How does cpanel-based hosting work?
For your info, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel-based web hosting offers on the current site hosting marketplace are provided by a very unsubstantial business niche (when it comes to annual capital flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller webspace hosting is a sort of a small-sized marketing segment, which generates a huge number of different web hosting brands, yet supplying the very same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offers on the entire web site hosting marketplace supply strictly the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based site hosting price tags are similar. Very similar. Giving those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other web page hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is just one fact: out of more than 200k webspace hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "webspace hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly labeled
The site hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us boil down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different site hosting brand names. Suppose you are only an ordinary person who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the website creation processes and the webspace hosting platforms, which actually power the different domain names and web pages . Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any website hosting option you can pick? Of course there is, now there are more than 200k hosting suppliers in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand unique web space hosting brands around the world will give you literally the same cPanel site hosting Control Panel and platform, named differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the assortment on the present-day hosting market is... Full stop.
The hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics reveals that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a great stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that something like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel-based website hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably answered most web page hosting industry preconditions. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Shortcoming Number One: A ludicrous domain name folder configuration
If you have two or more domains, though, be very watchful not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to erase on the server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed 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. Examine for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain folder setup is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is located)
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)
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 certainly are!
Predicament No.2: The same email folder system
The electronic mail folder structure on the server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin blokes firmly increase their belief in God when dealing with the mail folders on the email server, hoping not to mess things up too gravely.
Predicament Number Three: A total deficiency of domain manipulation menus
Do we need to refer to the utter deficiency of a modern domain name manipulation interface - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, change domain names' Whois details, secure the Whois details, change/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not furnish such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a colossal predicament. An unpardonable one, we would like to add...
Predicament Number Four: Multiple login locations (min 2, max 3)
What about the demand for an additional login to make use of the billing transaction, domain and technical support administration user interface? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based hosting corporation. At times, on the basis of the invoice transaction platform (principally conceived for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting supplier is using, the earnest users can end up with two additional logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain management interface; 2: the ticket support GUI), winding up with a total of 3 user login places (including cPanel).
Negative Point Number 5: 120+ web space hosting Control Panel departments to grasp... fast
cPanel offers to your attention more than 120 areas inside the web page hosting CP. It's a marvelous idea to get familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better pick them up quickly... That's inordinately arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web site hosting providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...