How does cpanel-based hosting operate?
For your info, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel-based site hosting offerings on the present web space hosting market are furnished by a very inconsiderable business segment (when it comes to annual money flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller web site hosting is a kind of a small-sized marketing niche, which provides a big amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying literally the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web site hosting offers on the entire website hosting marketplace provide literally the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based site hosting price tags are similar. Very similar. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other web page hosting platform/site hosting CP option. So, there is only a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, note that one...
200k "web hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently labeled
The web hosting "diversity" and the site hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us come down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web space hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are only an average chap who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the website making procedures and the web space hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domain names and sites . Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any webspace hosting alternative you can settle on? Sure there is, now there are more than 200k web space hosting providers out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand different web page hosting brand names in the world will give you strictly the same cPanel Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the assortment on the contemporary webspace hosting market is... Full stop.
The website hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math demonstrates that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a huge strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that something like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel-based site hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably met all web page hosting business preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Drawback Number 1: A moronic domain name folder setup
If you have two or more domains, though, be extremely watchful not to delete completely 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). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to erase on the web server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Discover for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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 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 name)
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 positively are!
Predicament Number Two: The same email folder system
The email folder configuration on the server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin chums strongly fortify their faith in God when dealing with the email folders on the mail server, praying not to botch things up too severely.
Drawback Number 3: A sheer deficiency of domain manipulation menus
Do we need to bring up the utter shortage of a contemporary domain manipulation user interface - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domains, change domain names' Whois details, shield the Whois info, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not have such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a big downside. An unforgivable one, we want to point out...
Problem No.4: Many user login places (minimum two, maximum 3)
How about the need for another login to use the invoicing, domain name and tech support management section? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based webspace hosting provider. Sometimes, based on the invoicing transaction platform (principally made for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting vendor is availing of, the enthusiastic users can wind up with 2 extra login locations (1: the invoicing/domain administration platform; 2: the ticket support platform), winding up with a total of 3 login places (counting cPanel).
Disadvantage Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty web site hosting Control Panel sections to become familiar with... swiftly
cPanel presents for your consideration 120+ sections inside the CP. It's a marvelous idea to become familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them fast... That's inordinately arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based webspace hosting distributors:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...