How does cpanel-based site hosting function?
For your info, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel web page hosting offerings on the present webspace hosting market are supplied by a very insubstantial marketing segment (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) known as hosting reseller. Reseller web page hosting is a kind of a small-size marketing segment, which provides an immense number of different web hosting brands, yet offering exactly the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the webspace hosting offers on the whole hosting market offer literally the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based web site hosting price tags are identical. Quite similar. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other web site hosting platform/web page hosting CP choice. So, there is just one fact: out of more than 200,000 web page hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "webspace hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet differently labeled
The web space hosting "variety" and the web space hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us boil down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different hosting brand names. Suppose you are just a regular chap who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the site making procedures and the webspace hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domains and sites . Are you prepared to make your web hosting selection? Is there any web hosting variant you can settle on? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than 200,000 web site hosting companies out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different web space hosting brand names around the world will give you strictly the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, labeled differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the variety on the contemporary web hosting marketplace is... Period.
The web site hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple math shows that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a mammoth strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The pros and cons of the cPanel-based site hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly fulfilled all site hosting industry requirements. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weak Point No.1: A foolish domain folder arrangement
If you have two or more domains, however, be ultra watchful not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite 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 famous 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 try not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Discover for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain name folder arrangement is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is located)
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 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 getting baffled? We unquestionably are!
Drawback No.2: The same e-mail folder configuration
The mail folder configuration on the web hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin guys strongly strengthen their faith in God when coping with the email folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to botch things up too gravely.
Negative Side Number 3: An entire lack of domain name administration GUIs
Do we have to cite the absolute absence of a modern domain manipulation user interface - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domains' Whois details, secure the Whois info, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not contain such a "modern" tool at all. That's a big inconvenience. An unpardonable one, we wish to point out...
Weak Side Number Four: Many user login locations (min two, maximum three)
What about the necessity for another login to use the invoice transaction, domain name and technical support administration tool? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based website hosting service provider. At times, based on the invoice transaction system (principally meant for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting provider is availing of, the ardent users can wind up with two additional login places (1: the billing transaction/domain management software; 2: the trouble ticket support section), ending up with an aggregate of three user login locations (counting cPanel).
Downside Number Five: 120+ webspace hosting CP departments to memorize... promptly
cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a great idea to get familiar with each one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them fast... That's inordinately arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web site hosting providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...