How does cpanel-based web hosting work?
For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based webspace hosting offers on the present-day webspace hosting market are supplied by a quite insignificant marketing segment (when it comes to annual cash flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a type of a small-scale business segment, which generates a huge number of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying literally the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offers on the entire hosting market provide precisely the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based webspace hosting price tags are alike. Very identical. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is only one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web page hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "web hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet diversely branded
The web page hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us come down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different webspace hosting brand names. Assume you are only a regular bloke who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the web site creation procedures and the web site hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domain names and sites . Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any website hosting alternative you can settle on? Of course there is, as of now there are more than 200,000 webspace hosting firms in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ unique website hosting brands in the world will give you precisely the same cPanel site hosting CP and platform, named in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the assortment on the current site hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The web hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple math reveals that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a great stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The pros and cons of the cPanel site hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps fulfilled all web page hosting industry demands. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Problem Number 1: A laughable domain name folder configuration
If you have two or more domain names, though, be extremely cautious not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to delete on the server, since they all are set up 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 name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Examine for yourself how great cPanel's domain name folder system 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 becoming nonplussed? We clearly are!
Negative Aspect Number Two: The very same e-mail folder setup
The mail folder structure on the server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin boys firmly strengthen their faith in God when tackling the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to screw things up too seriously.
Drawback Number Three: A sheer shortage of domain manipulation user interfaces
Do we have to mention the absolute deficiency of a contemporary domain management platform - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domains, modify domains' Whois details, protect the Whois information, alter/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "modern" section at all. That's an immense inconvenience. An unpardonable one, we want to add...
Inconvenience No.4: Many login places (minimum two, max three)
What about the need for an additional login to utilize the billing transaction, domain and tech support administration menu? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based site hosting vendor. Now and then, on the basis of the billing transaction system (principally devised for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting provider is utilizing, the keen customers can wind up with 2 extra login locations (1: the invoicing/domain name administration platform; 2: the ticket support interface), ending up with a total of 3 user login locations (including cPanel).
Negative Point Number 5: 120+ web site hosting Control Panel menus to get acquainted with... quickly
cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the CP. It's a terrific idea to grasp each of them. And you'd better memorize them swiftly... That's way too arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel webspace hosting providers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...