How does cpanel-based site hosting function?
For your info, it's good to know that most of the cPanel-based web page hosting offers on today's web site hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite unsubstantial marketing niche (as far as annual money flow is concerned) called reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a type of a small-sized business segment, which generates an immense number of different web hosting brands, yet providing exactly the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web page hosting offerings on the whole webspace hosting market provide strictly the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel site hosting price tags are similar. Quite similar. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/hosting CP choice. So, there is simply a single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "web hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently named
The web space hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google shows to us come down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different webspace hosting brand names. Imagine you are just a normal person who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the site creation procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domain names and web sites . Are you prepared to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web hosting option you can choose? Of course there is, at present there are more than 200k webspace hosting vendors out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique website hosting brands worldwide will offer you the very same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the assortment on the contemporary web page hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The site hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics shows that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is an immense strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that something like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel website hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and presumably met most web space hosting business demands. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Side Number One: A dumb domain name folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be very attentive not to erase fully 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 simple to erase on the web hosting server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, 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 try not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Determine for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain name folder structure 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 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)
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 becoming confused? We definitely are!
Negative Sign Number 2: The very same email folder arrangement
The electronic mail folder configuration on the server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The admin guys strongly fortify their faith in God when dealing with the email folders on the e-mail server, praying not to mess things up too harshly.
Weakness Number Three: A sheer deficiency of domain management GUIs
Do we have to point out the absolute shortage of a modern domain name administration platform - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domains, alter domains' Whois details, protect the Whois details, edit/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a gigantic downside. An unforgettable one, we would like to point out...
Predicament No.4: Many user login locations (minimum two, maximum 3)
What about the demand for another login to avail of the invoice transaction, domain name and tech support management user interface? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel web space hosting provider. At times, depending on the invoicing platform (particularly created for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting supplier is making use of, the ardent clients can wind up with two extra login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain administration tool; 2: the ticket support software platform), winding up with an aggregate of three login places (counting cPanel).
Disadvantage Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty hosting Control Panel areas to learn... briskly
cPanel presents for your consideration 120+ areas inside the website hosting CP. It's a superb idea to memorize each and every one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them promptly... That's very arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web hosting companies:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...