How does cpanel-based web hosting operate?
For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel webspace hosting offerings on the current webspace hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite insubstantial business niche (when it comes to yearly cash flow) called reseller hosting. Reseller web page hosting is a sort of a small-scale business segment, which generates a great amount of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing absolutely the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the web page hosting offerings on the whole web hosting market furnish literally the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting prices are similar. Very similar. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service practically no other web site hosting platform/webspace hosting Control Panel option. So, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200,000 web page hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, mark that one...
200,000 "web space hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly branded
The webspace hosting "diversity" and the webspace hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us boil down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web site hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are just a regular guy who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the website development processes and the web space hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domain names and online portals . Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any web site hosting option you can settle on? Sure there is, as of now there are more than two hundred thousand webspace hosting distributors out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ different website hosting brands around the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel web space hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the variety on the present-day web site hosting market is... Full stop.
The site hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a gigantic stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The pros and cons of the cPanel webspace hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly met most website hosting market demands. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Downside Number 1: An idiotic domain name folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be very attentive not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain name, 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 web server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Determine for yourself how great cPanel's domain folder setup 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 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 name)
Are you becoming nonplussed? We unquestionably are!
Negative Side No.2: The very same e-mail folder system
The electronic mail folder configuration on the server is literally the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The admin chaps strongly enhance their faith in God when dealing with the mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to bungle things up too irreparably.
Drawback Number 3: A thorough lack of domain management interfaces
Do we need to mention the thorough deficiency of a contemporary domain name administration interface - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, modify domains' Whois information, shield the Whois details, alter/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not offer such a "modern" section at all. That's a colossal inconvenience. An unforgivable one, we want to point out...
Negative Sign Number Four: Numerous login locations (min two, maximum 3)
What about the need for an extra login to avail of the invoicing transaction, domain and tech support management user interface? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel web space hosting distributor. Now and then, on the basis of the billing transaction platform (principally meant for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting vendor is using, the ardent clients can end up with two extra logins (1: the invoicing/domain name management interface; 2: the ticket support tool), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).
Disadvantage Number 5: More than 120 hosting Control Panel areas to get acquainted with... swiftly
cPanel offers to your attention more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a remarkable idea to grasp each and every one of them. And you'd better get to know them rapidly... That's excessively impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web space hosting suppliers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...