How does cpanel-based site hosting function?
For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel site hosting offers on the current web hosting marketplace are generated by a quite insubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to yearly money flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller webspace hosting is a kind of a small-sized marketing niche, which furnishes an immense quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet providing literally the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the site hosting offers on the whole web page hosting market offer absolutely the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel webspace hosting price tags are similar. Quite identical. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/web page hosting Control Panel option. So, there is just one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
200,000 "site hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed
The website hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us come down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are simply an ordinary person who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the site creation procedures and the web site hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domain names and web portals . Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any website hosting option you can decide upon? Sure there is, now there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting distributors out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ different site hosting brand names around the world will offer you the same cPanel webspace hosting Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the assortment on the present-day webspace hosting market is... Full stop.
The web site hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics shows that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a mammoth strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel-based hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and perhaps met all webspace hosting market requirements. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Side Number One: A moronic domain folder structure
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be ultra attentive not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very 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 very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Check for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain folder structure 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 name)
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 name)
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 name)
Are you growing perplexed? We definitely are!
Inconvenience No.2: The same electronic mail folder arrangement
The mail folder configuration on the web hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin boys strongly increase their belief in God when tackling the email folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to mess things up too badly.
Drawback Number Three: An utter lack of domain name administration options
Do we need to point out the entire shortage of a modern domain administration platform - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domains' Whois info, shield the Whois info, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not include such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a gigantic predicament. An unjustifiable one, we wish to point out...
Negative Sign No.4: Many login places (minimum two, max 3)
How about the demand for an extra login to access the invoice transaction, domain and tech support management user interface? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel website hosting company. Sometimes, on the basis of the invoicing platform (particularly meant for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting distributor is using, the zealous customers can end up with two additional login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain administration system; 2: the ticket support platform), winding up with an aggregate of three user login places (counting cPanel).
Downside Number 5: 120+ web space hosting Control Panel areas to become familiar with... quickly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the CP. It's a great idea to get to know each of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them swiftly... That's extremely insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web page hosting corporations:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...