How does cpanel-based web hosting operate?
For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel web space hosting offerings on the present site hosting marketplace are furnished by a very unsubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to annual capital flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a type of a small business segment, which furnishes a big amount of different web hosting brands, yet providing exactly the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the web site hosting offers on the whole web hosting market supply absolutely the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based web space hosting price tags are alike. Quite similar. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other web space hosting platform/web space hosting CP choice. Thus, there is only one fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, remark that one...
200,000 "webspace hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet diversely labeled
The web space hosting "variety" and the webspace hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us come down to just one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different webspace hosting brand names. Assume you are simply an average person who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the website making procedures and the webspace hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domain names and web portals . Are you prepared to make your web hosting selection? Is there any website hosting option you can settle on? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than two hundred thousand web site hosting providers out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ unique web page hosting brands in the world will give you strictly the same cPanel web space hosting CP and platform, labeled differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the assortment on the present web space hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple math demonstrates that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is an immense stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The pros and cons of the cPanel site hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and presumably satisfied most web space hosting business demands. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weakness Number 1: A foolish domain name folder structure
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be very attentive not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to delete on the hosting server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Determine for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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)
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 getting baffled? We positively are!
Downside Number 2: The same electronic mail folder configuration
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin blokes strongly strengthen their belief in God when coping with the e-mail folders on the email server, hoping not to bungle things up too harshly.
Downside Number Three: A thorough absence of domain name management sections
Do we need to refer to the thorough absence of a contemporary domain name administration GUI - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domains, edit domain names' Whois details, secure the Whois details, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not contain such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a colossal inconvenience. An unforgivable one, we want to point out...
Negative Side Number 4: Multiple login locations (minimum two, maximum 3)
How about the need for an extra login to avail of the invoicing, domain and technical support management system? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel website hosting company. Now and then, depending on the billing tool (principally devised for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting service provider is using, the enthusiastic users can end up with 2 additional logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name management GUI; 2: the trouble ticket support GUI), ending up with a total of three login places (counting cPanel).
Drawback Number Five: More than 120 CP areas to get familiar with... fast
cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the website hosting CP. It's a glorious idea to get familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better memorize them fast... That's inordinately insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting firms:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...