How does cpanel-based site hosting work?
For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel hosting offers on the current webspace hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite unsubstantial marketing segment (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) known as reseller hosting. Reseller site hosting is a sort of a small-sized business niche, which furnishes an immense quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying absolutely the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the web space hosting offers on the whole hosting market furnish one and the very same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based hosting price tags are identical. Very similar. Giving those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other hosting platform/web site hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is merely one fact: out of more than 200k web site hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
200,000 "web page hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed
The web page hosting "diversity" and the web space hosting "offers" Google reveals to us come down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web site hosting brand names. Assume you are just an ordinary fellow who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the web site creation processes and the webspace hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domains and web pages . Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any webspace hosting alternative you can choose? Of course there is, at present there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting service providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ different web space hosting brand names in the world will offer you literally the same cPanel web page hosting CP and platform, labeled differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the assortment on the current web hosting market is... Period.
The web space hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic shows that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a great stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that something like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The pros and cons of the cPanel site hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly satisfied all web page hosting business preconditions. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Point Number 1: An imbecilic domain name folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extremely careful not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to delete on the web hosting server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous 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 try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Examine for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain name folder system 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)
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 name)
Are you becoming bewildered? We undoubtedly are!
Negative Side No.2: The same mail folder arrangement
The electronic mail folder configuration on the hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin chums strongly reinforce their belief in God when handling the electronic mail folders on the mail server, praying not to botch things up too severely.
Disadvantage Number 3: A total deficiency of domain management interfaces
Do we have to cite the absolute deficiency of a contemporary domain name management interface - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domains' Whois info, shield the Whois info, change/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not furnish such a "modern" menu at all. That's a major inconvenience. An unforgettable one, we want to add...
Drawback Number 4: Many login places (minimum 2, maximum three)
How about the demand for another login to use the billing, domain name and tech support administration software solution? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel webspace hosting distributor. Occasionally, on the basis of the invoice transaction tool (principally devised for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting firm is availing of, the avid customers can wind up with 2 additional login places (1: the invoicing/domain name administration software platform; 2: the ticket support user interface), winding up with a total of 3 user login locations (including cPanel).
Disadvantage Number Five: More than 120 site hosting Control Panel departments to grasp... promptly
cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ sections inside the webspace hosting Control Panel. It's a fantastic idea to get acquainted with each of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them swiftly... That's inordinately arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web page hosting companies:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...