How does cpanel-based site hosting function?
For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel-based web hosting offers on the present web page hosting market are furnished by a very unsubstantial business niche (when it comes to annual cash flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web site hosting is a sort of a small business segment, which furnishes a big quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying precisely the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the hosting offerings on the entire web hosting market supply literally the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based web space hosting prices are alike. Very similar. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/hosting CP choice. So, there is just one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web space hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, note that one...
200k "web space hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet differently branded
The web hosting "variety" and the webspace hosting "offerings" Google presents to us boil down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web page hosting brand names. Assume you are simply an average fellow who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the website development procedures and the hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domains and web pages . Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any web space hosting variant you can select? Of course there is, at the moment there are more than 200k website hosting service providers out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand different web space hosting brand names in the world will give you the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, named in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the diversity on the present-day web page hosting marketplace is... Period.
The website hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math demonstrates that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is an enormous strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel web site hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps fulfilled most web page hosting business demands. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Disadvantage Number One: A ludicrous domain name folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be ultra watchful not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to erase on the 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 name 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. Determine for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain folder configuration 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 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 growing baffled? We absolutely are!
Shortcoming Number Two: The very same electronic mail folder configuration
The electronic mail folder structure on the hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin chums strongly fortify their belief in God when dealing with the e-mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to fuck things up too irretrievably.
Predicament Number 3: A complete absence of domain name manipulation options
Do we need to point out the sheer lack of a contemporary domain manipulation interface - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, change domain names' Whois information, protect the Whois info, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not contain such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a vast predicament. An unjustifiable one, we want to add...
Negative Side Number Four: Numerous login locations (min two, max three)
How about the necessity for another login to avail of the billing, domain name and technical support management section? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based web site hosting company. Sometimes, based on the billing system (especially developed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting firm is using, the keen users can wind up with two extra login places (1: the invoicing/domain administration software solution; 2: the ticket support software solution), winding up with an aggregate of three login locations (counting cPanel).
Downside No.5: 120+ web page hosting CP areas to get acquainted with... fast
cPanel offers to your attention 120+ sections inside the hosting Control Panel. It's a superb idea to pick up each one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them quickly... That's excessively impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based hosting distributors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...