How does cpanel-based site hosting function?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel webspace hosting offers on the current web page hosting market are provided by a quite inconsiderable business niche (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-size marketing segment, which supplies a big amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering exactly the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the web space hosting offers on the entire web page hosting marketplace provide strictly the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based web page hosting price tags are identical. Quite identical. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is simply one fact: out of more than 200,000 web page hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
200k "hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely labeled
The web hosting "diversity" and the webspace hosting "offerings" Google shows to us boil down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different hosting trademarked names. Assume you are merely an average guy who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the site creation processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the various domains and web portals . Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any web hosting variant you can settle on? Of course there is, at the moment there are more than 200k webspace hosting vendors out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ different web hosting brand names across the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel web site hosting Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how big the diversity on the contemporary hosting marketplace is... Period.
The web site hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics shows that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a big stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel-based webspace hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps satisfied all web page hosting business demands. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Sign Number One: An idiotic domain folder setup
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extra watchful not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to erase on the web hosting server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. See for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain folder arrangement 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 name)
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)
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 name)
Are you getting bewildered? We absolutely are!
Negative Side No.2: The same electronic mail folder structure
The e-mail folder arrangement on the server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes strongly strengthen their belief in God when dealing with the electronic mail folders on the email server, praying not to botch things up too fatally.
Negative Aspect Number 3: A thorough absence of domain manipulation interfaces
Do we need to refer to the total absence of a modern domain name administration menu - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domains, edit domain names' Whois details, protect the Whois info, change/create name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not contain such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a colossal problem. An inexcusable one, we wish to add...
Drawback Number 4: Many user login locations (min 2, maximum three)
What about the necessity for an additional login to make use of the invoicing transaction, domain and technical support administration software solution? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based hosting firm. Now and then, depending on the invoice transaction tool (principally devised for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting corporation is utilizing, the eager customers can wind up with two additional login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain name management tool; 2: the ticket support software platform), ending up with an aggregate of 3 user login locations (counting cPanel).
Weak Point Number 5: More than 120 web page hosting Control Panel sections to get familiar with... briskly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the web site hosting CP. It's a wonderful idea to learn each one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them rapidly... That's very impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based site hosting companies:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...