How does cpanel-based website hosting operate?
For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based web page hosting offerings on the current site hosting marketplace are provided by a quite inconsiderable business segment (when it comes to annual money flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller site hosting is a kind of a small-sized business niche, which supplies a huge number of different web hosting brand names, yet offering literally the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offers on the whole hosting market furnish precisely the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based webspace hosting price tags are identical. Very similar. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/web site hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is merely one fact: out of more than 200,000 web page hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
200k "webspace hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely branded
The webspace hosting "diversity" and the web page hosting "offers" Google presents to us boil down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web page hosting trademarked names. Assume you are simply an average person who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web page development processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domains and web portals . Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any hosting variant you can pick? Of course there is, right now there are more than 200,000 web page hosting providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ unique web hosting brands all over the world will offer you literally the same cPanel web site hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the assortment on the current website hosting market is... Period.
The site hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics shows that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a mammoth strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The pros and cons of the cPanel-based web page hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly answered all web space hosting industry preconditions. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Point Number One: A foolish domain name folder structure
If you have two or more domain names, though, be extra cautious not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to erase on the server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Discover for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain folder system is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is situated)
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 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 growing confused? We unquestionably are!
Problem Number 2: The very same email folder arrangement
The mail folder arrangement on the server is literally the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The sysadmin chaps firmly enhance their faith in God when tackling the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to screw things up too gravely.
Drawback No.3: An absolute lack of domain name management user interfaces
Do we have to refer to the complete absence of a modern domain manipulation menu - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domains' Whois details, shield the Whois details, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not provide such a "modern" GUI at all. That's a big predicament. An unpardonable one, we want to add...
Problem Number 4: Many login locations (minimum 2, max 3)
How about the need for another login to utilize the invoicing transaction, domain name and tech support administration platform? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based web space hosting provider. Occasionally, on the basis of the billing transaction platform (principally built for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting supplier is availing of, the avid customers can wind up with 2 extra login locations (1: the billing/domain management tool; 2: the trouble ticket support software), ending up with an aggregate of three login locations (counting cPanel).
Weak Side Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty site hosting Control Panel areas to become acquainted with... promptly
cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the CP. It's a glorious idea to pick up each and every one of them. And you'd better learn them briskly... That's inordinately arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web page hosting firms:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...