How does cpanel-based site hosting operate?
For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based web space hosting offerings on the present hosting market are furnished by a quite insignificant marketing segment (when it comes to annual capital flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller web space hosting is a sort of a small-sized business niche, which supplies an enormous amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing one and the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offerings on the entire webspace hosting market supply strictly the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel website hosting prices are similar. Quite similar. Giving those who need a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/webspace hosting CP choice. So, there is only one fact: out of more than 200k website hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
200,000 "web space hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet diversely dubbed
The hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offerings" Google presents to us come down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are just an ordinary chap who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the website making processes and the web page hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domains and sites . Are you prepared to make your hosting choice? Is there any website hosting alternative you can settle on? Of course there is, today there are more than two hundred thousand web site hosting companies out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ unique web site hosting brands around the world will offer you the same cPanel web space hosting Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the variety on the present web page hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics shows that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a gigantic strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...
The pros and cons of the cPanel-based web site hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly covered most web hosting industry requirements. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Problem No.1: A laughable domain folder structure
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extra cautious not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to erase on the hosting server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, 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 attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Examine for yourself how good cPanel's domain name folder system is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is placed)
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 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 getting nonplussed? We undeniably are!
Drawback Number 2: The same electronic mail folder configuration
The mail folder configuration on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes strongly reinforce their belief in God when managing the email folders on the mail server, praying not to muck things up too badly.
Negative Sign Number Three: A thorough shortage of domain name management GUIs
Do we need to mention the thorough deficiency of a modern domain name management user interface - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domain names' Whois information, protect the Whois info, edit/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not offer such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a huge disadvantage. An unforgettable one, we want to point out...
Downside Number 4: Multiple login places (min two, max 3)
What about the demand for an additional login to use the invoicing transaction, domain and tech support administration section? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel web space hosting corporation. At times, on the basis of the invoice transaction platform (particularly invented for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting vendor is making use of, the zealous customers can wind up with 2 additional login locations (1: the invoicing/domain name administration section; 2: the ticket support software solution), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login places (including cPanel).
Problem Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel areas to grasp... quickly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty departments inside the website hosting CP. It's a remarkable idea to get familiar with each of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them quickly... That's way too insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web space hosting vendors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...