How does cpanel-based hosting function?
For your info, it's good to know that most of the cPanel-based web hosting offers on the contemporary web page hosting marketplace are generated by a very unsubstantial business segment (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) known as reseller hosting. Reseller webspace hosting is a kind of a small-sized business segment, which supplies a huge quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing the very same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offers on the entire web page hosting market supply precisely the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based hosting price tags are similar. Very identical. Giving those who require a top web hosting service practically no other web page hosting platform/hosting CP option. So, there is simply one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web page hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, note that one...
200,000 "website hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently named
The web page hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us come down to just one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web space hosting trademarked names. Assume you are simply a normal fellow who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the site creation processes and the web site hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domains and sites . Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any web page hosting variant you can opt for? Sure there is, today there are more than 200,000 webspace hosting service providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ different web space hosting brands in the world will offer you the same cPanel web space hosting Control Panel and platform, named differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the diversity on the current hosting marketplace is... Period.
The website hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math demonstrates that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a great strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that an event like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The pros and cons of the cPanel web site hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and probably fulfilled most webspace hosting business preconditions. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Drawback Number 1: A ludicrous domain name folder system
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be ultra attentive not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to remove on the web hosting server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, 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. Determine for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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 name)
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 name)
Are you becoming bewildered? We surely are!
Downside Number 2: The very same mail folder setup
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is literally the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The admin blokes strongly fortify their belief in God when coping with the electronic mail folders on the email server, praying not to bungle things up too gravely.
Weak Point Number 3: A sheer absence of domain manipulation menus
Do we have to mention the sheer lack of a contemporary domain administration interface - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, change domains' Whois information, shield the Whois details, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a gigantic drawback. An unjustifiable one, we want to add...
Downside Number 4: Many login places (minimum 2, max 3)
What about the necessity for another login to avail of the billing, domain and technical support management system? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel web hosting corporation. Sometimes, on the basis of the invoice transaction platform (especially tailored for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting distributor is availing of, the eager clients can wind up with two extra login places (1: the invoicing/domain administration software platform; 2: the trouble ticket support GUI), winding up with an aggregate of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).
Drawback No.5: More than one hundred and twenty website hosting CP menus to become acquainted with... briskly
cPanel offers to your attention 120+ departments inside the Control Panel. It's an excellent idea to get acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better grasp them rapidly... That's inordinately impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel site hosting suppliers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...