How does cpanel-based web hosting work?
For your info, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel web space hosting offers on the current web space hosting marketplace are supplied by a very unsubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to annual cash flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small business segment, which furnishes a huge amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing absolutely the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web page hosting offerings on the entire site hosting marketplace supply one and the very same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based site hosting price tags are alike. Very similar. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other webspace hosting platform/web space hosting Control Panel option. So, there is just one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web space hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
200,000 "web space hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named
The hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us boil down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different site hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are merely an average guy who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the site making procedures and the site hosting platforms, which actually power the different domain names and web pages . Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web page hosting variant you can opt for? Of course there is, at the moment there are more than 200,000 web page hosting providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique website hosting brand names worldwide will offer you exactly the same cPanel web page hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the assortment on the present hosting market is... Full stop.
The website hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple math demonstrates that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a great stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that something like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The pros and cons of the cPanel webspace hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly answered all web site hosting business preconditions. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Inconvenience No.1: A foolish domain name folder structure
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be very attentive not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to erase on the web server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. See for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain name folder configuration 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)
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 growing nonplussed? We surely are!
Weakness No.2: The same email folder setup
The e-mail folder configuration on the hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin chums strongly reinforce their faith in God when handling the mail folders on the email server, hoping not to botch things up too irretrievably.
Problem Number 3: An absolute absence of domain administration user interfaces
Do we have to point out the total shortage of a contemporary domain management menu - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domains' Whois details, protect the Whois info, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a mammoth predicament. An unforgettable one, we want to point out...
Weak Point Number 4: Numerous user login locations (min 2, maximum three)
What about the demand for an extra login to make use of the invoice transaction, domain name and tech support administration platform? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based hosting corporation. Occasionally, based on the billing system (especially created for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting distributor is utilizing, the avid users can end up with 2 extra login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain management software; 2: the trouble ticket support section), winding up with an aggregate of 3 user login places (including cPanel).
Disadvantage Number Five: 120+ CP areas to get to know... quickly
cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the web site hosting Control Panel. It's a great idea to get acquainted with each of them. And you'd better get to know them quickly... That's inordinately impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web space hosting distributors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...