How does cpanel-based site hosting operate?
For your info, it's good to know that most of the cPanel web site hosting offers on the present-day hosting marketplace are provided by a quite insubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to annual money flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller webspace hosting is a kind of a small marketing niche, which generates a great quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing absolutely 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 web site hosting offers on the whole web site hosting marketplace furnish strictly the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel web space hosting price tags are identical. Quite identical. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service almost no other web page hosting platform/web site hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200k webspace hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, mind that one...
200k "website hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely branded
The site hosting "diversity" and the site hosting "offerings" Google shows to us come down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different site hosting brand names. Imagine you are just an average fellow who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the web site creation procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the various domains and sites . Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any web space hosting variant you can decide upon? Sure there is, right now there are more than 200,000 web space hosting providers in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand different web page hosting brands in the world will offer you the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, branded in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the variety on the current web hosting marketplace is... Period.
The web space hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic reveals that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a colossal stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that an event like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel-based web page hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly answered most web site hosting industry preconditions. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Inconvenience No.1: A ludicrous domain folder setup
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be ultra attentive not to erase 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). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to erase on the server, because 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 name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Observe for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain folder configuration 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)
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 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)
Are you growing nonplussed? We definitely are!
Problem Number 2: The very same mail folder system
The electronic mail folder structure on the web server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chaps strongly reinforce their belief in God when handling the mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to botch things up too badly.
Negative Point Number 3: A complete deficiency of domain name management GUIs
Do we need to point out the complete lack of a contemporary domain manipulation GUI - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domains, alter domains' Whois information, secure the Whois details, edit/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "modern" GUI at all. That's a huge downside. An unjustifiable one, we would like to point out...
Inconvenience Number Four: Numerous login locations (minimum two, maximum 3)
How about the need for an additional login to use the invoice transaction, domain name and technical support administration user interface? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based web page hosting company. Sometimes, on the basis of the invoice transaction system (particularly meant for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting provider is utilizing, the earnest users can wind up with two additional login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain administration user interface; 2: the ticket support system), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (including cPanel).
Inconvenience Number Five: More than 120 Control Panel areas to learn... swiftly
cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty areas inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a fabulous idea to memorize each of them. And you'd better get familiar with them swiftly... That's inordinately impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web site hosting service providers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...