How does cpanel web hosting function?
For your info, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel-based site hosting offers on the current web site hosting marketplace are furnished by a very unsubstantial marketing segment (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) called reseller hosting. Reseller web site hosting is a kind of a small marketing segment, which provides an enormous quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing exactly 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 web site hosting offers on the whole webspace hosting marketplace provide precisely the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting price tags are identical. Very much alike. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other web site hosting platform/Control Panel choice. Thus, there is simply a single fact: out of more than 200k site hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely dubbed
The hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us boil down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web site hosting trademarked names. Assume you are only an average person 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 different domains and sites . Are you prepared to make your web hosting choice? Is there any website hosting alternative you can select? Sure there is, at present there are more than 200k site hosting suppliers in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ unique web site hosting brands worldwide will give you the same cPanel site hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the assortment on today's hosting market is... Full stop.
The site hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple math demonstrates that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a colossal stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that something like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The pros and cons of the cPanel hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably satisfied most web page hosting business prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Side Number 1: An idiotic domain name folder arrangement
If you have two or more domain names, though, be ultra watchful not to erase 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 name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to erase on the web hosting server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous 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 remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Determine for yourself how good cPanel's domain name folder structure 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)
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 becoming confused? We unquestionably are!
Downside No.2: The very same mail folder structure
The electronic mail folder configuration on the server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes firmly increase their faith in God when managing the email folders on the mail server, praying not to mess things up too seriously.
Weak Point Number Three: A complete absence of domain name management interfaces
Do we have to mention the sheer lack of a contemporary domain name manipulation platform - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, alter domains' Whois details, secure the Whois details, edit/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a considerable downside. An unpardonable one, we wish to point out...
Problem No.4: Many login places (min two, maximum three)
What about the demand for an extra login to access the invoicing transaction, domain and tech support management software? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based web space hosting distributor. Now and then, on the basis of the invoicing platform (especially meant for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting firm is using, the avid users can end up with two extra login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain name management section; 2: the ticket support GUI), ending up with a total of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).
Disadvantage Number Five: 120+ website hosting CP menus to become familiar with... quickly
cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the webspace hosting Control Panel. It's a wonderful idea to get familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better memorize them fast... That's excessively insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel hosting distributors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...