How does cpanel web hosting function?
For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel-based hosting offerings on the present-day web site hosting market are supplied by a very insignificant business niche (as far as annual money flow is concerned) known as hosting reseller. Reseller site hosting is a sort of a small-sized marketing niche, which furnishes a huge quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing literally the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offerings on the whole web page hosting marketplace offer the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel site hosting prices are similar. Quite identical. Giving those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other web site hosting platform/Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is just one single fact: out of more than 200k web space hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
200k "web hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed
The web space hosting "diversity" and the web page hosting "offerings" Google shows to us boil down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different webspace hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are just an ordinary bloke who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the web site development procedures and the site hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domain names and web portals . Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any webspace hosting alternative you can select? Of course there is, now there are more than 200k web page hosting providers out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ unique website hosting brands across the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel web space hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the diversity on the present hosting marketplace is... Period.
The hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic reveals that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a huge stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel web page hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly answered all webspace hosting industry preconditions. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Downside No.1: An imbecilic domain name folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extremely watchful not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to 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 located 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. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Observe for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain name 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 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 name)
Are you growing perplexed? We undeniably are!
Weak Side Number 2: The very same email folder configuration
The e-mail folder configuration on the hosting server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin blokes firmly increase their faith in God when handling the email folders on the email server, praying not to muck things up too seriously.
Negative Point Number 3: An absolute shortage of domain administration user interfaces
Do we need to bring up the sheer shortage of a contemporary domain name manipulation platform - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, edit domain names' Whois information, protect the Whois details, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not contain such a "modern" menu at all. That's a big downside. An inexcusable one, we would like to point out...
Negative Sign Number Four: Multiple user login places (min two, max three)
How about the demand for another login to make use of the invoice transaction, domain name and technical support management section? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel web space hosting distributor. Now and then, on the basis of the billing transaction system (particularly developed for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting company is making use of, the keen users can wind up with two extra login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain name administration GUI; 2: the trouble ticket support system), winding up with a total of 3 user login locations (counting cPanel).
Negative Point Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty web site hosting CP menus to become acquainted with... swiftly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 menus inside the hosting Control Panel. It's a great idea to learn each and every one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them promptly... That's way too impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel webspace hosting corporations:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...