How does cpanel-based hosting function?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based site hosting offerings on the present web page hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite insignificant marketing niche (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web page hosting is a kind of a small-sized business segment, which generates a huge quantity of different web hosting brands, yet supplying one and the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web space hosting offerings on the whole webspace hosting market furnish absolutely the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based hosting price tags are identical. Very identical. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/webspace hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is merely one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand webspace hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "webspace hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly named
The web space hosting "variety" and the site hosting "offerings" Google shows to us come down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Assume you are only an average chap who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web page creation procedures and the web page hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domain names and online portals . Are you prepared to make your hosting selection? Is there any web space hosting variant you can settle on? Of course there is, as of now there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ different webspace hosting brand names across the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel web space hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the diversity on the present-day webspace hosting market is... Full stop.
The webspace hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is an immense stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The pros and cons of the cPanel hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly met all web page hosting market preconditions. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Point No.1: A moronic domain folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be ultra attentive not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next 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 hosting server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. See for yourself how good cPanel's domain name folder setup 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 name)
Are you becoming puzzled? We surely are!
Downside No.2: The very same email folder arrangement
The mail folder arrangement on the web server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Making the same error twice?!? The admin boys strongly reinforce their belief in God when dealing with the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to screw things up too fatally.
Negative Sign No.3: An utter shortage of domain name manipulation GUIs
Do we have to cite the total absence of a contemporary domain name manipulation tool - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domains' Whois information, secure the Whois information, change/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not provide such a "modern" GUI at all. That's a colossal predicament. An unjustifiable one, we wish to point out...
Downside Number Four: Numerous login locations (minimum two, max three)
What about the need for an extra login to utilize the billing transaction, domain and tech support management platform? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based hosting vendor. Occasionally, based on the invoicing transaction tool (especially designed for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting corporation is utilizing, the enthusiastic clients can wind up with two additional logins (1: the billing transaction/domain name management system; 2: the ticket support user interface), ending up with an aggregate of 3 user login locations (including cPanel).
Problem Number Five: More than 120 hosting Control Panel areas to pick up... promptly
cPanel presents to your attention 120+ departments inside the web page hosting CP. It's a marvelous idea to become familiar with each one of them. And you'd better memorize them quickly... That's inordinately impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web page hosting service providers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...