How does cpanel-based site hosting work?
For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel-based site hosting offerings on the current web site hosting market are generated by a quite insubstantial business niche (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller webspace hosting is a kind of a small-size marketing segment, which supplies a vast quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering precisely the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the site hosting offers on the entire hosting marketplace supply the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting prices are identical. Quite similar. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other webspace hosting platform/Control Panel option. So, there is only one fact: out of more than 200k hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, mind that one...
200k "site hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet diversely named
The web site hosting "variety" and the web space hosting "offerings" Google shows to us boil down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are merely an ordinary chap who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the website creation processes and the web site hosting platforms, which actually power the different domains and web portals . Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web page hosting alternative you can select? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting companies in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ unique web space hosting brands around the world will give you literally the same cPanel site hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the assortment on the contemporary site hosting market is... Full stop.
The site hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math shows that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a mammoth strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel-based web page hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps fulfilled most web site hosting industry prerequisites. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Disadvantage Number 1: A stupid domain folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be ultra attentive not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to delete on the server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite 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 attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide for yourself how fantastic 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 becoming puzzled? We clearly are!
Shortcoming Number 2: The same electronic mail folder configuration
The electronic mail folder configuration on the server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin chums strongly strengthen their faith in God when managing the mail folders on the email server, hoping not to mess things up too fatally.
Inconvenience No.3: An entire lack of domain name manipulation interfaces
Do we have to cite the sheer deficiency of a contemporary domain name management menu - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domains, edit domain names' Whois information, secure the Whois info, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a huge weakness. An unjustifiable one, we want to point out...
Weakness No.4: Numerous login locations (min two, max 3)
How about the need for an extra login to avail of the billing, domain name and tech support administration software? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based website hosting firm. At times, based on the billing tool (especially conceived for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting service provider is making use of, the devoted customers can wind up with two additional login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain administration software solution; 2: the trouble ticket support menu), ending up with a total of 3 login places (counting cPanel).
Negative Side No.5: More than 120 web hosting CP departments to pick up... promptly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a fabulous idea to get familiar with each of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them rapidly... That's inordinately insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web hosting service providers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...