How does cpanel-based website hosting work?
For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel web page hosting offerings on the contemporary web site hosting market are supplied by a very unsubstantial business segment (when it comes to annual capital flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-scale business niche, which generates a vast number of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying precisely the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offers on the entire web space hosting market supply one and the very same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based web page hosting prices are alike. Very similar. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other web page hosting platform/webspace hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is only one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, mark that one...
200,000 "hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet diversely labeled
The website hosting "variety" and the hosting "offerings" Google presents to us come down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different hosting trademarked names. Assume you are simply a regular fellow who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the web site development procedures and the webspace hosting platforms, which actually power the different domain names and sites . Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any web hosting alternative you can settle on? Sure there is, at the moment there are more than 200,000 hosting distributors in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ unique website hosting brand names in the world will offer you literally the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the assortment on the contemporary webspace hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The web space hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a huge stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel web site hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and perhaps met all webspace hosting industry prerequisites. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Drawback No.1: A ludicrous domain name folder setup
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extra cautious not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to delete on the hosting server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous 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 erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Verify for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain folder system 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 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 name)
Are you getting perplexed? We unquestionably are!
Weak Point Number Two: The very same electronic mail folder system
The electronic mail folder structure on the server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin chaps strongly increase their faith in God when managing the electronic mail folders on the email server, praying not to mess things up too irreparably.
Weak Point Number Three: An entire shortage of domain management GUIs
Do we have to bring up the sheer shortage of a contemporary domain name manipulation interface - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domains' Whois details, shield the Whois info, change/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a mammoth drawback. An inexcusable one, we wish to point out...
Negative Aspect Number Four: Multiple login locations (min 2, max three)
What about the demand for an additional login to use the invoicing, domain name and technical support management software platform? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel hosting company. Occasionally, depending on the invoicing system (particularly built for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting distributor is using, the avid users can wind up with 2 additional logins (1: the invoicing/domain management platform; 2: the trouble ticket support system), ending up with a total of three user login locations (counting cPanel).
Shortcoming Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty site hosting CP menus to become acquainted with... rapidly
cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ areas inside the web site hosting CP. It's a remarkable idea to memorize each of them. And you'd better become familiar with them fast... That's extremely impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based hosting corporations:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...