How does cpanel-based web hosting operate?
For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based hosting offers on the present-day web page hosting marketplace are generated by a very insubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to annual capital flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a type of a small-sized business segment, which generates an immense quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing absolutely the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the whole web page hosting market furnish literally the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel web hosting price tags are similar. Very similar. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other web site hosting platform/webspace hosting CP option. So, there is simply one single fact: out of more than 200k web page hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
200k "website hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed
The website hosting "variety" and the webspace hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us boil down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are simply an ordinary fellow who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the web site development processes and the site hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domains and websites . Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any site hosting option you can decide upon? Sure there is, these days there are more than 200k web page hosting providers out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand different webspace hosting brand names in the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how large the diversity on the present-day web site hosting market is... Period.
The web page hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic shows that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is an enormous stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel-based web hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly covered most website hosting industry demands. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Disadvantage Number 1: A dumb domain name folder setup
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be ultra attentive not to remove fully 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 quite simple to delete on the web server, since 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 situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Determine for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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 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 growing bewildered? We categorically are!
Negative Sign No.2: The same mail folder arrangement
The email folder structure on the web server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The admin blokes firmly increase their faith in God when dealing with the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to screw things up too gravely.
Disadvantage Number Three: A sheer lack of domain management user interfaces
Do we have to cite the absolute shortage of a contemporary domain name administration tool - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domains, modify domain names' Whois info, protect the Whois info, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not offer such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a considerable drawback. An unpardonable one, we would like to point out...
Weakness Number Four: Many login places (min two, max three)
How about the necessity for another login to utilize the invoicing transaction, domain name and technical support administration software platform? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based hosting vendor. Now and then, based on the invoicing transaction tool (principally developed for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting service provider is making use of, the zealous users can end up with two extra login places (1: the invoicing/domain name administration software; 2: the trouble ticket support user interface), ending up with a total of 3 user login places (including cPanel).
Inconvenience Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel sections to get familiar with... briskly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the web site hosting Control Panel. It's an excellent idea to pick up each one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them fast... That's way too impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel webspace hosting corporations:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...