How does cpanel-based hosting function?
For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based website hosting offers on the present web hosting marketplace are generated by a quite insubstantial business segment (when it comes to yearly cash flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller webspace hosting is a type of a small-size marketing segment, which supplies a great number of different web hosting brand names, yet providing strictly the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the web hosting offerings on the whole website hosting marketplace provide strictly the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based web site hosting prices are identical. Very similar. Giving those who require a top web hosting service practically no other hosting platform/Control Panel alternative. So, there is simply a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...
200k "website hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely branded
The website hosting "diversity" and the web space hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us come down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different webspace hosting brand names. Suppose you are simply an average fellow who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the website development processes and the site hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domain names and online portals . Are you prepared to make your web hosting selection? Is there any site hosting alternative you can decide upon? Sure there is, these days there are more than two hundred thousand web space hosting vendors in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ different hosting brands across the world will offer you the very same cPanel web page hosting CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the assortment on today's hosting marketplace is... Period.
The web hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics shows that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a great stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel-based website hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and perhaps fulfilled most web site hosting business demands. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Side Number 1: A dumb domain name folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extremely cautious not to remove fully 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 name). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to delete on the web server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Verify for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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 name)
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 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 becoming puzzled? We positively are!
Predicament Number 2: The same mail folder configuration
The email folder structure on the server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Making the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chaps firmly enhance their faith in God when tackling the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too severely.
Disadvantage Number Three: A total shortage of domain name management user interfaces
Do we have to point out the sheer shortage of a contemporary domain administration user interface - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domains, alter domain names' Whois information, secure the Whois details, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" tool at all. That's an immense problem. An unpardonable one, we want to point out...
Weakness Number 4: Numerous login places (minimum two, maximum three)
How about the necessity for an additional login to make use of the invoice transaction, domain name and technical support management software platform? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based web site hosting supplier. Now and then, on the basis of the invoice transaction system (especially designed for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting supplier is availing of, the devoted users can wind up with 2 extra login places (1: the billing/domain name administration menu; 2: the trouble ticket support system), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (including cPanel).
Negative Point Number Five: 120+ web space hosting CP areas to grasp... quickly
cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ sections inside the hosting Control Panel. It's a remarkable idea to get familiar with each of them. And you'd better become familiar with them swiftly... That's inordinately arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web space hosting service providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...