How does cpanel-based hosting function?
For your info, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel website hosting offerings on the current web space hosting market are provided by a very inconsiderable marketing niche (as far as annual money flow is concerned) called hosting reseller. Reseller web space hosting is a sort of a small-sized marketing niche, which supplies a great amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering strictly the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the web space hosting offerings on the entire web hosting marketplace supply strictly the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based hosting prices are similar. Quite identical. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other hosting platform/web site hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is just one fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "web site hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely branded
The site hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google presents to us boil down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web space hosting brand names. Assume you are only an ordinary guy who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the site making procedures and the hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domains and web pages . Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any webspace hosting variant you can pick? Sure there is, right now there are more than 200,000 site hosting vendors out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ different website hosting brand names in the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel site hosting Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the assortment on the present-day hosting market is... Full stop.
The site hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics shows that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a colossal stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The pros and cons of the cPanel website hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably answered most web space hosting industry prerequisites. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Side Number 1: An idiotic domain folder setup
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be very attentive not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to remove on the server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Determine for yourself how good 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)
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 getting disorientated? We surely are!
Predicament No.2: The same e-mail folder setup
The mail folder configuration on the web hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin blokes firmly increase their faith in God when dealing with the mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to mess things up too irretrievably.
Problem No.3: An utter absence of domain manipulation tools
Do we have to mention the sheer deficiency of a contemporary domain management platform - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domain names' Whois info, shield the Whois details, edit/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a mammoth predicament. An unjustifiable one, we would like to point out...
Negative Aspect Number Four: Numerous user login places (minimum two, maximum 3)
What about the demand for an additional login to avail of the invoicing transaction, domain and technical support administration software? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based hosting service provider. At times, depending on the invoice transaction platform (particularly intended for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting vendor is utilizing, the zealous customers can wind up with two extra login places (1: the invoicing/domain name management platform; 2: the trouble ticket support software solution), winding up with a total of three user login locations (including cPanel).
Negative Aspect No.5: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting CP departments to grasp... fast
cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the web page hosting Control Panel. It's a fabulous idea to get to know each of them. And you'd better get familiar with them rapidly... That's extremely impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel webspace hosting distributors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...