How does cpanel-based hosting function?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based web hosting offers on the current site hosting market are provided by a very inconsiderable marketing segment (when it comes to annual money flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller web site hosting is a kind of a small-scale business niche, which generates a huge amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing precisely the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web space hosting offers on the entire web space hosting marketplace offer absolutely the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based web page hosting price tags are similar. Very identical. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other web site hosting platform/website hosting CP choice. So, there is just one fact: out of more than 200,000 web page hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, mark that one...
200,000 "webspace hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet differently branded
The site hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us boil down to just one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different hosting brand names. Imagine you are merely a normal guy who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the website making procedures and the site hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domain names and web portals . Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web hosting variant you can decide upon? Sure there is, at present there are more than 200k website hosting suppliers out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique web page hosting brands around the world will offer you literally the same cPanel web space hosting Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the diversity on the present site hosting market is... Period.
The web hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple math shows that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a colossal stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel site hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly met all web hosting market prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Downside No.1: A laughable domain name folder setup
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be very careful not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to remove on the hosting server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain 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 domains, please. Decide for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain name 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 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)
Are you becoming confused? We doubtlessly are!
Disadvantage Number 2: The same electronic mail folder configuration
The e-mail folder arrangement on the web server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin chaps strongly increase their faith in God when managing the email folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to mess things up too seriously.
Problem Number Three: A total lack of domain name manipulation tools
Do we need to cite the sheer deficiency of a contemporary domain management tool - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, change domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois information, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a major shortcoming. An unforgivable one, we wish to point out...
Disadvantage Number 4: Many user login locations (minimum 2, maximum three)
How about the need for an additional login to use the billing transaction, domain and technical support management interface? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based website hosting company. Sometimes, depending on the invoicing tool (principally invented for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting service provider is making use of, the avid clients can wind up with two extra logins (1: the billing/domain name management system; 2: the trouble ticket support user interface), winding up with a total of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).
Weak Side Number Five: 120+ web site hosting CP menus to grasp... quickly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than 120 departments inside the web hosting CP. It's a marvelous idea to get to know each of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them promptly... That's extremely arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web space hosting providers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...