How does cpanel-based site hosting function?
For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based hosting offers on the current hosting market are generated by a quite insignificant marketing niche (when it comes to annual capital flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller site hosting is a type of a small-scale business segment, which generates an immense amount of different web hosting brands, yet offering exactly the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web site hosting offers on the whole web site hosting market supply exactly the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel web hosting prices are alike. Quite identical. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other web site hosting platform/web page hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is just one single fact: out of more than 200,000 web space hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, mark that one...
200k "hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed
The web site hosting "variety" and the web site hosting "offers" Google reveals to us boil down to just one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web site hosting brand names. Assume you are merely an average guy who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the web site creation procedures and the site hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domains and websites . Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web space hosting variant you can settle on? Sure there is, these days there are more than two hundred thousand web site hosting suppliers in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ unique web site hosting brands in the world will give you the same cPanel web site hosting Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the assortment on the present webspace hosting marketplace is... Period.
The web site hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics shows that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is an immense stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel-based website hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps met all site hosting business prerequisites. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Drawback Number One: A stupid domain folder system
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extremely attentive not to remove fully 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). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to remove on the web hosting server, since they all are placed 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 placed 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. Examine for yourself how fantastic 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)
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)
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 puzzled? We clearly are!
Inconvenience Number 2: The very same email folder setup
The electronic mail folder structure on the web server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin chums strongly reinforce their belief in God when handling the email folders on the email server, hoping not to screw things up too irretrievably.
Shortcoming No.3: A sheer shortage of domain administration user interfaces
Do we have to bring up the thorough shortage of a contemporary domain administration GUI - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domain names' Whois info, protect the Whois info, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a great weakness. An unjustifiable one, we wish to point out...
Downside Number 4: Numerous login locations (minimum two, maximum three)
What about the demand for an extra login to use the billing, domain name and tech support management software platform? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel site hosting firm. At times, on the basis of the invoicing tool (particularly invented for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting supplier is utilizing, the devoted users can wind up with 2 extra login places (1: the invoicing/domain administration interface; 2: the trouble ticket support menu), ending up with an aggregate of three login places (counting cPanel).
Negative Aspect Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty webspace hosting Control Panel menus to get familiar with... rapidly
cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 departments inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a superb idea to memorize each of them. And you'd better memorize them swiftly... That's inordinately insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web hosting vendors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...