How does cpanel-based web hosting function?
For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel hosting offers on the current web space hosting marketplace are provided by a very insignificant marketing niche (when it comes to annual capital flow) called reseller hosting. Reseller web space hosting is a kind of a small-size marketing niche, which furnishes a big amount of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing literally the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the web space hosting offers on the entire web site hosting marketplace furnish one and the very same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based web page hosting price tags are similar. Very similar. Giving those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other web page hosting platform/webspace hosting CP choice. So, there is merely one single fact: out of more than 200,000 site hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
200,000 "web space hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed
The webspace hosting "variety" and the web space hosting "offers" Google presents to us come down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are simply a normal person who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web site making processes and the web site hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domains and online portals . Are you prepared to make your web hosting selection? Is there any website hosting option you can opt for? Of course there is, at present there are more than 200k web page hosting firms in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ unique web hosting brands worldwide will give you precisely the same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how big the variety on the contemporary web site hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The web hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics shows that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a mammoth strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel-based webspace hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably answered most web page hosting industry demands. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weakness Number One: A stupid domain folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extra careful not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very 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 is a folder located 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. Decide for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain 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 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 perplexed? We surely are!
Negative Point Number 2: The very same email folder setup
The electronic mail folder structure on the hosting server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin blokes strongly strengthen their faith in God when handling the email folders on the email server, praying not to mess things up too badly.
Weakness Number 3: An absolute deficiency of domain name manipulation options
Do we have to mention the utter absence of a modern domain name administration tool - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domains' Whois info, protect the Whois info, change/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not provide such a "modern" tool at all. That's a gigantic predicament. An unpardonable one, we wish to add...
Problem Number 4: Multiple user login places (min 2, max three)
How about the demand for an additional login to access the billing transaction, domain and tech support administration software? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based web hosting supplier. At times, on the basis of the billing tool (particularly built for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting supplier is utilizing, the enthusiastic customers can end up with two extra login locations (1: the billing/domain administration software; 2: the ticket support software solution), ending up with an aggregate of three user login places (including cPanel).
Negative Point Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty web space hosting CP sections to pick up... rapidly
cPanel presents to your attention 120+ departments inside the webspace hosting CP. It's a terrific idea to memorize each of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them rapidly... That's way too arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based webspace hosting corporations:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...