How does cpanel-based site hosting operate?
For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel hosting offers on the current website hosting market are furnished by a quite inconsiderable marketing segment (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller webspace hosting is a kind of a small-size business niche, which generates a vast quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet offering one and the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web space hosting offerings on the whole site hosting market provide the very same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting price tags are identical. Very identical. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other web page hosting platform/webspace hosting Control Panel option. So, there is simply one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand webspace hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, note that one...
200,000 "webspace hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named
The web site hosting "variety" and the web page hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us come down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different hosting brand names. Assume you are only a regular bloke who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the website creation processes and the webspace hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domains and sites . Are you prepared to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web page hosting alternative you can settle on? Sure there is, at present there are more than two hundred thousand web space hosting service providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ different website hosting brands all over the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel web space hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the variety on the present-day hosting market is... Period.
The hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math shows that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a huge strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel web space hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly covered all web site hosting market demands. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Aspect Number 1: A ludicrous domain name folder structure
If you have two or more domain names, however, be ultra attentive not to erase fully 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 name). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to remove on the web hosting server, because 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 is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. See for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain folder configuration 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 name)
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)
Are you getting confused? We undoubtedly are!
Problem Number 2: The very same email folder system
The email folder arrangement on the web server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin boys firmly increase their faith in God when tackling the e-mail folders on the email server, praying not to botch things up too irretrievably.
Inconvenience Number Three: A sheer absence of domain name management interfaces
Do we need to cite the total absence of a modern domain management menu - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, modify domains' Whois info, secure the Whois details, change/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not offer such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a major problem. An unpardonable one, we wish to point out...
Disadvantage Number 4: Many user login places (min two, maximum three)
What about the necessity for another login to avail of the invoicing transaction, domain and technical support administration menu? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel web page hosting vendor. At times, depending on the invoice transaction platform (principally meant for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting company is using, the ardent customers can wind up with two additional logins (1: the billing/domain management user interface; 2: the trouble ticket support software solution), ending up with a total of three login locations (counting cPanel).
Shortcoming Number 5: More than 120 web space hosting CP departments to grasp... rapidly
cPanel offers to your attention 120+ menus inside the web space hosting Control Panel. It's a fabulous idea to pick up each one of them. And you'd better grasp them swiftly... That's quite insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web page hosting corporations:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...