How does cpanel-based web hosting function?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel webspace hosting offerings on the current webspace hosting marketplace are generated by a very inconsiderable marketing segment (as far as annual money flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller webspace hosting is a type of a small-size business segment, which furnishes a huge amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying one and the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web page hosting offerings on the whole website hosting marketplace furnish strictly the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting price tags are identical. Very much alike. Giving those who need a top web hosting service almost no other webspace hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel option. So, there is merely one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand webspace hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, mark that one...
200k "web site hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet differently named
The hosting "diversity" and the site hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us boil down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web space hosting brand names. Assume you are only a normal bloke who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the site creation procedures and the webspace hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domains and web sites . Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any webspace hosting variant you can select? Of course there is, now there are more than 200k web page hosting corporations in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique website hosting brands across the world will give you the same cPanel hosting CP and platform, branded in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how big the variety on the current webspace hosting market is... Period.
The web page hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a great stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel-based web site hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and presumably covered most hosting market prerequisites. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Aspect Number One: A foolish domain folder setup
If you have two or more domain names, however, be ultra cautious not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to erase on the web hosting server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite well known 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. Discover for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain folder configuration 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 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)
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 puzzled? We positively are!
Disadvantage Number Two: The very same electronic mail folder structure
The mail folder arrangement on the web server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin guys firmly reinforce their belief in God when handling the email folders on the mail server, praying not to muck things up too harshly.
Shortcoming Number 3: A total deficiency of domain name administration user interfaces
Do we have to cite the absolute deficiency of a modern domain manipulation user interface - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domains, alter domains' Whois info, secure the Whois info, change/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" section at all. That's a mammoth drawback. An unforgivable one, we want to add...
Weak Point Number Four: Numerous login locations (minimum two, maximum three)
How about the need for an extra login to make use of the billing transaction, domain name and tech support management GUI? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based webspace hosting service provider. At times, based on the billing transaction platform (particularly devised for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting supplier is using, the zealous users can end up with two extra logins (1: the billing/domain management software; 2: the ticket support tool), ending up with a total of three user login places (including cPanel).
Predicament Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty site hosting Control Panel departments to get acquainted with... quickly
cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a terrific idea to get to know each and every one of them. And you'd better learn them promptly... That's very arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web space hosting vendors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...