How does cpanel-based web hosting function?
For your info, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel-based web page hosting offerings on the present site hosting market are provided by a very insubstantial business segment (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) named hosting reseller. Reseller web page hosting is a sort of a small-sized business segment, which generates an immense quantity of different web hosting brands, yet supplying literally the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the webspace hosting offerings on the entire web hosting market furnish precisely the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based webspace hosting price tags are similar. Very identical. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other web page hosting platform/site hosting Control Panel option. So, there is just one fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, remark that one...
200,000 "web site hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet diversely dubbed
The webspace hosting "variety" and the hosting "offers" Google shows to us boil down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web space hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are just a regular guy who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the website development procedures and the webspace hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domain names and websites . Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web space hosting alternative you can decide upon? Sure there is, today there are more than 200,000 web space hosting providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ unique web space hosting brands around the world will give you precisely the same cPanel site hosting CP and platform, labeled in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the diversity on the present hosting marketplace is... Period.
The web site hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple math shows that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is an immense stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel-based hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly answered most website hosting market prerequisites. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Side Number 1: A laughable domain name folder system
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be very cautious not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to remove on the hosting server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed 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. Decide for yourself how excellent 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)
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 becoming confused? We clearly are!
Predicament Number Two: The very same email folder configuration
The e-mail folder configuration on the web server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin chums strongly reinforce their belief in God when coping with the electronic mail folders on the mail server, praying not to muck things up too seriously.
Drawback Number 3: A complete shortage of domain manipulation GUIs
Do we have to mention the thorough lack of a modern domain name management platform - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domains, change domains' Whois info, protect the Whois details, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a mammoth downside. An unforgettable one, we would like to add...
Negative Side No.4: Multiple user login places (min 2, maximum three)
What about the need for an extra login to avail of the invoicing, domain and tech support administration software solution? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel webspace hosting company. Occasionally, depending on the invoicing system (especially designed for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting supplier is using, the ardent users can wind up with 2 extra login places (1: the billing/domain administration system; 2: the ticket support software), winding up with a total of three login locations (including cPanel).
Downside Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting CP sections to get familiar with... promptly
cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty departments inside the webspace hosting CP. It's a fabulous idea to get familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them briskly... That's inordinately arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web site hosting corporations:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...