How does cpanel-based web hosting work?
For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel web site hosting offers on today's web site hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite inconsiderable marketing segment (when it comes to annual capital flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller webspace hosting is a type of a small marketing niche, which generates an enormous number of different web hosting brand names, yet providing precisely the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the site hosting offerings on the whole web space hosting market offer precisely the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel web space hosting price tags are alike. Very identical. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/web page hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is just one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web space hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "webspace hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely branded
The site hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us come down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Suppose you are only an ordinary bloke who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the website making procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domain names and sites . Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any webspace hosting alternative you can decide upon? Of course there is, these days there are more than 200k website hosting suppliers out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ unique web space hosting brand names across the world will offer you literally the same cPanel hosting CP and platform, named in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how large the diversity on today's web space hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The web site hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics shows that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a big stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel-based web page hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and presumably met all web space hosting industry prerequisites. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Point Number 1: An idiotic domain name folder setup
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extra cautious not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to remove on the web server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Check for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain name folder setup is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is situated)
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)
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 undoubtedly are!
Weakness Number 2: The same e-mail folder system
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin chaps firmly reinforce their faith in God when tackling the email folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to botch things up too irretrievably.
Disadvantage No.3: A thorough deficiency of domain name administration options
Do we have to cite the total lack of a modern domain name manipulation interface - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domains' Whois information, shield the Whois info, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not provide such a "modern" section at all. That's an enormous drawback. An unjustifiable one, we want to add...
Downside Number 4: Multiple user login locations (min 2, max 3)
How about the demand for another login to avail of the billing, domain and tech support management GUI? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel web page hosting distributor. Now and then, based on the invoice transaction tool (especially conceived for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting corporation is using, the enthusiastic clients can wind up with two extra login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain administration section; 2: the trouble ticket support platform), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login places (counting cPanel).
Weak Point No.5: 120+ web space hosting CP areas to become familiar with... promptly
cPanel presents for your consideration 120+ sections inside the hosting Control Panel. It's a great idea to become acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better grasp them rapidly... That's very impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel webspace hosting vendors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...