How does cpanel-based hosting function?
For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based website hosting offerings on the current web space hosting marketplace are provided by a quite insignificant marketing niche (when it comes to annual capital flow) called reseller hosting. Reseller site hosting is a kind of a small-scale marketing niche, which supplies an immense amount of different web hosting brand names, yet providing the very same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the web page hosting offers on the entire website hosting marketplace supply precisely the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based site hosting prices are similar. Quite identical. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other web page hosting platform/web page hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is merely one fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, mind that one...
200,000 "hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly labeled
The website hosting "variety" and the web page hosting "offers" Google presents to us boil down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are simply a regular person who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web page development processes and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domain names and web pages . Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any site hosting alternative you can settle on? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than two hundred thousand web page hosting corporations out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different hosting brands in the world will offer you literally the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, branded differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the variety on the current web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The webspace hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a mammoth strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The pros and cons of the cPanel-based website hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly fulfilled most web page hosting industry preconditions. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Predicament No.1: An imbecilic domain name folder setup
If you have two or more domain names, though, be ultra cautious not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to delete on the hosting server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular 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 remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Determine for yourself how terrific 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)
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 name)
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 definitely are!
Weakness No.2: The very same email folder arrangement
The e-mail folder arrangement on the web server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chums firmly reinforce their belief in God when coping with the email folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to muck things up too irretrievably.
Downside No.3: A complete lack of domain name manipulation tools
Do we need to cite the thorough lack of a contemporary domain administration menu - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domains, edit domain names' Whois details, protect the Whois info, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "modern" menu at all. That's a huge problem. An inexcusable one, we would like to add...
Disadvantage Number 4: Multiple user login places (minimum 2, max 3)
How about the need for an additional login to use the invoice transaction, domain and technical support administration platform? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based web page hosting provider. At times, on the basis of the invoicing tool (especially intended for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting firm is making use of, the keen users can end up with 2 extra logins (1: the billing/domain administration GUI; 2: the ticket support software solution), winding up with a total of three user login locations (including cPanel).
Weakness Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty web space hosting CP areas to pick up... briskly
cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the web space hosting CP. It's an excellent idea to become acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better memorize them promptly... That's quite insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting suppliers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...