How does cpanel web hosting function?
For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based hosting offers on the current web site hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite insubstantial business segment (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) known as reseller hosting. Reseller webspace hosting is a type of a small-scale marketing niche, which furnishes a great amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering literally the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the webspace hosting offerings on the entire web site hosting market furnish one and the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel web hosting price tags are alike. Very identical. Giving those who require a top web hosting service practically no other web site hosting platform/hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is only one fact: out of more than 200k webspace hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely labeled
The webspace hosting "variety" and the site hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us come down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different hosting trademarked names. Assume you are merely an ordinary person who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the site development processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the various domains and web pages . Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any webspace hosting alternative you can pick? Sure there is, these days there are more than 200,000 hosting distributors out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand unique site hosting brands worldwide will offer you absolutely the same cPanel webspace hosting CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the variety on the present webspace hosting market is... Period.
The hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple math shows that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a huge strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The pros and cons of the cPanel site hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly covered most hosting business prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Side No.1: A ludicrous domain name folder setup
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extremely cautious 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 very easy to erase on the web server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Check for yourself how fabulous 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 becoming disorientated? We absolutely are!
Predicament No.2: The very same email folder setup
The mail folder configuration on the web server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin boys firmly reinforce their faith in God when coping with the mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to fuck things up too irretrievably.
Drawback Number 3: An entire deficiency of domain name management user interfaces
Do we need to refer to the absolute shortage of a contemporary domain name administration GUI - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domain names' Whois information, shield the Whois information, modify/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not offer such a "modern" tool at all. That's a vast problem. An inexcusable one, we want to point out...
Drawback No.4: Multiple login places (minimum two, maximum three)
How about the necessity for an additional login to make use of the billing transaction, domain name and tech support management platform? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel web page hosting company. Now and then, on the basis of the billing platform (especially developed for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting firm is making use of, the ardent customers can wind up with 2 additional login locations (1: the invoicing/domain management tool; 2: the trouble ticket support software), winding up with a total of three login places (including cPanel).
Inconvenience Number Five: More than 120 web hosting Control Panel sections to get acquainted with... promptly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than 120 sections inside the CP. It's a wonderful idea to get to know each one of them. And you'd better memorize them fast... That's very impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel hosting vendors:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...