How does cpanel-based hosting operate?
For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel webspace hosting offerings on the present-day web site hosting market are supplied by a very insubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to annual money flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller webspace hosting is a type of a small-scale marketing segment, which provides an immense amount of different web hosting brands, yet providing one and the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the web page hosting offers on the whole site hosting marketplace offer exactly the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based hosting prices are identical. Very identical. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/webspace hosting CP choice. Thus, there is merely a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, mark that one...
200,000 "site hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly labeled
The web page hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google shows to us come down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different hosting trademarked names. Assume you are just an ordinary chap who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the website creation procedures and the webspace hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domains and web sites . Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any webspace hosting alternative you can select? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than 200,000 web hosting providers out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ different web hosting brands around the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel site hosting CP and platform, named differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the variety on today's web space hosting marketplace is... Period.
The site hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math demonstrates that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a great strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel-based website hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably fulfilled all web hosting industry preconditions. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weakness No.1: A foolish domain folder setup
If you have two or more domains, however, be very attentive not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to 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 erase on the web server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed 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 amazing cPanel's domain folder setup 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)
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 growing disorientated? We certainly are!
Drawback Number Two: The same email folder structure
The electronic mail folder configuration on the server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin boys strongly increase their faith in God when coping with the electronic mail folders on the email server, praying not to screw things up too badly.
Negative Point Number 3: An entire deficiency of domain management user interfaces
Do we have to refer to the total shortage of a modern domain manipulation GUI - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domains' Whois information, protect the Whois information, change/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a big inconvenience. An unforgettable one, we wish to add...
Disadvantage No.4: Numerous user login places (min two, maximum three)
What about the demand for an extra login to avail of the invoicing, domain and tech support management user interface? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel site hosting firm. Now and then, based on the invoicing transaction platform (principally tailored for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting corporation is availing of, the devoted clients can end up with two extra logins (1: the billing transaction/domain name administration software platform; 2: the trouble ticket support menu), winding up with a total of 3 login places (including cPanel).
Negative Side Number 5: More than 120 web hosting Control Panel areas to become acquainted with... fast
cPanel presents for your consideration 120+ areas inside the Control Panel. It's a fantastic idea to learn each and every one of them. And you'd better memorize them swiftly... That's way too arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web page hosting distributors:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...