How does cpanel-based web hosting work?
For your info, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel website hosting offerings on the contemporary web hosting marketplace are provided by a quite inconsiderable marketing segment (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-sized business niche, which generates a vast amount of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing exactly the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the website hosting offers on the entire web page hosting marketplace offer precisely the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel hosting price tags are alike. Very much alike. Giving those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/site hosting CP option. Thus, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200,000 hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, note that one...
200,000 "web hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely branded
The web hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us boil down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web space hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are just a normal fellow who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the site development procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the different domains and web pages . Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any web space hosting alternative you can decide upon? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than 200,000 hosting providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand different hosting brand names worldwide will offer you the same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the variety on today's web site hosting market is... Period.
The hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic reveals that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a huge strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The pros and cons of the cPanel-based hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and perhaps answered most website hosting market prerequisites. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Point No.1: An imbecilic domain folder setup
If you have two or more domains, however, be extra cautious not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to 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 easy to delete on the web server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain name folder arrangement is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is located)
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 name)
Are you becoming baffled? We certainly are!
Negative Point Number 2: The same e-mail folder system
The email folder configuration on the web hosting server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Making the same error twice?!? The admin chaps strongly fortify their faith in God when dealing with the email folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to muck things up too severely.
Predicament No.3: A complete lack of domain name management menus
Do we have to cite the complete deficiency of a modern domain manipulation platform - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, change domain names' Whois details, protect the Whois information, change/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not provide such a "modern" menu at all. That's a gigantic downside. An inexcusable one, we wish to add...
Negative Aspect Number 4: Many login locations (min 2, max 3)
How about the necessity for another login to utilize the invoicing, domain name and technical support administration platform? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel web page hosting supplier. At times, on the basis of the billing transaction system (especially intended for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting firm is availing of, the enthusiastic customers can end up with two extra login places (1: the invoicing/domain management software; 2: the ticket support software solution), ending up with an aggregate of three user login locations (counting cPanel).
Disadvantage Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty web space hosting Control Panel areas to get familiar with... swiftly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the site hosting Control Panel. It's a glorious idea to become acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them promptly... That's quite impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel website hosting distributors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...