How does cpanel-based site hosting function?
For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel site hosting offers on the present web space hosting market are furnished by a very insignificant marketing niche (when it comes to annual cash flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller webspace hosting is a kind of a small-sized marketing segment, which supplies a huge number of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing precisely the same solutions: mostly 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 whole hosting market offer strictly the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel web page hosting price tags are identical. Very much alike. Giving those who require a top web hosting service practically no other webspace hosting platform/webspace hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is just a single fact: out of more than 200,000 webspace hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, mind that one...
200k "site hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed
The web space hosting "variety" and the web page hosting "offers" Google presents to us boil down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Imagine you are merely an average guy who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the website development procedures and the web site hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domains and websites . Are you prepared to make your hosting selection? Is there any hosting variant you can opt for? Of course there is, today there are more than two hundred thousand web page hosting corporations in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ unique web page hosting brand names in the world will offer you literally the same cPanel CP and platform, dubbed differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the variety on the current web page hosting market is... Full stop.
The web page hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is an enormous stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel-based hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably fulfilled most webspace hosting business prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Inconvenience No.1: A stupid domain folder configuration
If you have two or more domain names, though, be ultra careful not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to delete on the web server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain folder system 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)
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 disorientated? We positively are!
Negative Sign No.2: The very same electronic mail folder system
The mail folder structure on the hosting server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin chaps strongly increase their belief in God when coping with the mail folders on the mail server, praying not to botch things up too gravely.
Negative Aspect Number 3: An entire deficiency of domain name management interfaces
Do we need to mention the thorough absence of a modern domain management tool - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, modify domains' Whois info, shield the Whois details, change/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not provide such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a huge inconvenience. An unpardonable one, we want to add...
Drawback No.4: Multiple login places (min 2, max three)
How about the demand for an extra login to avail of the invoicing, domain and tech support management software? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based site hosting provider. At times, on the basis of the invoice transaction platform (principally tailored for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting firm is using, the earnest users can wind up with 2 extra login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain name administration interface; 2: the ticket support system), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (including cPanel).
Negative Aspect No.5: More than a hundred and twenty web site hosting CP sections to pick up... fast
cPanel presents for your consideration more than 120 departments inside the Control Panel. It's a glorious idea to memorize each of them. And you'd better become familiar with them promptly... That's inordinately insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel website hosting providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...