How does cpanel-based website hosting work?
For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel web site hosting offerings on the current webspace hosting market are generated by a quite insubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to annual capital flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web space hosting is a sort of a small-sized marketing niche, which furnishes a huge amount of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing absolutely the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the webspace hosting offerings on the entire webspace hosting marketplace provide exactly the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based hosting price tags are identical. Very similar. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other web space hosting platform/web space hosting CP choice. So, there is simply one single fact: out of more than 200,000 web site hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "web space hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely labeled
The web hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google shows to us come down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web page hosting brand names. Assume you are merely a regular bloke who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the web site making processes and the web site hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domains and web portals . Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web hosting variant you can settle on? Of course there is, right now there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting providers out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ unique web site hosting brands worldwide will give you exactly the same cPanel site hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how big the assortment on the present-day web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The website hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a great strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel-based website hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably fulfilled most webspace hosting industry preconditions. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Side Number One: A ludicrous domain folder configuration
If you have two or more domains, however, be very watchful not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to remove on the web server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, 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 delete the files of the add-on domains, please. See for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain name folder setup 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)
public_html/my-second-wife (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-second-wife.net (an add-on domain name)
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 bewildered? We doubtlessly are!
Disadvantage Number 2: The same electronic mail folder arrangement
The mail folder arrangement on the server is literally the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin boys strongly enhance their faith in God when dealing with the e-mail folders on the email server, hoping not to botch things up too fatally.
Negative Sign Number 3: A sheer shortage of domain management menus
Do we have to bring up the total absence of a contemporary domain name management user interface - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domains' Whois information, shield the Whois info, alter/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a considerable downside. An unpardonable one, we want to add...
Weak Point Number Four: Many login locations (minimum two, max 3)
How about the demand for another login to utilize the invoicing transaction, domain and tech support management section? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based web page hosting firm. Sometimes, on the basis of the billing platform (principally created for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting supplier is using, the earnest clients can wind up with 2 additional login places (1: the billing transaction/domain name administration platform; 2: the trouble ticket support menu), winding up with a total of 3 user login locations (counting cPanel).
Negative Point Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty webspace hosting CP departments to learn... promptly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the Control Panel. It's an excellent idea to pick up each of them. And you'd better learn them quickly... That's excessively impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web space hosting suppliers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...