How does cpanel-based site hosting function?
For your info, it's good to know that most of the cPanel-based web page hosting offerings on the contemporary web hosting market are supplied by a very unsubstantial business segment (when it comes to annual capital flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a sort of a small-size business niche, which furnishes a huge amount of different web hosting brands, yet supplying absolutely the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the hosting offers on the entire website hosting marketplace provide literally the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel site hosting price tags are similar. Very similar. Giving those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other web space hosting platform/website hosting CP choice. Thus, there is only one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web site hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "webspace hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet differently named
The site hosting "diversity" and the webspace hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us boil down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Imagine you are simply a regular fellow who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the website making procedures and the site hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domain names and websites . Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any webspace hosting variant you can decide upon? Sure there is, right now there are more than 200,000 web space hosting service providers out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ different web page hosting brand names across the world will offer you literally the same cPanel webspace hosting CP and platform, branded in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the variety on the present web page hosting marketplace is... Period.
The web hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics shows that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a mammoth strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel-based web space hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly fulfilled all web site hosting market requirements. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Drawback Number One: A laughable domain folder system
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extra attentive not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to delete on the server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located 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. Check for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain name folder setup 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 nonplussed? We positively are!
Drawback No.2: The same email folder system
The mail folder configuration on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The admin blokes firmly increase their faith in God when dealing with the e-mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to muck things up too badly.
Weak Point No.3: An utter lack of domain administration sections
Do we need to bring up the entire lack of a contemporary domain manipulation user interface - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domains' Whois info, protect the Whois details, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "modern" interface at all. That's a great problem. An unforgettable one, we would like to add...
Weak Side Number 4: Many login places (minimum two, maximum three)
What about the necessity for an additional login to avail of the billing transaction, domain name and technical support administration section? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based hosting distributor. At times, on the basis of the invoicing transaction tool (especially designed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting distributor is using, the ardent customers can end up with two additional logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain management tool; 2: the trouble ticket support section), winding up with a total of 3 login locations (including cPanel).
Negative Side Number Five: More than 120 hosting CP areas to become acquainted with... swiftly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 sections inside the Control Panel. It's a superb idea to get acquainted with each of them. And you'd better get to know them fast... That's inordinately impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based hosting service providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...