How does cpanel-based website hosting function?
For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel web site hosting offerings on the current web page hosting market are supplied by a quite unsubstantial business niche (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web space hosting is a kind of a small-scale marketing niche, which supplies an immense number of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying one and the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98% of the web site hosting offerings on the whole web page hosting marketplace offer strictly the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting prices are similar. Quite identical. Giving those who need a top web hosting service almost no other hosting platform/web hosting CP option. Thus, there is simply a single fact: out of more than 200,000 webspace hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "web hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed
The web page hosting "variety" and the webspace hosting "offers" Google shows to us come down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Assume you are just a regular fellow who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the site making processes and the site hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domain names and sites . Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any website hosting variant you can settle on? Sure there is, right now there are more than two hundred thousand hosting vendors in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand different website hosting brand names worldwide will give you exactly the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, named differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the assortment on the present web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The web hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is an immense strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel-based website hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and perhaps satisfied most web site hosting industry requirements. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Disadvantage Number One: A foolish domain folder system
If you have 2 or more domains, though, 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 domains are very simple to remove 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 name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Determine for yourself how fantastic 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)
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)
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 baffled? We unquestionably are!
Inconvenience Number 2: The same mail folder structure
The email folder arrangement on the web hosting server is literally the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The admin blokes firmly enhance their faith in God when tackling the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to fuck things up too harshly.
Negative Point Number Three: A sheer shortage of domain management GUIs
Do we need to refer to the utter lack of a modern domain management interface - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domain names' Whois information, secure the Whois details, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not involve such a "modern" tool at all. That's a huge predicament. An unjustifiable one, we would like to add...
Problem Number 4: Many user login locations (min two, max three)
How about the demand for another login to make use of the billing, domain name and tech support management menu? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based hosting service provider. At times, based on the invoicing transaction tool (particularly developed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting provider is making use of, the eager users can wind up with two extra login locations (1: the billing/domain name administration system; 2: the trouble ticket support interface), winding up with an aggregate of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).
Downside Number 5: More than 120 website hosting CP sections to pick up... fast
cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the webspace hosting Control Panel. It's a glorious idea to get to know each and every one of them. And you'd better learn them rapidly... That's quite arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web page hosting service providers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...