How does cpanel-based hosting work?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel hosting offers on the present webspace hosting market are provided by a very insubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to annual capital flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web space hosting is a kind of a small-scale business segment, which generates a vast quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet providing literally the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web site hosting offerings on the entire hosting market furnish the very same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel webspace hosting price tags are alike. Very much alike. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is merely one single fact: out of more than 200k hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "web hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed
The web page hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offers" Google shows to us boil down to just one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web site hosting brand names. Suppose you are only a normal person who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the website making processes and the webspace hosting platforms, which actually power the different domains and web sites . Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web page hosting variant you can select? Of course there is, now there are more than 200,000 website hosting providers in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ unique site hosting brands all over the world will give you literally the same cPanel webspace hosting Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the variety on the present webspace hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The web site hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple math shows that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a huge stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The pros and cons of the cPanel web site hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably covered all site hosting business prerequisites. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Aspect Number 1: An imbecilic domain name folder system
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extra careful not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next 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 remove on the hosting server, because they all are situated 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 placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Discover for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain name folder arrangement is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is located)
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 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 perplexed? We doubtlessly are!
Negative Aspect No.2: The same electronic mail folder configuration
The email folder configuration on the web server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin blokes firmly enhance their faith in God when dealing with the email folders on the mail server, hoping not to muck things up too severely.
Weak Side Number 3: A thorough deficiency of domain manipulation sections
Do we need to refer to the total lack of a modern domain administration tool - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, edit domains' Whois info, protect the Whois details, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" interface at all. That's a vast weakness. An unforgivable one, we wish to add...
Predicament Number 4: Numerous login places (min 2, maximum 3)
How about the necessity for another login to make use of the invoicing, domain and technical support administration tool? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based website hosting supplier. Now and then, based on the invoicing system (especially tailored for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting service provider is using, the keen customers can wind up with 2 additional login places (1: the billing/domain name administration software; 2: the trouble ticket support software), winding up with an aggregate of three user login places (counting cPanel).
Disadvantage Number Five: More than 120 web site hosting Control Panel areas to pick up... promptly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 menus inside the hosting CP. It's a fabulous idea to become acquainted with each of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them quickly... That's extremely insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based site hosting providers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...