How does cpanel-based website hosting function?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel hosting offers on the current web site hosting market are provided by a quite insignificant marketing segment (when it comes to annual money flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a kind of a small marketing niche, which generates an enormous quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering strictly the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the hosting offers on the entire web hosting marketplace provide one and the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel website hosting price tags are identical. Very similar. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other web page hosting platform/hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is simply one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web space hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, mind that one...
200k "web page hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed
The web space hosting "diversity" and the web page hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us boil down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web space hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are merely a normal guy who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the website development processes and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domains and web sites . Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any webspace hosting alternative you can select? Sure there is, at the moment there are more than 200k web hosting vendors in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ different web site hosting brand names across the world will give you absolutely the same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the variety on the contemporary hosting market is... Period.
The site hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a colossal stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel-based webspace hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly satisfied all site hosting industry demands. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Inconvenience Number One: A stupid domain name folder structure
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be ultra careful not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to remove on the web hosting server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known 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 domain names, please. Decide for yourself how good cPanel's domain name folder configuration is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is located)
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)
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 growing puzzled? We positively are!
Inconvenience No.2: The same e-mail folder setup
The electronic mail folder structure on the web hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin guys firmly enhance their belief in God when tackling the electronic mail folders on the mail server, praying not to botch things up too irretrievably.
Disadvantage Number 3: A complete shortage of domain name management interfaces
Do we need to refer to the entire shortage of a contemporary domain name administration user interface - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, modify domain names' Whois information, protect the Whois details, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not offer such a "modern" menu at all. That's a gigantic downside. An unforgivable one, we wish to point out...
Weak Point Number 4: Multiple user login places (min two, maximum three)
How about the demand for an additional login to use the billing transaction, domain name and tech support management tool? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based website hosting vendor. At times, depending on the invoicing transaction system (especially designed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting supplier is availing of, the earnest users can end up with 2 additional logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain name management system; 2: the trouble ticket support software solution), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).
Inconvenience No.5: More than a hundred and twenty hosting Control Panel departments to become acquainted with... fast
cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty departments inside the web space hosting CP. It's an excellent idea to grasp each one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them promptly... That's quite insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting firms:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...