How does cpanel-based site hosting operate?
For your info, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel hosting offerings on the current web page hosting market are generated by a quite unsubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to yearly money flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-scale marketing niche, which provides an immense amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing precisely the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the webspace hosting offers on the whole web page hosting marketplace provide one and the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel web page hosting prices are similar. Quite identical. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service practically no other web site hosting platform/webspace hosting CP alternative. So, 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%! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
200,000 "web page hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely dubbed
The website hosting "variety" and the site hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us come down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different site hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are simply a normal bloke who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the website creation processes and the web site hosting platforms, which actually power the various domains and web sites . Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web space hosting variant you can select? Of course there is, now there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting distributors in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ different web space hosting brands all over the world will give you the same cPanel web site hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the diversity on the contemporary site hosting marketplace is... Period.
The hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic shows that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is an enormous stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel-based hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and presumably answered most website hosting industry requirements. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Disadvantage Number 1: A dumb domain name folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be ultra cautious not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call 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 remove on the hosting server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Verify for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain folder system 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 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 getting baffled? We absolutely are!
Problem Number 2: The very same mail folder setup
The e-mail folder structure on the web hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin chaps strongly increase their belief in God when dealing with the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to screw things up too harshly.
Drawback Number 3: A complete lack of domain name manipulation sections
Do we have to cite the entire absence of a contemporary domain name management user interface - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, change domain names' Whois info, shield the Whois information, modify/create name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not contain such a "modern" section at all. That's a great drawback. An unpardonable one, we want to point out...
Predicament Number Four: Numerous user login locations (minimum two, maximum 3)
What about the demand for another login to use the invoicing, domain name and tech support management GUI? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel website hosting company. Sometimes, depending on the invoice transaction system (particularly tailored for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting distributor is making use of, the devoted clients can end up with 2 extra login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain management system; 2: the trouble ticket support system), ending up with a total of three login places (counting cPanel).
Weakness Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty web space hosting Control Panel menus to pick up... briskly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 departments inside the web page hosting Control Panel. It's an excellent idea to get acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better learn them quickly... That's inordinately impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel website hosting corporations:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...