How does cpanel-based website hosting function?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based web hosting offers on the present web space hosting market are provided by a quite inconsiderable marketing segment (when it comes to annual money flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web space hosting is a sort of a small business niche, which provides a big number of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing one and the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the web site hosting offerings on the whole web site hosting marketplace furnish exactly the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel hosting price tags are alike. Very similar. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/site hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is merely a single fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "web space hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed
The hosting "variety" and the hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us boil down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different site hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are merely an average person who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the site creation procedures and the web site hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domains and web sites . Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any website hosting option you can select? Sure there is, these days there are more than 200k web hosting distributors out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different website hosting brand names around the world will offer you exactly the same cPanel webspace hosting CP and platform, labeled differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the variety on today's web page hosting marketplace is... Period.
The website hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple math shows that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is an enormous stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel-based website hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably met all webspace hosting industry prerequisites. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Sign No.1: An imbecilic domain name folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extra careful not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent 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, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Decide for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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)
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 getting bewildered? We undeniably are!
Shortcoming No.2: The same electronic mail folder arrangement
The email folder structure on the web server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Making the same error twice?!? The admin blokes firmly enhance their faith in God when managing the email folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to muck things up too severely.
Drawback No.3: A complete lack of domain name manipulation sections
Do we have to refer to the thorough shortage of a contemporary domain name manipulation menu - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domain names' Whois information, protect the Whois info, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not supply such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a big drawback. An unjustifiable one, we wish to point out...
Negative Point Number Four: Many user login places (min 2, max 3)
How about the necessity for another login to make use of the invoicing, domain name and technical support management user interface? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based hosting supplier. Occasionally, based on the invoicing tool (principally designed for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting provider is using, the earnest clients can wind up with two additional login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain management software; 2: the trouble ticket support section), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).
Drawback Number 5: 120+ web hosting CP departments to become acquainted with... promptly
cPanel offers to your attention 120+ departments inside the web page hosting Control Panel. It's a remarkable idea to pick up each of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them quickly... That's excessively arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web site hosting service providers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...