How does cpanel-based site hosting operate?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel web site hosting offers on the present-day hosting marketplace are furnished by a very insubstantial marketing segment (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) called hosting reseller. Reseller web page hosting is a sort of a small-size business niche, which furnishes a huge amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering strictly the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the site hosting offers on the entire website hosting market provide literally the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting price tags are identical. Quite similar. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is merely one fact: out of more than 200k site hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, remark that one...
200k "web site hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named
The website hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google reveals to us boil down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are only an ordinary bloke who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the site creation procedures and the hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domain names and web sites . Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web hosting variant you can pick? Sure there is, today there are more than two hundred thousand web space hosting companies out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ unique webspace hosting brands across the world will give you exactly the same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the assortment on the contemporary web hosting market is... Period.
The web space hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple math demonstrates that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a colossal stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel-based site hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably fulfilled most web page hosting industry requirements. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Drawback Number One: An imbecilic domain name folder system
If you have two or more domain names, however, be ultra attentive not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call 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 remove on the web server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Verify for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain folder system is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is placed)
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)
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 categorically are!
Weak Side Number Two: The same electronic mail folder arrangement
The mail folder structure on the web server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin blokes firmly increase their faith in God when handling the mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to mess things up too badly.
Problem Number 3: A sheer absence of domain administration tools
Do we need to point out the entire lack of a modern domain management tool - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domains, alter domains' Whois details, shield the Whois details, change/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not include such a "modern" GUI at all. That's a major shortcoming. An unforgivable one, we would like to add...
Negative Point Number 4: Many user login places (minimum two, max 3)
What about the necessity for an extra login to utilize the invoicing, domain name and tech support management tool? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based web page hosting provider. Occasionally, depending on the billing transaction platform (principally developed for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting corporation is utilizing, the zealous users can wind up with two extra login locations (1: the billing/domain administration user interface; 2: the trouble ticket support section), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (including cPanel).
Drawback Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel menus to get acquainted with... promptly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 sections inside the web page hosting Control Panel. It's a glorious idea to grasp each and every one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them quickly... That's very insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web site hosting companies:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...