How does cpanel-based website hosting operate?
For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel website hosting offers on the contemporary web space hosting market are provided by a quite unsubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to annual money flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller site hosting is a kind of a small-sized marketing niche, which provides an immense number of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying precisely the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the web site hosting offerings on the entire webspace hosting market supply strictly the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based web page hosting price tags are alike. Very similar. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other web space hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is merely one single fact: out of more than 200k website hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, note that one...
200,000 "web site hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet diversely branded
The web page hosting "variety" and the web space hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us come down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Imagine you are merely a normal person who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web page creation processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domain names and online portals . Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any hosting alternative you can decide upon? Sure there is, as of now there are more than 200k website hosting firms out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand different hosting brand names around the world will give you the very 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 web page hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The web page hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics shows that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a huge stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel-based web hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps met all web site hosting business requirements. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Point No.1: A ludicrous domain name folder system
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extremely attentive not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to remove on the hosting server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Observe for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain name folder configuration 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 nonplussed? We certainly are!
Negative Point No.2: The very same e-mail folder system
The mail folder configuration on the web server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin chums strongly fortify their faith in God when managing the mail folders on the email server, hoping not to fuck things up too irretrievably.
Disadvantage Number Three: A sheer absence of domain name manipulation interfaces
Do we need to bring up the utter lack of a contemporary domain management GUI - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domain names' Whois information, secure the Whois information, change/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" GUI at all. That's a colossal predicament. An unpardonable one, we want to point out...
Predicament No.4: Multiple login locations (minimum two, maximum 3)
How about the necessity for another login to use the invoicing, domain name and technical support administration user interface? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel webspace hosting vendor. At times, based on the billing tool (particularly created for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting service provider is making use of, the ardent clients can end up with 2 additional login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain management system; 2: the ticket support interface), ending up with a total of 3 login locations (including cPanel).
Shortcoming Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty web page hosting CP sections to get familiar with... briskly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty departments inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a fine idea to pick up each and every one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them swiftly... That's extremely arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting companies:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...