How does cpanel-based website hosting work?
For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel web space hosting offerings on the present-day web hosting market are generated by a very inconsiderable marketing niche (when it comes to yearly cash flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller web site hosting is a type of a small-scale business niche, which furnishes a big number of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying precisely the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98% of the website hosting offers on the entire web page hosting market offer one and the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel web site hosting prices are identical. Very similar. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other site hosting platform/site hosting CP option. So, there is only one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web page hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
200k "web hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed
The web space hosting "variety" and the web page hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us come down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different webspace hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are only an ordinary person who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the website creation processes and the hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domain names and web sites . Are you prepared to make your hosting choice? Is there any site hosting variant you can pick? Sure there is, at present there are more than 200,000 website hosting companies out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ different hosting brand names in the world will give you the very same cPanel web site hosting CP and platform, branded differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the variety on the present site hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The web page hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple math reveals that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a great stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that something like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...
The pros and cons of the cPanel-based web site hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly answered most web page hosting industry demands. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Side Number One: A ludicrous domain name folder setup
If you have two or more domains, however, be extremely watchful not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call 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 quite easy to remove on the web server, because 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 situated 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. Determine for yourself how great 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)
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 growing confused? We surely are!
Negative Sign Number 2: The same e-mail folder setup
The e-mail folder configuration on the hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin chums strongly fortify their belief in God when dealing with the email folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to fuck things up too severely.
Negative Side No.3: A complete deficiency of domain name management user interfaces
Do we have to refer to the absolute lack of a modern domain administration GUI - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domain names' Whois details, secure the Whois information, edit/create name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not offer such a "modern" tool at all. That's a great drawback. An unforgivable one, we wish to add...
Inconvenience Number Four: Numerous user login places (min 2, max 3)
How about the need for another login to utilize the invoicing transaction, domain name and technical support management platform? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based hosting company. At times, on the basis of the invoicing system (principally conceived for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting service provider is utilizing, the eager users can end up with 2 additional logins (1: the invoicing/domain administration platform; 2: the ticket support system), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login places (including cPanel).
Drawback Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty website hosting CP menus to get acquainted with... quickly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty departments inside the web space hosting CP. It's a glorious idea to learn each of them. And you'd better get to know them swiftly... That's inordinately impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based hosting firms:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...