How does cpanel-based site hosting work?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel web site hosting offers on the present-day web hosting market are generated by a quite insubstantial business niche (as far as annual money flow is concerned) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web page hosting is a kind of a small marketing niche, which generates an immense quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying precisely the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the webspace hosting offerings on the entire website hosting market supply strictly the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel web hosting price tags are similar. Very similar. Giving those who need a top web hosting service practically no other web site hosting platform/site hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is just one single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "website hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet differently labeled
The hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google reveals to us boil down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different hosting brand names. Assume you are merely a normal chap who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web page creation processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domains and online portals . Are you prepared to make your web hosting selection? Is there any site hosting alternative you can choose? Of course there is, at the moment there are more than two hundred thousand web site hosting distributors in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique site hosting brand names in the world will give you exactly the same cPanel CP and platform, named differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the variety on the current web hosting market is... Full stop.
The site hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic shows that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a colossal stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel web page hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably satisfied all site hosting market preconditions. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Side No.1: A foolish domain folder structure
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extra watchful not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to erase on the server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Verify for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain folder arrangement 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 name)
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 name)
Are you growing confused? We surely are!
Negative Sign Number Two: The very same e-mail folder system
The email folder configuration on the web server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Making the same error twice?!? The admin blokes strongly enhance their faith in God when dealing with the electronic mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too harshly.
Disadvantage Number 3: A complete deficiency of domain manipulation options
Do we need to mention the entire deficiency of a modern domain management menu - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, modify domain names' Whois details, shield the Whois info, alter/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not provide such a "modern" GUI at all. That's a considerable problem. An unjustifiable one, we want to point out...
Weakness Number 4: Numerous login places (min 2, max 3)
What about the need for another login to use the invoice transaction, domain and technical support administration interface? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based website hosting service provider. At times, on the basis of the billing platform (especially devised for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting supplier is making use of, the earnest clients can wind up with 2 extra login locations (1: the invoicing/domain administration platform; 2: the trouble ticket support GUI), ending up with an aggregate of three login locations (counting cPanel).
Downside No.5: More than a hundred and twenty web page hosting CP departments to get acquainted with... quickly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty departments inside the Control Panel. It's a marvelous idea to become acquainted with each of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them quickly... That's way too impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web space hosting providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...