How does cpanel-based website hosting function?
For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based website hosting offerings on the present web page hosting market are furnished by a very inconsiderable business niche (as far as annual money flow is concerned) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller site hosting is a kind of a small marketing niche, which generates a vast number of different web hosting brand names, yet providing one and the same thing: mainly 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 offers on the entire website hosting marketplace supply strictly the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting prices are alike. Very identical. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service almost no other site hosting platform/web page hosting CP alternative. So, there is merely one single fact: out of more than 200,000 web site hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, mark that one...
200,000 "webspace hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed
The site hosting "variety" and the web site hosting "offerings" Google presents to us boil down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web page hosting trademarked names. Assume you are just an ordinary fellow who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web page making processes and the webspace hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domains and web sites . Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web site hosting alternative you can settle on? Sure there is, at present there are more than 200k website hosting companies out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ unique webspace hosting brand names across the world will give you strictly the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, branded differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the assortment on the present-day web site hosting marketplace is... Period.
The site hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is an immense stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel web hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and perhaps met all web hosting business prerequisites. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Side Number One: A foolish domain name folder configuration
If you have two or more domain names, though, be extremely attentive not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to erase on the web hosting server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known 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. Discover for yourself how great cPanel's domain folder structure 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)
Are you becoming confused? We categorically are!
Disadvantage Number Two: The very same email folder arrangement
The electronic mail folder structure on the web hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin chums strongly reinforce their faith in God when coping with the email folders on the e-mail server, praying not to fuck things up too harshly.
Drawback No.3: An utter deficiency of domain name administration sections
Do we need to refer to the thorough deficiency of a contemporary domain administration menu - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domains' Whois info, protect the Whois info, change/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a mammoth drawback. An unforgettable one, we want to point out...
Negative Aspect No.4: Many user login places (min two, maximum 3)
What about the need for another login to avail of the invoicing transaction, domain and tech support administration software? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel site hosting firm. Occasionally, on the basis of the billing system (particularly devised for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting company is using, the zealous customers can end up with 2 extra logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name management menu; 2: the ticket support software), ending up with a total of 3 login locations (including cPanel).
Problem Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty web page hosting Control Panel areas to get to know... quickly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the web page hosting Control Panel. It's a remarkable idea to become acquainted with each of them. And you'd better get familiar with them swiftly... That's extremely impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web page hosting service providers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...