How does cpanel-based hosting function?
For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel web page hosting offerings on the current web space hosting market are provided by a quite unsubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to annual capital flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a sort of a small-scale marketing segment, which furnishes a great quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying strictly the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the entire web space hosting market furnish precisely the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel web hosting prices are identical. Quite similar. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other webspace hosting platform/hosting CP option. Thus, there is simply a single fact: out of more than 200,000 web page hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, remark that one...
200k "website hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet diversely dubbed
The site hosting "variety" and the hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us come down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different webspace hosting brand names. Suppose you are just a normal guy who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the web page creation processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domains and web portals . Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any hosting variant you can pick? Of course there is, right now there are more than 200k hosting firms out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ unique website hosting brands all over the world will offer you precisely the same cPanel site hosting Control Panel and platform, branded in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the diversity on the contemporary web space hosting market is... Full stop.
The web space hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a colossal stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The pros and cons of the cPanel-based web page hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably fulfilled most website hosting market prerequisites. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Disadvantage Number 1: An idiotic domain folder setup
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extra attentive not to delete entirely 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 erase on the server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Check for yourself how great cPanel's domain folder system 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)
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 getting bewildered? We categorically are!
Predicament No.2: The same e-mail folder setup
The email folder configuration on the web server is literally the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes firmly enhance their belief in God when managing the e-mail folders on the email server, praying not to mess things up too fatally.
Negative Side No.3: A sheer deficiency of domain name management sections
Do we have to refer to the thorough deficiency of a contemporary domain administration platform - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domains' Whois details, secure the Whois information, change/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" section at all. That's an immense downside. An unforgettable one, we want to point out...
Weakness Number Four: Multiple user login locations (minimum two, maximum three)
What about the necessity for another login to access the invoicing transaction, domain name and tech support management software? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based site hosting supplier. Now and then, on the basis of the billing transaction platform (principally built for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting provider is availing of, the eager customers can end up with two additional logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain management interface; 2: the ticket support tool), ending up with a total of three login locations (counting cPanel).
Drawback Number Five: 120+ web hosting Control Panel areas to learn... promptly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the site hosting Control Panel. It's a great idea to grasp each one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them fast... That's very arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web space hosting distributors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...