How does cpanel-based website hosting function?
For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel-based web space hosting offerings on the present-day site hosting market are generated by a very inconsiderable marketing segment (as far as annual money flow is concerned) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web site hosting is a kind of a small-sized marketing segment, which supplies an enormous quantity of different web hosting brands, yet offering literally the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98% of the site hosting offers on the entire web hosting market provide the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel web site hosting price tags are alike. Quite similar. Giving those who require a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/web hosting CP option. Thus, there is just one fact: out of more than 200k web page hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, note that one...
200,000 "website hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet differently branded
The web site hosting "variety" and the web page hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us boil down to just one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web site hosting brand names. Assume you are merely a regular person who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web site creation processes and the web space hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domains and sites . Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any website hosting alternative you can opt for? Sure there is, at present there are more than two hundred thousand web space hosting providers out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand different web space hosting brands in the world will give you strictly the same cPanel web space hosting Control Panel and platform, named differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the diversity on the present web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The web space hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple math shows that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a colossal strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! 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 modern and presumably covered most site hosting market requirements. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Shortcoming No.1: A dumb domain folder structure
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 dub each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to delete on the hosting server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Decide for yourself how great cPanel's domain name folder system 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 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 name)
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 name)
Are you getting perplexed? We surely are!
Negative Sign No.2: The same electronic mail folder configuration
The email folder structure on the web hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The admin chums firmly strengthen their belief in God when managing the e-mail folders on the mail server, praying not to mess things up too severely.
Negative Sign No.3: An absolute shortage of domain name manipulation sections
Do we need to refer to the entire lack of a contemporary domain management platform - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, change domains' Whois info, secure the Whois details, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not offer such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a huge drawback. An unforgettable one, we would like to point out...
Predicament No.4: Many user login locations (minimum two, maximum 3)
What about the demand for an extra login to utilize the invoicing, domain name and tech support management interface? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based website hosting provider. Sometimes, on the basis of the invoicing transaction system (principally created for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting vendor is availing of, the keen users can wind up with two additional login places (1: the invoicing/domain administration interface; 2: the trouble ticket support platform), winding up with a total of three user login places (including cPanel).
Shortcoming Number Five: 120+ web space hosting CP departments to pick up... briskly
cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the web page hosting CP. It's a marvelous idea to become familiar with each one of them. And you'd better memorize them rapidly... That's very impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web page hosting corporations:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...