How does cpanel-based hosting operate?
For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel hosting offers on the present-day web page hosting marketplace are furnished by a very inconsiderable marketing niche (when it comes to annual money flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small business niche, which supplies an immense amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying strictly the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the web site hosting offers on the entire web page hosting marketplace supply one and the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel web site hosting prices are similar. Quite identical. Giving those who need a top web hosting service practically no other web space hosting platform/web site hosting CP choice. So, there is merely one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
200,000 "web hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed
The website hosting "diversity" and the webspace hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us come down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web space hosting brand names. Imagine you are merely an average person who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web site development procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domains and websites . Are you prepared to make your web hosting decision? Is there any webspace hosting alternative you can pick? Of course there is, these days there are more than 200k web space hosting distributors in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different web space hosting brands across the world will give you the very same cPanel web page hosting Control Panel and platform, branded in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the variety on the current web page hosting marketplace is... Period.
The web space hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic reveals that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a mammoth strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The pros and cons of the cPanel web hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps covered most hosting market preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Downside No.1: An idiotic domain folder arrangement
If you have two or more domain names, though, be very attentive not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to remove on the web hosting server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain 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. Determine for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain name 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 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 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 growing nonplussed? We unquestionably are!
Inconvenience No.2: The very same e-mail folder configuration
The e-mail folder structure on the server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin guys firmly strengthen their faith in God when dealing with the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to fuck things up too fatally.
Negative Aspect Number Three: An utter absence of domain name manipulation interfaces
Do we need to mention the entire lack of a contemporary domain name manipulation platform - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domain names' Whois information, shield the Whois details, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not offer such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a vast weakness. An unforgettable one, we wish to add...
Downside No.4: Multiple user login places (minimum two, maximum three)
How about the need for another login to make use of the invoicing transaction, domain and technical support management interface? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel website hosting supplier. At times, on the basis of the invoicing transaction platform (especially tailored for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting firm is availing of, the zealous customers can wind up with two extra login places (1: the billing transaction/domain name administration section; 2: the ticket support section), ending up with a total of 3 user login places (including cPanel).
Shortcoming Number 5: More than 120 webspace hosting Control Panel sections to memorize... briskly
cPanel offers to your attention more than 120 areas inside the webspace hosting Control Panel. It's an excellent idea to get acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better get to know them fast... That's way too impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel hosting suppliers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...