How does cpanel-based web site hosting function?
For your info, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel site hosting offers on today's web hosting marketplace are furnished by a very insubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to yearly money flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-sized marketing segment, which generates a huge amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing strictly the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the web page hosting offerings on the whole website hosting marketplace furnish the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel site hosting price tags are identical. Quite identical. Giving those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/site hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is merely one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web site hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "site hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly named
The web site hosting "variety" and the hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us boil down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Assume you are merely a normal chap who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the site making procedures and the webspace hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domain names and online portals . Are you prepared to make your hosting choice? Is there any website hosting alternative you can opt for? Of course there is, at the moment there are more than 200,000 site hosting firms out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different hosting brand names in the world will offer you literally the same cPanel web page hosting Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the variety on the current site hosting marketplace is... Period.
The hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is an immense strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel-based web hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly met most webspace hosting market demands. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Inconvenience Number One: An imbecilic domain name folder configuration
If you have two or more domain names, however, be extra watchful not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new 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 delete on the web hosting server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous 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 delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Check for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain folder configuration 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 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 becoming bewildered? We unquestionably are!
Negative Aspect No.2: The very same electronic mail folder arrangement
The email folder structure on the web hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin chums firmly reinforce their faith in God when managing the electronic mail folders on the mail server, praying not to bungle things up too fatally.
Negative Side Number Three: An absolute lack of domain manipulation interfaces
Do we need to refer to the absolute deficiency of a modern domain management tool - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domains' Whois details, secure the Whois info, alter/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a mammoth disadvantage. An unforgivable one, we would like to add...
Weakness Number Four: Multiple user login places (minimum 2, maximum 3)
How about the necessity for an additional login to use the billing, domain name and technical support administration menu? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based web page hosting firm. Occasionally, on the basis of the billing system (particularly conceived for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting firm is utilizing, the eager customers can wind up with 2 additional login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain management software solution; 2: the ticket support menu), winding up with a total of 3 login places (including cPanel).
Drawback Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel departments to get to know... rapidly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty departments inside the web site hosting CP. It's an excellent idea to learn each one of them. And you'd better pick them up rapidly... That's very impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web site hosting service providers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...