How does cpanel-based site hosting work?
For your info, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel-based webspace hosting offers on the present-day webspace hosting market are supplied by a very unsubstantial business niche (when it comes to yearly money flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small marketing niche, which provides a big amount of different web hosting brands, yet offering one and the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the webspace hosting offers on the whole site hosting marketplace furnish strictly the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel webspace hosting price tags are alike. Quite similar. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/webspace hosting CP choice. So, there is just one fact: out of more than 200k web space hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, mind that one...
200,000 "web space hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named
The hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google shows to us come down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different hosting brand names. Imagine you are merely a regular fellow who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the web page creation processes and the hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domains and web portals . Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web page hosting option you can pick? Of course there is, at present there are more than 200k web space hosting distributors in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ unique web hosting brand names in the world will offer you exactly the same cPanel webspace hosting Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the variety on the current web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The web page hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic shows that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a colossal strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel-based web space hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly covered all website hosting market requirements. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Aspect Number 1: A moronic domain folder structure
If you have two or more domain names, though, be ultra careful not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to remove on the web hosting server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Determine for yourself how great cPanel's domain 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 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)
Are you becoming disorientated? We doubtlessly are!
Shortcoming No.2: The very same mail folder system
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin boys strongly increase their faith in God when handling the mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to screw things up too badly.
Inconvenience Number 3: An absolute lack of domain administration options
Do we have to refer to the absolute shortage of a modern domain administration tool - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domain names, change domain names' Whois details, protect the Whois info, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not furnish such a "modern" tool at all. That's a gigantic downside. An unpardonable one, we want to add...
Drawback Number Four: Numerous login locations (min 2, max three)
What about the necessity for an extra login to access the billing transaction, domain and tech support administration platform? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel webspace hosting firm. Now and then, based on the invoicing transaction system (especially conceived for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting firm is availing of, the zealous users can end up with two additional logins (1: the billing/domain name management interface; 2: the trouble ticket support user interface), ending up with a total of three user login locations (including cPanel).
Weak Side Number 5: More than 120 website hosting Control Panel sections to get to know... quickly
cPanel offers to your attention 120+ sections inside the hosting CP. It's a superb idea to memorize each one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them fast... That's inordinately insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel site hosting corporations:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...