How does cpanel-based hosting function?
For your info, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel web page hosting offerings on the present-day webspace hosting marketplace are generated by a quite insubstantial business segment (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small marketing segment, which supplies a great number of different web hosting brand names, yet providing strictly the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the site hosting offerings on the entire web site hosting marketplace provide one and the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting price tags are alike. Quite identical. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other web space hosting platform/web site hosting Control Panel option. So, there is merely one single fact: out of more than 200k web site hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
200k "hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed
The web hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us come down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web space hosting brand names. Suppose you are simply an average person who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the site development processes and the site hosting platforms, which actually power the different domain names and websites . Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any site hosting alternative you can decide upon? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting distributors out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ different web page hosting brand names all over the world will give you absolutely the same cPanel web space hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the assortment on the present-day web page hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic reveals that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a mammoth strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel website hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly met all web site hosting industry requirements. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Predicament Number One: A stupid domain name folder system
If you have two or more domains, however, be ultra attentive not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to erase on the web server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite 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 try not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Determine for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain folder setup 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 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 bewildered? We positively are!
Downside Number 2: The same e-mail folder structure
The e-mail folder structure on the web hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin boys strongly increase their belief in God when managing the e-mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to muck things up too irreparably.
Inconvenience No.3: A complete lack of domain administration menus
Do we have to cite the thorough shortage of a contemporary domain management menu - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domains' Whois information, shield the Whois information, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's an immense weakness. An inexcusable one, we would like to point out...
Negative Point Number Four: Many user login places (min two, maximum 3)
How about the need for another login to make use of the billing transaction, domain and tech support administration platform? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based hosting firm. At times, depending on the billing transaction platform (especially created for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting vendor is availing of, the devoted clients can wind up with two extra login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain management software solution; 2: the trouble ticket support system), ending up with a total of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).
Negative Aspect No.5: 120+ web site hosting CP sections to become acquainted with... quickly
cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the web hosting CP. It's a superb idea to memorize each of them. And you'd better get to know them swiftly... That's quite arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web space hosting service providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...