How does cpanel-based website hosting operate?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based web site hosting offers on the contemporary web site hosting market are supplied by a very insubstantial business segment (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) named hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-scale marketing segment, which supplies a great quantity of different web hosting brands, yet offering exactly the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that 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 webspace hosting prices are similar. Very identical. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other web site hosting platform/webspace hosting CP option. So, there is simply one fact: out of more than 200k web site hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "site hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly branded
The web space hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us come down to just one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different hosting brand names. Assume you are only a normal guy who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the site making processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domain names and web portals . Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web site hosting alternative you can select? Of course there is, as of now there are more than two hundred thousand webspace hosting suppliers out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique website hosting brands in the world will give you precisely the same cPanel web space hosting CP and platform, named differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the diversity on the present webspace hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The webspace hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple math demonstrates that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a huge stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that an event like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel-based web site hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and presumably satisfied most web space hosting industry demands. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Aspect No.1: A foolish domain folder system
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extra careful not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to remove on the web hosting server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Verify for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain folder arrangement 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 name)
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)
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 becoming disorientated? We undeniably are!
Predicament Number 2: The same electronic mail folder configuration
The e-mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin chaps firmly fortify their belief in God when coping with the email folders on the mail server, hoping not to botch things up too harshly.
Shortcoming No.3: A thorough shortage of domain name manipulation sections
Do we have to mention the absolute deficiency of a modern domain name administration menu - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, change domains' Whois information, secure the Whois details, change/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not offer such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a vast disadvantage. An inexcusable one, we want to add...
Inconvenience Number 4: Many user login locations (minimum two, maximum three)
What about the demand for an extra login to avail of the invoicing, domain name and technical support management platform? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based site hosting vendor. Sometimes, depending on the invoicing transaction tool (principally created for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting company is utilizing, the avid clients can wind up with 2 extra login places (1: the billing/domain name administration GUI; 2: the ticket support system), ending up with a total of three login places (counting cPanel).
Disadvantage Number Five: More than 120 web site hosting CP departments to pick up... fast
cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the site hosting Control Panel. It's a fine idea to get to know each one of them. And you'd better pick them up promptly... That's very insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting suppliers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...