How does cpanel-based hosting operate?
For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel web page hosting offerings on the contemporary website hosting marketplace are furnished by a very unsubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to annual money flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-scale business segment, which supplies an enormous amount of different web hosting brand names, yet providing precisely the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offers on the entire web site hosting market offer absolutely the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel web space hosting price tags are identical. Very similar. Giving those who require a top web hosting service practically no other hosting platform/web hosting CP option. So, there is only a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web site hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...
200,000 "website hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed
The web site hosting "variety" and the hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us come down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are simply a regular person who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web site creation processes and the hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domains and websites . Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any web site hosting variant you can select? Sure there is, these days there are more than 200k site hosting suppliers in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ different hosting brands across the world will offer you literally the same cPanel webspace hosting Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the assortment on the current webspace hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The webspace hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple math reveals that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is an immense strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel-based web site hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly covered most web space hosting industry demands. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Inconvenience Number One: A laughable domain name folder setup
If you have two or more domains, however, be ultra cautious not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to remove on the server, because 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 located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Examine for yourself how good cPanel's domain name 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 name)
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)
Are you becoming disorientated? We categorically are!
Drawback Number 2: The same email folder setup
The mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin chums strongly increase their faith in God when managing the email folders on the mail server, praying not to muck things up too irreparably.
Disadvantage Number 3: An entire shortage of domain name administration tools
Do we have to bring up the sheer shortage of a contemporary domain manipulation tool - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domain names' Whois info, protect the Whois details, alter/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a major predicament. An unforgettable one, we would like to add...
Downside Number 4: Many login places (minimum two, maximum 3)
What about the demand for an extra login to utilize the invoicing transaction, domain name and technical support administration system? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel web space hosting firm. Sometimes, depending on the invoice transaction tool (especially created for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting supplier is utilizing, the eager customers can end up with two additional login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain management software solution; 2: the ticket support system), ending up with an aggregate of three user login places (including cPanel).
Negative Aspect No.5: 120+ hosting CP areas to get acquainted with... briskly
cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the web space hosting Control Panel. It's a fabulous idea to memorize each and every one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them briskly... That's very impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel hosting vendors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...