How does cpanel-based website hosting function?
For your info, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel-based hosting offers on the current website hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite unsubstantial business segment (when it comes to yearly cash flow) called reseller hosting. Reseller web page hosting is a kind of a small-sized business segment, which furnishes a big number of different web hosting brands, yet supplying the very same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the webspace hosting offers on the whole web page hosting market provide one and the very same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel web space hosting price tags are alike. Very identical. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/web site hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is just one single fact: out of more than 200k web space hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet differently branded
The web space hosting "diversity" and the site hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us boil down to just one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are merely a normal bloke who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web site creation procedures and the web page hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domain names and online portals . Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any web space hosting alternative you can settle on? Of course there is, at the moment there are more than 200,000 web page hosting service providers out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ different web space hosting brand names worldwide will offer you the very same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, named differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the variety on today's site hosting marketplace is... Period.
The webspace hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is an immense stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The pros and cons of the cPanel-based site hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and probably covered most web space hosting business preconditions. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Downside Number 1: A laughable domain name folder system
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extremely cautious not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to delete on the server, since they all are located 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. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Check for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain folder structure 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 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)
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 Sign Number 2: The very same email folder structure
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is literally the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The sysadmin chaps strongly enhance their belief in God when managing the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to fuck things up too severely.
Disadvantage Number 3: An entire shortage of domain name management interfaces
Do we need to bring up the entire lack of a contemporary domain name management platform - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, change domains' Whois info, protect the Whois details, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not include such a "modern" menu at all. That's a considerable predicament. An unpardonable one, we wish to point out...
Downside Number 4: Numerous user login places (min two, max 3)
What about the need for another login to utilize the invoice transaction, domain and tech support administration software solution? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based web space hosting provider. Sometimes, based on the billing platform (principally designed for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting firm is using, the eager clients can wind up with two additional login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain name management platform; 2: the trouble ticket support user interface), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login places (including cPanel).
Negative Side No.5: 120+ webspace hosting CP menus to pick up... promptly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than 120 sections inside the web page hosting CP. It's a superb idea to get to know each and every one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them rapidly... That's very arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based webspace hosting firms:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...