How does cpanel website hosting function?
For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel-based website hosting offerings on the current web hosting market are provided by a very inconsiderable marketing segment (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) called reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-sized business niche, which provides a great number of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing precisely the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the hosting offers on the entire web hosting market furnish absolutely the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel web space hosting prices are alike. Quite similar. Giving those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other webspace hosting platform/site hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is simply a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
200k "web page hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly named
The web space hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us boil down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web page hosting trademarked names. Assume you are only a regular fellow who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web page creation processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domains and online portals . Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any web page hosting variant you can decide upon? Of course there is, as of now there are more than two hundred thousand web page hosting providers in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique web site hosting brand names in the world will give you absolutely the same cPanel web space hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the variety on the contemporary web space hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The web page hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math demonstrates that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a colossal stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel-based hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps met most web hosting market demands. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Disadvantage Number 1: An idiotic domain name folder structure
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extra attentive not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to remove on the server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Verify for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain folder configuration 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)
Are you growing nonplussed? We undoubtedly are!
Drawback Number Two: The same mail folder configuration
The email folder configuration on the web hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin boys firmly strengthen their belief in God when coping with the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to mess things up too seriously.
Weak Side Number Three: A thorough deficiency of domain name management sections
Do we have to refer to the utter lack of a contemporary domain name administration tool - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domains, modify domains' Whois information, shield the Whois information, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not involve such a "modern" interface at all. That's a big problem. An inexcusable one, we wish to add...
Negative Sign Number 4: Numerous user login places (minimum 2, maximum three)
How about the demand for an extra login to utilize the billing transaction, domain and tech support management software? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel website hosting supplier. Sometimes, on the basis of the billing system (particularly built for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting company is using, the enthusiastic clients can wind up with 2 extra logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain name administration system; 2: the ticket support software platform), winding up with a total of three user login locations (counting cPanel).
Weak Side No.5: More than a hundred and twenty hosting CP menus to get to know... briskly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than 120 sections inside the site hosting CP. It's an excellent idea to become familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better learn them fast... That's way too arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting firms:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...