How does cpanel-based hosting function?
For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel web site hosting offers on the contemporary hosting marketplace are generated by a very insignificant marketing segment (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) named hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-size marketing segment, which furnishes an immense quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing one and the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web space hosting offers on the whole webspace hosting marketplace supply strictly the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based webspace hosting price tags are identical. Very much alike. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other hosting platform/hosting CP choice. So, there is simply one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web page hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
200,000 "website hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet differently labeled
The web site hosting "diversity" and the web space hosting "offers" Google reveals to us boil down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Assume you are only an ordinary person who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the site development processes and the web space hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domains and web pages . Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any webspace hosting variant you can choose? Of course there is, as of now there are more than 200k web space hosting companies out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different web hosting brand names all over the world will offer you precisely the same cPanel webspace hosting CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the diversity on the present-day webspace hosting marketplace is... Period.
The web hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic shows that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is an enormous strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel-based site hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps fulfilled all hosting business preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Drawback Number 1: A dumb domain folder setup
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be ultra attentive not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to delete on the hosting server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Decide for yourself how terrific 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)
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)
Are you growing bewildered? We doubtlessly are!
Predicament Number 2: The very same mail folder setup
The electronic mail folder structure on the web hosting server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The admin chums strongly reinforce their faith in God when tackling the email folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to muck things up too irreparably.
Drawback Number 3: A complete shortage of domain administration sections
Do we need to refer to the absolute shortage of a modern domain administration user interface - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domains' Whois information, shield the Whois details, alter/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not provide such a "modern" tool at all. That's a big inconvenience. An inexcusable one, we wish to point out...
Weak Side No.4: Many login locations (min 2, max 3)
How about the necessity for an additional login to access the invoicing, domain and tech support management user interface? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based web space hosting provider. Occasionally, on the basis of the invoicing system (particularly built for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting firm is utilizing, the eager users can wind up with two additional logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain administration interface; 2: the trouble ticket support tool), winding up with an aggregate of three user login places (counting cPanel).
Shortcoming Number 5: 120+ hosting Control Panel departments to get familiar with... briskly
cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the website hosting CP. It's a terrific idea to become acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them rapidly... That's extremely arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web space hosting corporations:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...