How does cpanel-based hosting function?
For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel web page hosting offers on the present web page hosting market are furnished by a quite inconsiderable marketing niche (when it comes to annual capital flow) called reseller hosting. Reseller site hosting is a type of a small-size business niche, which provides a big quantity of different web hosting brands, yet offering strictly the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offerings on the whole web space hosting market provide literally the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based web space hosting prices are similar. Very much alike. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other web space hosting platform/Control Panel choice. So, there is just one fact: out of more than 200,000 web site hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, mind that one...
200k "web site hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely branded
The site hosting "diversity" and the web page hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us come down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different site hosting brand names. Suppose you are simply an ordinary person who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web page development processes and the site hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domain names and sites . Are you prepared to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web site hosting alternative you can select? Sure there is, as of now there are more than 200,000 webspace hosting providers out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ unique web hosting brand names all over the world will give you exactly the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the diversity on the present-day site hosting marketplace is... Period.
The web page hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math demonstrates that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a huge stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that something like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel site hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps satisfied most web space hosting business prerequisites. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Shortcoming Number 1: A stupid domain folder arrangement
If you have two or more domains, however, be ultra cautious not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to remove on the web server, since they all are situated 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 located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Check for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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)
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 name)
Are you growing baffled? We absolutely are!
Negative Side No.2: The same e-mail folder setup
The e-mail folder structure on the web server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The admin blokes strongly increase their faith in God when coping with the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to botch things up too seriously.
Drawback No.3: An utter shortage of domain name manipulation sections
Do we need to bring up the utter deficiency of a contemporary domain name manipulation user interface - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domains, change domains' Whois information, protect the Whois details, modify/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not include such a "modern" tool at all. That's a great shortcoming. An inexcusable one, we would like to add...
Drawback No.4: Numerous login locations (min 2, maximum 3)
What about the need for another login to access the invoicing, domain and tech support management software platform? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel web site hosting company. At times, depending on the invoicing transaction system (particularly built for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting service provider is making use of, the ardent clients can end up with 2 additional login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain name administration system; 2: the trouble ticket support menu), winding up with an aggregate of 3 user login locations (including cPanel).
Downside Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting CP menus to learn... fast
cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 sections inside the web site hosting Control Panel. It's an excellent idea to become familiar with each of them. And you'd better pick them up swiftly... That's quite impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web space hosting firms:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...