How does cpanel-based website hosting operate?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based web hosting offerings on the present web hosting marketplace are generated by a quite inconsiderable business niche (when it comes to annual money flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller site hosting is a type of a small-scale marketing segment, which generates an enormous amount of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying precisely the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offers on the entire website hosting market provide exactly the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel web page hosting price tags are similar. Quite identical. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other web page hosting platform/web page hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is only a single fact: out of more than 200k web page hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, note that one...
200k "website hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named
The hosting "variety" and the webspace hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us come down to just one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are only a normal bloke who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the site making procedures and the web space hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domains and websites . Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any web page hosting option you can settle on? Of course there is, these days there are more than two hundred thousand hosting distributors in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ unique web page hosting brands across the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel webspace hosting Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the variety on the present website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The site hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic reveals that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a great strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The pros and cons of the cPanel web page hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and presumably met most webspace hosting business preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Predicament Number One: A ludicrous domain name folder arrangement
If you have two or more domain names, however, be very attentive not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to delete on the web server, because they all are located 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 try not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Determine for yourself how good cPanel's domain folder system is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is located)
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)
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 growing confused? We undeniably are!
Weak Side Number 2: The very same e-mail folder system
The mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Making the same error twice?!? The admin chaps strongly reinforce their faith in God when dealing with the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to fuck things up too irreparably.
Drawback Number 3: An entire absence of domain name management user interfaces
Do we need to point out the entire deficiency of a modern domain manipulation interface - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domain names' Whois details, secure the Whois information, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not offer such a "contemporary" section at all. That's an enormous drawback. An unpardonable one, we wish to add...
Negative Point Number 4: Multiple login locations (minimum two, maximum 3)
What about the demand for another login to utilize the billing transaction, domain and technical support management software solution? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel web page hosting supplier. At times, depending on the billing system (particularly designed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting service provider is using, the keen customers can end up with 2 additional login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name administration section; 2: the ticket support menu), ending up with an aggregate of 3 user login locations (including cPanel).
Negative Sign Number 5: 120+ hosting Control Panel departments to become familiar with... fast
cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 menus inside the site hosting CP. It's a great idea to become acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better memorize them rapidly... That's extremely impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web page hosting service providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...