How does cpanel-based hosting operate?
For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel website hosting offers on the present web space hosting market are furnished by a very insubstantial business niche (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) called hosting reseller. Reseller web space hosting is a kind of a small-sized business niche, which furnishes a great quantity of different web hosting brands, yet supplying literally the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the web space hosting offers on the entire hosting market supply literally the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting prices are similar. Quite identical. Giving those who need a top web hosting service almost no other web space hosting platform/web space hosting CP choice. So, there is only one fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...
200,000 "hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely labeled
The web page hosting "diversity" and the webspace hosting "offers" Google reveals to us boil down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different webspace hosting brand names. Imagine you are only a regular fellow who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the website creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domain names and web pages . Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web page hosting alternative you can settle on? Sure there is, at the moment there are more than 200,000 web page hosting vendors out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different hosting brands around the world will offer you literally the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, named differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the assortment on the current web page hosting market is... Period.
The site hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a great stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel web hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly met all site hosting business demands. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Point Number 1: A laughable domain folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extra attentive not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to erase on the web hosting server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous 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 remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Verify for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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)
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)
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 nonplussed? We categorically are!
Downside Number Two: The same mail folder arrangement
The e-mail folder configuration on the web hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes strongly increase their belief in God when managing the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to screw things up too irreparably.
Shortcoming Number Three: A sheer shortage of domain manipulation sections
Do we have to mention the entire shortage of a contemporary domain manipulation platform - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domains, alter domain names' Whois info, protect the Whois info, change/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a huge disadvantage. An unpardonable one, we wish to add...
Disadvantage Number Four: Many login locations (min 2, max 3)
How about the need for an extra login to make use of the invoicing, domain name and tech support management software solution? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based website hosting vendor. Sometimes, based on the invoicing system (especially made for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting company is availing of, the enthusiastic users can end up with 2 additional login locations (1: the invoicing/domain administration software solution; 2: the trouble ticket support interface), ending up with a total of three login locations (including cPanel).
Drawback Number 5: More than 120 hosting Control Panel departments to get acquainted with... promptly
cPanel offers to your attention 120+ areas inside the website hosting CP. It's an excellent idea to grasp each of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them promptly... That's inordinately impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web space hosting companies:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...