How does cpanel-based site hosting function?
For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel site hosting offerings on the present-day hosting market are generated by a very insignificant marketing segment (when it comes to annual capital flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller web page hosting is a type of a small marketing segment, which furnishes an immense amount of different web hosting brands, yet offering the very same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the webspace hosting offerings on the whole site hosting market provide one and the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel web hosting price tags are alike. Very similar. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other web space hosting platform/web page hosting CP choice. So, there is just a single fact: out of more than 200,000 webspace hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "website hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely labeled
The webspace hosting "variety" and the web page hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us come down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different site hosting trademarked names. Assume you are simply a normal fellow who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the site making processes and the webspace hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domains and web sites . Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any webspace hosting alternative you can select? Sure there is, as of now there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting firms out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique site hosting brands across the world will give you strictly the same cPanel web page hosting CP and platform, named in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the diversity on today's web page hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The site hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics shows that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a huge stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel site hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly fulfilled most web hosting industry preconditions. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weakness No.1: A laughable domain folder configuration
If you have two or more domains, though, be very careful not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to erase on the web hosting server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular 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 attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Examine for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain folder configuration 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 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 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 growing baffled? We unquestionably are!
Weak Side No.2: The same electronic mail folder configuration
The mail folder arrangement on the server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin guys strongly fortify their faith in God when managing the email folders on the mail server, praying not to bungle things up too irreparably.
Drawback Number 3: An utter lack of domain name management menus
Do we need to point out the thorough lack of a contemporary domain name administration menu - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domain names, change domain names' Whois details, secure the Whois details, change/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not provide such a "modern" tool at all. That's an enormous predicament. An unforgivable one, we want to add...
Inconvenience Number Four: Many user login locations (minimum two, max three)
How about the necessity for another login to utilize the billing transaction, domain name and tech support administration software solution? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based webspace hosting service provider. Sometimes, on the basis of the billing system (especially built for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting supplier is making use of, the devoted clients can wind up with two additional login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain name management interface; 2: the trouble ticket support software platform), winding up with an aggregate of three login places (counting cPanel).
Negative Side Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty CP departments to grasp... quickly
cPanel presents for your consideration 120+ areas inside the hosting CP. It's a remarkable idea to learn each one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them swiftly... That's excessively insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based webspace hosting suppliers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...