How does cpanel-based site hosting work?
For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based web hosting offerings on today's web space hosting market are provided by a very insubstantial business niche (when it comes to yearly money flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller webspace hosting is a kind of a small-sized business niche, which supplies a vast amount of different web hosting brand names, yet offering exactly the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the web page hosting offers on the entire website hosting market supply strictly the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel web page hosting price tags are similar. Very much alike. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other webspace hosting platform/Control Panel option. So, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200,000 web page hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
200k "web page hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly named
The site hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us boil down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Assume you are merely an ordinary fellow who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the site creation processes and the web space hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domain names and websites . Are you prepared to make your hosting choice? Is there any web space hosting alternative you can pick? Sure there is, at present there are more than 200,000 website hosting distributors in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ different web space hosting brand names across the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel site hosting CP and platform, named differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the variety on the contemporary webspace hosting market is... Full stop.
The web page hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple math shows that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is an enormous stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that something like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The pros and cons of the cPanel web page hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly satisfied all hosting industry demands. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Disadvantage Number One: A ludicrous domain folder system
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extremely watchful not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call 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 hosting server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous 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. Check for yourself how good cPanel's domain folder system 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 name)
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 growing nonplussed? We undeniably are!
Disadvantage Number 2: The very same email folder arrangement
The email folder arrangement on the web hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes strongly reinforce their belief in God when handling the electronic mail folders on the email server, praying not to botch things up too seriously.
Inconvenience Number Three: An absolute absence of domain administration GUIs
Do we have to refer to the complete shortage of a contemporary domain manipulation menu - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, change domain names' Whois details, shield the Whois details, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "modern" menu at all. That's a huge problem. An inexcusable one, we want to add...
Negative Sign No.4: Multiple login locations (min 2, max three)
How about the necessity for an extra login to use the invoice transaction, domain and tech support administration GUI? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based website hosting supplier. At times, on the basis of the invoicing tool (principally designed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting company is availing of, the zealous users can wind up with 2 additional logins (1: the billing transaction/domain management menu; 2: the ticket support section), ending up with a total of three login locations (counting cPanel).
Weak Point Number Five: More than 120 web hosting CP areas to get to know... fast
cPanel offers to your attention more than 120 areas inside the webspace hosting CP. It's a superb idea to pick up each of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them swiftly... That's excessively arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, 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? Mind that one too...