How does cpanel-based hosting function?
For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based web page hosting offers on the present web space hosting marketplace are provided by a quite unsubstantial business segment (when it comes to yearly money flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small business niche, which generates a vast amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering one and the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98% of the web page hosting offers on the whole web space hosting marketplace offer the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based webspace hosting prices are alike. Quite identical. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other hosting platform/web page hosting CP option. So, there is merely a single fact: out of more than 200k web space hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely labeled
The web site hosting "variety" and the webspace hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us boil down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are simply an average fellow who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the web page creation processes and the hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domains and web portals . Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web page hosting alternative you can settle on? Of course there is, at the moment there are more than 200,000 web hosting providers out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different website hosting brand names across the world will give you exactly the same cPanel site hosting CP and platform, branded differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the assortment on the present site hosting market is... Period.
The webspace hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a great stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that something like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel site hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps met all site hosting industry requirements. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Aspect No.1: A moronic domain name folder structure
If you have two or more domains, though, be ultra watchful not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to delete on the server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Observe for yourself how good cPanel's domain folder structure 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 getting baffled? We unquestionably are!
Disadvantage Number Two: The same electronic mail folder arrangement
The e-mail folder structure on the web server is literally the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin chaps strongly increase their faith in God when tackling the email folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too seriously.
Shortcoming No.3: A thorough deficiency of domain name manipulation interfaces
Do we need to refer to the entire absence of a contemporary domain name administration interface - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domains, alter domain names' Whois details, secure the Whois details, modify/create name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not provide such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a gigantic downside. An unforgivable one, we wish to add...
Inconvenience Number 4: Many user login places (minimum 2, max 3)
How about the demand for an extra login to access the billing, domain and tech support administration software platform? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based web page hosting service provider. Occasionally, on the basis of the invoicing transaction tool (especially developed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting corporation is making use of, the zealous clients can end up with 2 extra login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name management interface; 2: the ticket support system), winding up with a total of three login places (counting cPanel).
Predicament No.5: More than one hundred and twenty CP areas to get familiar with... promptly
cPanel offers to your attention 120+ areas inside the Control Panel. It's a remarkable idea to get to know each of them. And you'd better grasp them swiftly... That's very insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web hosting service providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...