, modify/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's an immense predicament. An unjustifiable one, we wish to point out...
Drawback Number 4: Numerous login locations (min two, maximum three)
What about the demand for an extra login to avail of the invoicing, domain and tech support management platform? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based web hosting vendor. Now and then, on the basis of the billing tool (especially designed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting provider is utilizing, the earnest customers can end up with 2 extra login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain administration tool; 2: the trouble ticket support GUI), ending up with an aggregate of 3 user login locations (counting cPanel).
Shortcoming Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty web space hosting CP menus to get familiar with... swiftly
cPanel offers to your attention more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the web site hosting Control Panel. It's an excellent idea to grasp each of them. And you'd better grasp them rapidly... That's quite impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting firms:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...