How does cpanel-based web hosting function?
For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel site hosting offerings on the current web hosting marketplace are furnished by a very inconsiderable business segment (when it comes to annual money flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller web space hosting is a type of a small-sized marketing segment, which furnishes a huge number of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing literally the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the web space hosting offerings on the whole website hosting market offer one and the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based hosting prices are identical. Very much alike. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other webspace hosting platform/web space hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is simply one single fact: out of more than 200k webspace hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
200,000 "webspace hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed
The site hosting "variety" and the hosting "offers" Google shows to us come down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web page hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are just a regular person who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the website creation processes and the web page hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domain names and sites . Are you prepared to make your web hosting selection? Is there any site hosting alternative you can pick? Sure there is, now there are more than 200k hosting corporations in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different web hosting brand names all over the world will offer you exactly the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, named in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the assortment on the contemporary website hosting market is... Period.
The web site hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic reveals that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a huge stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel website hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and presumably satisfied most webspace hosting business demands. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Point Number 1: A stupid domain folder configuration
If you have two or more domains, however, be very watchful not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to remove on the server, because they all are situated 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 delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Observe for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain name folder setup 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 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 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 confused? We doubtlessly are!
Negative Sign Number Two: The very same electronic mail folder configuration
The mail folder structure on the web server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Making the same error twice?!? The sysadmin blokes firmly strengthen their belief in God when handling the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to muck things up too seriously.
Negative Aspect Number Three: A total deficiency of domain name management options
Do we have to cite the entire absence of a modern domain name manipulation menu - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domain names, change domain names' Whois details, shield the Whois details, change/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not provide such a "modern" menu at all. That's a great problem. An unforgivable one, we wish to add...
Negative Side No.4: Multiple login places (min two, max three)
What about the necessity for an extra login to make use of the invoice transaction, domain and tech support management system? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based website hosting service provider. At times, based on the invoicing system (principally tailored for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting company is availing of, the avid customers can wind up with two additional logins (1: the billing/domain name administration software; 2: the trouble ticket support software solution), ending up with a total of 3 login locations (including cPanel).
Weak Side No.5: More than a hundred and twenty web page hosting CP areas to pick up... promptly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 areas inside the web hosting CP. It's a fine idea to become acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them fast... That's way too impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web page hosting firms:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...