How does cpanel-based hosting operate?
For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based web page hosting offers on the current website hosting marketplace are provided by a quite insubstantial business segment (as far as annual money flow is concerned) known as hosting reseller. Reseller site hosting is a kind of a small-sized marketing segment, which generates an immense amount of different web hosting brand names, yet providing strictly the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the webspace hosting offers on the whole web page hosting market provide the very same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel hosting price tags are similar. Very similar. Giving those who need a top web hosting service almost no other web page hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is merely one fact: out of more than 200,000 hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "web site hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet differently branded
The web hosting "variety" and the web page hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us boil down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are just an average person who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the website making procedures and the web site hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domain names and online portals . Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any web space hosting alternative you can decide upon? Of course there is, these days there are more than 200k web page hosting corporations out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different site hosting brand names in the world will offer you exactly the same cPanel web page hosting CP and platform, labeled differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the assortment on today's web page hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The web space hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic shows that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a big stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel website hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps covered all web space hosting industry requirements. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Drawback Number 1: A foolish domain name folder configuration
If you have two or more domain names, though, be extremely careful not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent 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 server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Determine for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain folder structure 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 name)
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 absolutely are!
Negative Aspect Number 2: The same electronic mail folder arrangement
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Making the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin guys strongly enhance their belief in God when dealing with the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too seriously.
Weak Side Number 3: A total shortage of domain administration tools
Do we have to mention the sheer shortage of a contemporary domain administration menu - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domains, change domains' Whois info, protect the Whois info, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not involve such a "modern" section at all. That's a mammoth downside. An unforgivable one, we wish to add...
Negative Side Number Four: Many user login locations (min 2, maximum 3)
What about the necessity for an extra login to make use of the billing transaction, domain name and technical support administration system? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based web hosting corporation. Occasionally, depending on the invoicing transaction system (principally made for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting provider is utilizing, the enthusiastic users can end up with two additional login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain management software platform; 2: the ticket support section), ending up with an aggregate of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).
Problem Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty site hosting Control Panel sections to grasp... swiftly
cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 sections inside the webspace hosting Control Panel. It's a wonderful idea to get familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better memorize them rapidly... That's extremely insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting providers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...