How does cpanel web hosting function?
For your info, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel-based web hosting offers on the present web page hosting marketplace are generated by a quite unsubstantial business segment (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) named hosting reseller. Reseller hosting is a kind of a small-size marketing niche, which supplies a huge number of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing exactly the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offerings on the entire website hosting market supply exactly the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based web space hosting price tags are identical. Very similar. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is just one single fact: out of more than 200k webspace hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, note that one...
200,000 "web page hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely branded
The webspace hosting "diversity" and the web page hosting "offers" Google shows 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 brand names. Suppose you are only a normal chap who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web site creation processes and the web space hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domains and web pages . Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web site hosting variant you can opt for? Of course there is, today there are more than 200,000 webspace hosting corporations out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ different hosting brand names in the world will offer you precisely the same cPanel web site hosting CP and platform, labeled in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the variety on the current hosting market is... Full stop.
The web site hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics reveals that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a great stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel-based webspace hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably satisfied all web hosting market prerequisites. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Predicament Number 1: An idiotic domain folder setup
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be ultra cautious not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to remove on the web server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide for yourself how marvelous 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)
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 name)
Are you getting confused? We clearly are!
Weak Point Number Two: The same electronic mail folder setup
The mail folder structure on the server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin blokes firmly reinforce their belief in God when tackling the e-mail folders on the mail server, praying not to botch things up too irretrievably.
Problem Number Three: An entire lack of domain name administration sections
Do we have to point out the entire shortage of a contemporary domain name administration tool - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domain names' Whois information, secure the Whois info, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not contain such a "modern" section at all. That's a huge downside. An inexcusable one, we want to add...
Disadvantage Number 4: Numerous user login places (min two, max 3)
How about the demand for an extra login to utilize the billing transaction, domain and technical support administration software platform? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel webspace hosting provider. Sometimes, on the basis of the invoice transaction platform (principally developed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting firm is using, the earnest clients can wind up with 2 extra login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain name administration section; 2: the ticket support section), winding up with a total of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).
Disadvantage Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty web page hosting Control Panel areas to get acquainted with... briskly
cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ areas inside the Control Panel. It's an excellent idea to pick up each and every one of them. And you'd better learn them swiftly... That's way too arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web page hosting firms:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...