How does cpanel-based hosting function?
For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel hosting offers on the present site hosting marketplace are furnished by a very unsubstantial business niche (when it comes to yearly money flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-sized business segment, which generates an enormous number of different web hosting brands, yet providing strictly the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the hosting offerings on the entire site hosting market supply the very same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel webspace hosting price tags are identical. Very identical. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other web site hosting platform/hosting Control Panel option. So, there is only one fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "site hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet diversely branded
The website hosting "diversity" and the web space hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us boil down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web site hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are simply an average bloke who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the site development procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domain names and web pages . Are you prepared to make your hosting choice? Is there any web site hosting alternative you can select? Sure there is, as of now there are more than 200,000 hosting corporations out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ unique website hosting brands all over the world will offer you exactly the same cPanel web space hosting CP and platform, named in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the diversity on today's web hosting market is... Period.
The web page hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics shows that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a mammoth strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel-based site hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably fulfilled all webspace hosting market prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Drawback Number 1: A laughable domain name folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extremely watchful not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to delete on the web server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name 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. Check for yourself how good cPanel's domain name 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)
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)
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)
Are you growing perplexed? We absolutely are!
Predicament Number Two: The same electronic mail folder system
The email folder configuration on the server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The sysadmin blokes firmly reinforce their faith in God when handling the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to muck things up too irretrievably.
Predicament No.3: An utter shortage of domain name administration user interfaces
Do we have to bring up the thorough shortage of a modern domain management GUI - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domains' Whois information, shield the Whois information, alter/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a huge downside. An unjustifiable one, we want to point out...
Predicament No.4: Many login places (min two, maximum 3)
What about the need for another login to utilize the invoice transaction, domain name and tech support administration user interface? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based web hosting service provider. Now and then, depending on the billing platform (particularly intended for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting company is availing of, the devoted clients can end up with 2 extra logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain administration software platform; 2: the ticket support tool), winding up with a total of 3 user login places (including cPanel).
Weakness Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty site hosting CP sections to pick up... swiftly
cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ departments inside the webspace hosting Control Panel. It's a remarkable idea to grasp each and every one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them quickly... That's inordinately impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web site hosting distributors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...