How does cpanel web hosting function?
For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel-based web hosting offerings on the present-day web hosting marketplace are generated by a very insubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to yearly cash flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller web site hosting is a type of a small-size marketing segment, which furnishes a huge quantity of different web hosting brands, yet supplying one and the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offers on the entire web space hosting market provide the very same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel web hosting price tags are alike. Quite similar. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service practically no other web page hosting platform/web page hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is merely one fact: out of more than 200k web site hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "webspace hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet differently named
The hosting "diversity" and the web space hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us boil down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web page hosting brand names. Imagine you are only a normal bloke who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the website making procedures and the hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domain names and web pages . Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any web hosting option you can select? Sure there is, as of now there are more than 200,000 hosting corporations out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand different webspace hosting brand names all over the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel site hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the assortment on the present website hosting market is... Period.
The site hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math demonstrates that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a colossal stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel-based website hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and perhaps fulfilled most webspace hosting market preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Drawback Number 1: An idiotic domain folder setup
If you have two or more domain names, though, be extra careful not to remove entirely 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 name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to remove on the server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Verify for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain name folder structure 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)
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 growing confused? We categorically are!
Negative Sign Number Two: The same electronic mail folder configuration
The e-mail folder configuration on the web hosting server is literally the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin chaps firmly strengthen their belief in God when managing the email folders on the mail server, hoping not to botch things up too gravely.
Inconvenience Number Three: An entire deficiency of domain name manipulation options
Do we have to bring up the total deficiency of a modern domain name manipulation platform - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, alter domains' Whois details, secure the Whois information, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not provide such a "modern" menu at all. That's a mammoth disadvantage. An unforgivable one, we would like to add...
Inconvenience Number 4: Numerous login locations (minimum 2, maximum 3)
What about the necessity for an additional login to make use of the invoicing transaction, domain and technical support management menu? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based web hosting corporation. At times, depending on the billing tool (especially tailored for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting service provider is making use of, the ardent customers can end up with 2 additional logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain management platform; 2: the trouble ticket support software solution), winding up with a total of three login places (including cPanel).
Inconvenience Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty webspace hosting CP departments to become acquainted with... fast
cPanel presents for your consideration 120+ menus inside the website hosting CP. It's a fantastic idea to become familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better get to know them briskly... That's extremely arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel website hosting companies:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...