How does cpanel-based web hosting function?
For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel website hosting offers on the present-day hosting market are generated by a quite insignificant marketing segment (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) named reseller hosting. Reseller web page hosting is a type of a small-scale marketing niche, which supplies a vast number of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering one and the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the webspace hosting offerings on the entire web site hosting market supply the very same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based web page hosting price tags are alike. Very identical. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other site hosting platform/hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is merely one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web page hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, remark that one...
200k "web space hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely labeled
The webspace hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offers" Google shows to us boil down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web page hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are simply an ordinary person who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the web site development procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domain names and online portals . Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any website hosting alternative you can select? Of course there is, now there are more than 200,000 web page hosting companies out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ unique hosting brand names all over the world will give you absolutely the same cPanel web site hosting CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the diversity on today's web space hosting market is... Full stop.
The site hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple math reveals that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a gigantic stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel web site hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and perhaps covered all web site hosting market preconditions. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Sign Number One: An idiotic domain name folder arrangement
If you have two or more domain names, however, be extremely watchful not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to erase on the hosting server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, 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 try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Observe for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain 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)
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 name)
Are you growing confused? We undoubtedly are!
Negative Side Number Two: The very same e-mail folder arrangement
The e-mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin chaps firmly reinforce their belief in God when dealing with the mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too seriously.
Negative Point Number Three: A sheer deficiency of domain administration user interfaces
Do we have to refer to the entire deficiency of a contemporary domain name manipulation interface - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, change domains' Whois info, protect the Whois information, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not offer such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's an enormous disadvantage. An unjustifiable one, we wish to point out...
Downside No.4: Multiple login places (minimum 2, max three)
How about the necessity for an extra login to utilize the invoicing transaction, domain name and technical support administration platform? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel web space hosting provider. Now and then, based on the billing tool (particularly tailored for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting firm is making use of, the enthusiastic users can wind up with 2 extra logins (1: the invoicing/domain name administration user interface; 2: the trouble ticket support GUI), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).
Negative Point No.5: 120+ web space hosting Control Panel departments to pick up... rapidly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 sections inside the web hosting CP. It's a glorious idea to get acquainted with each of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them promptly... That's inordinately arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based hosting corporations:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...