How does cpanel-based web hosting operate?
For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel hosting offerings on the current hosting market are furnished by a quite inconsiderable business segment (when it comes to yearly money flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller webspace hosting is a type of a small-sized business segment, which provides a big number of different web hosting brand names, yet offering absolutely the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98% of the web hosting offerings on the entire website hosting marketplace furnish absolutely the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel web hosting prices are similar. Very much alike. Giving those who require a top web hosting service practically no other web page hosting platform/hosting CP choice. Thus, there is only a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand webspace hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, note that one...
200k "web space hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed
The web hosting "diversity" and the web site hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us come down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different website hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are simply an average fellow who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web site creation processes and the web site hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domain names and online portals . Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any web page hosting alternative you can opt for? Sure there is, these days there are more than 200,000 web space hosting providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ unique hosting brand names in the world will offer you literally the same cPanel site hosting Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the assortment on the contemporary website hosting market is... Full stop.
The web page hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a great strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The pros and cons of the cPanel web hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and perhaps met all web hosting market demands. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Side Number One: A dumb domain folder structure
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be ultra watchful not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple 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 popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Determine for yourself how good cPanel's domain name folder structure 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)
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 absolutely are!
Disadvantage No.2: The same e-mail folder arrangement
The e-mail folder configuration on the web server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The admin guys strongly enhance their faith in God when tackling the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to muck things up too irreparably.
Negative Aspect Number 3: An absolute shortage of domain name management tools
Do we need to cite the thorough shortage of a modern domain name manipulation platform - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domains' Whois details, protect the Whois details, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not supply such a "modern" section at all. That's a big disadvantage. An inexcusable one, we wish to point out...
Predicament Number Four: Numerous user login places (minimum 2, maximum three)
How about the necessity for an extra login to use the invoice transaction, domain name and technical support administration GUI? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel site hosting corporation. Occasionally, on the basis of the billing transaction tool (particularly conceived for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting company is utilizing, the earnest clients can end up with 2 extra login places (1: the billing/domain management system; 2: the trouble ticket support menu), ending up with a total of three login locations (including cPanel).
Disadvantage Number Five: 120+ web site hosting Control Panel menus to learn... promptly
cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the webspace hosting CP. It's a great idea to pick up each and every one of them. And you'd better memorize them swiftly... That's quite impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based site hosting firms:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...