How does cpanel-based web hosting work?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based hosting offerings on the present-day site hosting market are supplied by a quite inconsiderable business niche (when it comes to yearly money flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller webspace hosting is a sort of a small-sized marketing niche, which furnishes a vast amount of different web hosting brands, yet supplying strictly the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offerings on the whole web page hosting market provide one and the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel website hosting prices are alike. Quite identical. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other webspace hosting platform/site hosting CP choice. So, there is simply a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "web space hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet diversely labeled
The web space hosting "diversity" and the site hosting "offers" Google shows to us come down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different hosting trademarked names. Assume you are only an ordinary fellow who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the web site making processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domain names and web pages . Are you prepared to make your hosting choice? Is there any hosting variant you can decide upon? Sure there is, at present there are more than 200,000 web hosting suppliers in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique website hosting brand names in the world will offer you precisely the same cPanel web site hosting CP and platform, labeled in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the variety on the current webspace hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The web hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is an enormous stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The pros and cons of the cPanel-based web hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and perhaps satisfied all web hosting market requirements. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Disadvantage Number One: A stupid domain folder structure
If you have two or more domain names, however, be very watchful not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to erase on the web hosting server, since 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 is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Verify for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain name folder setup 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 name)
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 growing nonplussed? We undoubtedly are!
Inconvenience No.2: The same electronic mail folder setup
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the web server is literally the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The admin blokes strongly increase their belief in God when tackling the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to botch things up too fatally.
Negative Sign Number 3: A thorough absence of domain name administration menus
Do we need to bring up the complete absence of a contemporary domain management interface - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, change domains' Whois info, secure the Whois information, change/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a considerable shortcoming. An inexcusable one, we wish to point out...
Inconvenience Number 4: Many login locations (min two, max three)
What about the necessity for another login to access the invoicing, domain name and tech support administration system? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel web space hosting supplier. Occasionally, based on the billing transaction system (particularly developed for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting service provider is availing of, the earnest users can end up with 2 extra login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain management section; 2: the trouble ticket support software), ending up with a total of three login places (counting cPanel).
Inconvenience No.5: 120+ website hosting Control Panel areas to become acquainted with... promptly
cPanel presents to your attention 120+ areas inside the CP. It's a remarkable idea to get to know each and every one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them rapidly... That's inordinately insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web page hosting service providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...