How does cpanel-based site hosting operate?
For your info, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel-based web hosting offerings on the present web page hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite insignificant business niche (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) known as reseller hosting. Reseller site hosting is a sort of a small-sized marketing niche, which supplies an immense quantity of different web hosting brands, yet offering the very same services: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the site hosting offerings on the entire web space hosting marketplace offer the very same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel site hosting price tags are similar. Very identical. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other web page hosting platform/web page hosting CP choice. So, there is merely one fact: out of more than 200,000 webspace hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "website hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet differently named
The site hosting "diversity" and the web page hosting "offers" Google reveals to us come down to just one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different hosting brand names. Imagine you are merely a normal guy who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the website creation processes and the webspace hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domains and websites . Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any web site hosting variant you can select? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than 200k web site hosting vendors in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ different web space hosting brand names in the world will give you strictly the same cPanel web space hosting Control Panel and platform, branded in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the diversity on the present web page hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The web site hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple math shows that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a big strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The pros and cons of the cPanel-based webspace hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably covered most website hosting market preconditions. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Predicament Number 1: A dumb domain folder arrangement
If you have two or more domain names, though, be very careful not to delete completely 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 simple to remove on the web hosting server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Decide for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain name folder setup 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 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 getting puzzled? We categorically are!
Negative Side Number Two: The very same email folder setup
The email folder arrangement on the server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin boys firmly fortify their faith in God when managing the email folders on the e-mail server, praying not to mess things up too harshly.
Weak Side No.3: A sheer deficiency of domain name management menus
Do we need to mention the absolute absence of a modern domain manipulation interface - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, alter domain names' Whois info, protect the Whois details, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not furnish such a "modern" tool at all. That's a considerable downside. An inexcusable one, we wish to point out...
Downside No.4: Numerous login locations (min two, maximum 3)
What about the need for another login to make use of the invoicing transaction, domain name and tech support administration software? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based web space hosting service provider. Sometimes, based on the billing tool (particularly built for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting supplier is using, the keen users can end up with two additional logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name management user interface; 2: the ticket support section), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login places (counting cPanel).
Inconvenience No.5: 120+ website hosting Control Panel areas to get familiar with... briskly
cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the web space hosting Control Panel. It's a wonderful idea to learn each one of them. And you'd better pick them up swiftly... That's excessively impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel site hosting firms:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...