How does cpanel-based web site hosting operate?
For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel web site hosting offerings on the present web hosting market are furnished by a very inconsiderable business segment (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) known as reseller hosting. Reseller site hosting is a kind of a small-size business niche, which furnishes an enormous amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing one and the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offerings on the entire web hosting market furnish literally the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting prices are similar. Very similar. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other web site hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is only one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web space hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet differently named
The web space hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offerings" Google presents to us come down to just one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different webspace hosting brand names. Imagine you are simply an average chap who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the website creation procedures and the web space hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domains and web sites . Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any web space hosting variant you can decide upon? Sure there is, today there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting suppliers in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ different web hosting brands all over the world will give you literally the same cPanel site hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the assortment on the present webspace hosting market is... Full stop.
The web site hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math shows that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is an immense stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel-based site hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably satisfied most web page hosting industry prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Inconvenience Number One: An idiotic domain folder system
If you have two or more domain names, though, be extra cautious not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent 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 delete on the web server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Check for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain name folder system 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 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 disorientated? We undeniably are!
Shortcoming Number Two: The same electronic mail folder arrangement
The email folder structure on the hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin chums strongly increase their faith in God when coping with the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to muck things up too gravely.
Drawback Number 3: A complete lack of domain name management options
Do we need to mention the total shortage of a modern domain name administration platform - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, change domains' Whois info, protect the Whois info, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not have such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a vast drawback. An unforgivable one, we wish to add...
Negative Aspect Number Four: Numerous user login places (minimum 2, maximum 3)
How about the necessity for an extra login to avail of the invoice transaction, domain and technical support management section? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based hosting firm. Occasionally, depending on the invoice transaction system (particularly made for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting firm is utilizing, the eager customers can end up with two additional login places (1: the invoicing/domain management user interface; 2: the ticket support software platform), winding up with a total of three login locations (including cPanel).
Weakness Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty website hosting CP departments to pick up... briskly
cPanel offers to your attention 120+ areas inside the website hosting CP. It's a great idea to become acquainted with each of them. And you'd better learn them rapidly... That's way too arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web space hosting firms:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...