How does cpanel-based hosting function?
For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel-based web page hosting offerings on today's web site hosting market are furnished by a quite unsubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to annual cash flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller web page hosting is a sort of a small-sized marketing segment, which generates a vast number of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing the very same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the site hosting offerings on the entire hosting marketplace offer precisely the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based hosting price tags are identical. Very similar. Giving those who require a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/webspace hosting CP option. Thus, there is simply a single fact: out of more than 200k hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "web hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named
The webspace hosting "diversity" and the web space hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us boil down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different hosting trademarked names. Assume you are simply a regular person who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the site making procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the different domains and web sites . Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any web page hosting alternative you can choose? Of course there is, right now there are more than 200k hosting companies in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ different web hosting brand names worldwide will give you the very same cPanel web site hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the assortment on the present webspace hosting market is... Full stop.
The web space hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple math demonstrates that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a colossal strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel web page hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly fulfilled all website hosting business prerequisites. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Problem Number One: A laughable domain folder system
If you have two or more domain names, though, be extremely attentive 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). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to erase on the web server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located 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 amazing cPanel's domain name folder configuration is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is situated)
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 growing perplexed? We certainly are!
Drawback Number Two: The very same mail folder configuration
The electronic mail folder configuration on the server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Making the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin chaps strongly increase their faith in God when managing the mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to screw things up too gravely.
Negative Side Number Three: A thorough shortage of domain name manipulation GUIs
Do we have to bring up the complete absence of a contemporary domain management menu - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domains, change domain names' Whois information, secure the Whois information, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "modern" tool at all. That's a huge problem. An inexcusable one, we want to add...
Downside Number 4: Numerous login locations (min 2, max 3)
What about the necessity for an additional login to utilize the invoicing, domain and tech support management platform? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based hosting firm. Now and then, on the basis of the invoice transaction system (particularly built for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting company is utilizing, the eager clients can wind up with 2 additional login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain administration interface; 2: the trouble ticket support interface), winding up with an aggregate of 3 user login locations (including cPanel).
Weakness Number Five: 120+ site hosting CP departments to get to know... swiftly
cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the web hosting CP. It's a superb idea to pick up each and every one of them. And you'd better pick them up promptly... That's quite insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web hosting firms:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...