How does cpanel-based web hosting work?
For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel-based hosting offers on the contemporary hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite unsubstantial business segment (when it comes to annual capital flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small marketing niche, which generates a vast number of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing absolutely the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web space hosting offerings on the whole site hosting marketplace supply the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based webspace hosting price tags are similar. Very identical. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other web page hosting platform/web page hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is simply one fact: out of more than 200,000 web space hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, mark that one...
200,000 "site hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely labeled
The website hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us boil down to just one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web space hosting trademarked names. Assume you are simply an average person who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the web page development procedures and the web space hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domain names and online portals . Are you prepared to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web page hosting option you can opt for? Of course there is, these days there are more than 200k hosting corporations out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ unique website hosting brands all over the world will give you absolutely the same cPanel webspace hosting CP and platform, labeled differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the diversity on the present-day website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The web space hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is an immense strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that something like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...
The pros and cons of the cPanel-based website hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly answered all web hosting business preconditions. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Point Number One: A moronic domain name folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be very careful not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain, 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 web server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain 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 domain names, please. Check for yourself how great cPanel's domain folder configuration 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)
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 growing baffled? We doubtlessly are!
Negative Side No.2: The very same e-mail folder structure
The email folder configuration on the web hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin boys firmly enhance their belief in God when tackling the email folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to screw things up too severely.
Negative Point No.3: A sheer lack of domain manipulation sections
Do we need to mention the utter absence of a contemporary domain administration tool - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, alter domains' Whois info, secure the Whois details, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not provide such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's an enormous downside. An inexcusable one, we wish to add...
Weakness No.4: Many login locations (min two, max three)
What about the necessity for an extra login to access the invoicing, domain name and tech support administration software platform? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based web hosting corporation. Occasionally, based on the billing tool (especially devised for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting provider is making use of, the zealous customers can end up with 2 additional logins (1: the billing transaction/domain administration system; 2: the trouble ticket support interface), ending up with an aggregate of three login places (counting cPanel).
Shortcoming Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty web page hosting CP sections to pick up... fast
cPanel offers to your attention 120+ areas inside the webspace hosting CP. It's a fabulous idea to become acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better memorize them quickly... That's inordinately arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web space hosting suppliers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...