How does cpanel-based hosting work?
For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based webspace hosting offerings on today's web hosting marketplace are provided by a very inconsiderable marketing niche (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) called reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-sized business niche, which provides a vast amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing literally the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the entire site hosting market offer strictly the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based hosting prices are identical. Quite identical. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/web site hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is only one fact: out of more than 200k web space hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "webspace hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed
The website hosting "diversity" and the web space hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us boil down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web site hosting brand names. Imagine you are just a regular fellow who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the web page creation processes and the hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domains and web portals . Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any site hosting option you can choose? Of course there is, at present there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting service providers out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ unique web hosting brand names in the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the variety on the present web page hosting market is... Period.
The site hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math demonstrates that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a gigantic stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel web space hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps fulfilled most web page hosting market prerequisites. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Point Number 1: A foolish domain folder arrangement
If you have two or more domain names, however, be extremely watchful not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to delete on the hosting server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Discover for yourself how good cPanel's domain folder system 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 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)
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 becoming baffled? We categorically are!
Shortcoming Number 2: The same electronic mail folder system
The e-mail folder configuration on the web server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin chaps firmly enhance their faith in God when tackling the mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to muck things up too irreparably.
Disadvantage Number Three: A sheer shortage of domain name management interfaces
Do we have to mention the absolute deficiency of a modern domain name administration GUI - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domain names' Whois information, secure the Whois details, change/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" GUI at all. That's a mammoth weakness. An unforgivable one, we want to add...
Weak Point No.4: Many user login places (minimum 2, maximum three)
What about the necessity for an extra login to access the invoicing, domain and technical support management interface? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based website hosting company. Sometimes, depending on the invoicing transaction tool (principally made for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting vendor is making use of, the devoted clients can end up with two extra login locations (1: the invoicing/domain management user interface; 2: the trouble ticket support interface), winding up with an aggregate of three user login places (counting cPanel).
Problem Number Five: 120+ web site hosting CP departments to become familiar with... swiftly
cPanel offers to your attention more than 120 sections inside the web site hosting CP. It's a fantastic idea to get familiar with each one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them fast... That's inordinately impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web page hosting distributors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...