How does cpanel-based site hosting operate?
For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel-based website hosting offerings on today's webspace hosting market are generated by a quite inconsiderable business niche (when it comes to annual cash flow) called reseller hosting. Reseller web page hosting is a kind of a small-size marketing segment, which furnishes an enormous quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet providing strictly the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the webspace hosting offerings on the whole website hosting marketplace provide one and the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel website hosting prices are identical. Quite identical. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other webspace hosting platform/web hosting CP choice. So, there is simply a single fact: out of more than 200k website hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...
200k "website hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly labeled
The hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us come down to just one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web space hosting brand names. Assume you are merely a regular fellow who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the web page development procedures and the web page hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domain names and websites . Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any webspace hosting alternative you can opt for? Sure there is, as of now there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting distributors in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand unique web page hosting brands across the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the assortment on the present-day web site hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The webspace hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math reveals that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a colossal stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel website hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly met all web site hosting industry requirements. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Side No.1: A dumb domain folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be ultra careful not to erase fully 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 very easy to erase on the server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name 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 domain names, please. Determine 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)
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 name)
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 becoming disorientated? We absolutely are!
Negative Side Number 2: The same email folder arrangement
The mail folder structure on the hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin boys strongly strengthen their faith in God when managing the mail folders on the mail server, praying not to muck things up too badly.
Disadvantage No.3: An absolute absence of domain management options
Do we have to mention the thorough deficiency of a contemporary domain management platform - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, change domain names' Whois details, secure the Whois information, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not include such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a vast disadvantage. An unjustifiable one, we would like to point out...
Weak Side Number Four: Many user login places (minimum two, maximum 3)
How about the need for an extra login to use the invoice transaction, domain and technical support administration platform? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based webspace hosting company. Now and then, depending on the invoice transaction tool (particularly made for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting provider is utilizing, the zealous users can wind up with 2 additional login locations (1: the invoicing/domain administration tool; 2: the ticket support interface), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login places (including cPanel).
Negative Point No.5: 120+ web space hosting Control Panel departments to get familiar with... fast
cPanel offers to your attention 120+ menus inside the webspace hosting Control Panel. It's a fine idea to get to know each one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them rapidly... That's way too impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based webspace hosting firms:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...