How does cpanel-based hosting work?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based web page hosting offers on the present site hosting marketplace are provided by a quite inconsiderable business niche (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) known as hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small marketing niche, which provides a big quantity of different web hosting brands, yet offering the very same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the entire site hosting market supply the very same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based site hosting price tags are identical. Very identical. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other web site hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is just one fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "webspace hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed
The web hosting "diversity" and the web space hosting "offers" Google reveals to us boil down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different webspace hosting brand names. Suppose you are only an average guy who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the website creation processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domains and websites . Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web page hosting alternative you can pick? Sure there is, today there are more than 200,000 web hosting distributors in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ different web page hosting brand names all over the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel site hosting Control Panel and platform, named differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the assortment on the present-day web site hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The web site hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics reveals that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting firm 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 one in fifty...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel-based web site hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and perhaps met most web page hosting industry requirements. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Problem Number One: A laughable domain name folder setup
If you have two or more domains, however, be extra watchful not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain, 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 hosting server, since they all are set up 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 name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. See for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain name folder structure 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)
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 confused? We certainly are!
Disadvantage Number 2: The same electronic mail folder arrangement
The electronic mail folder structure on the server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes strongly enhance their belief in God when coping with the mail folders on the email server, hoping not to mess things up too badly.
Negative Aspect No.3: A sheer shortage of domain name management user interfaces
Do we have to refer to the utter lack of a modern domain name manipulation GUI - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domain names' Whois details, protect the Whois information, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's an enormous shortcoming. An unjustifiable one, we would like to add...
Shortcoming Number 4: Numerous user login places (minimum two, maximum three)
What about the demand for another login to avail of the invoicing, domain and technical support management section? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based site hosting firm. At times, on the basis of the invoicing system (principally intended for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting service provider is utilizing, the keen users can end up with 2 extra logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain name management menu; 2: the trouble ticket support section), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login places (including cPanel).
Negative Point No.5: 120+ web page hosting CP menus to pick up... rapidly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 menus inside the site hosting CP. It's a fine idea to become acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them rapidly... That's excessively impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel hosting suppliers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...