How does cpanel site hosting function?
For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel-based web page hosting offers on the current site hosting market are generated by a quite insubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to annual money flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web site hosting is a sort of a small-sized business segment, which furnishes an immense quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet providing one and the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offers on the whole web hosting market offer the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel web site hosting price tags are alike. Quite similar. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other web site hosting platform/site hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is only a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, note that one...
200k "website hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet diversely labeled
The website hosting "variety" and the web page hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us boil down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web page hosting brand names. Suppose you are just a regular fellow who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the web site creation processes and the web space hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domains and web pages . Are you prepared to make your hosting choice? Is there any website hosting option you can settle on? Sure there is, today there are more than 200k webspace hosting corporations out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different web space hosting brands in the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the variety on today's web page hosting marketplace is... Period.
The web page hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple math reveals that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting company is an enormous stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that something like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel-based webspace hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably met most site hosting business prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Downside Number 1: A ludicrous domain name folder structure
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extra careful not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to erase on the web server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated 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. Verify for yourself how good cPanel's domain name folder system 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)
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 getting confused? We undeniably are!
Problem Number Two: The very same electronic mail folder structure
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Making the same error twice?!? The admin blokes strongly enhance their faith in God when managing the email folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to screw things up too seriously.
Negative Aspect Number 3: A complete shortage of domain name management GUIs
Do we need to mention the complete shortage of a contemporary domain name administration platform - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, change domain names' Whois information, shield the Whois info, alter/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "modern" section at all. That's an enormous downside. An inexcusable one, we would like to point out...
Predicament Number Four: Numerous login places (minimum 2, maximum three)
What about the necessity for another login to make use of the invoice transaction, domain and technical support management interface? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based web page hosting supplier. Now and then, depending on the billing system (principally created for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting firm is utilizing, the devoted users can end up with 2 additional login locations (1: the invoicing/domain name administration software solution; 2: the ticket support GUI), ending up with a total of 3 user login locations (counting cPanel).
Weakness No.5: 120+ web page hosting Control Panel areas to become acquainted with... fast
cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty areas inside the webspace hosting CP. It's a fabulous idea to get to know each and every one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them rapidly... That's extremely arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel site hosting companies:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...