How does cpanel-based site hosting function?
For your info, it's good to know that most of the cPanel site hosting offers on the current website hosting market are provided by a very inconsiderable marketing niche (when it comes to annual money flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller webspace hosting is a kind of a small-sized marketing segment, which supplies an enormous amount of different web hosting brands, yet supplying strictly the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web page hosting offerings on the whole web site hosting marketplace furnish one and the very same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based web site hosting prices are similar. Quite similar. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other web space hosting platform/web hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is just a single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "web page hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet diversely branded
The site hosting "variety" and the web space hosting "offers" Google reveals to us come down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting trademarked names. Assume you are merely an ordinary bloke who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web site creation processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the various domains and online portals . Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any website hosting variant you can select? Of course there is, today there are more than 200,000 web hosting service providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique web space hosting brands around the world will give you exactly the same cPanel web space hosting Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the variety on the contemporary website hosting market is... Full stop.
The web site hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics reveals that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a huge strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel web page hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably satisfied all web hosting market prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Point No.1: A ludicrous domain folder setup
If you have two or more domain names, however, be extremely attentive not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to remove on the web server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Discover for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain folder structure is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is placed)
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)
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 growing perplexed? We categorically are!
Shortcoming Number Two: The very same mail folder setup
The e-mail folder structure on the web server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chums firmly reinforce their faith in God when dealing with the email folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too irretrievably.
Weak Point Number 3: A sheer deficiency of domain name manipulation menus
Do we have to point out the absolute deficiency of a contemporary domain name management interface - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domain names' Whois information, secure the Whois details, alter/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a colossal downside. An unforgivable one, we would like to point out...
Disadvantage Number 4: Many user login locations (min 2, maximum three)
How about the need for another login to use the invoicing transaction, domain name and technical support management system? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel web hosting distributor. Occasionally, depending on the billing platform (especially tailored for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting distributor is availing of, the ardent clients can end up with two extra logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain administration user interface; 2: the ticket support software solution), ending up with a total of three user login places (counting cPanel).
Negative Side Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel sections to pick up... rapidly
cPanel presents for your consideration 120+ sections inside the web page hosting Control Panel. It's a terrific idea to get acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them rapidly... That's extremely impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel webspace hosting firms:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...