How does cpanel-based hosting function?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based web space hosting offers on the present-day site hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite unsubstantial business niche (as far as annual money flow is concerned) named hosting reseller. Reseller webspace hosting is a type of a small-scale business niche, which furnishes a big number of different web hosting brand names, yet offering strictly the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the web space hosting offerings on the entire site hosting market offer the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel site hosting prices are identical. Very identical. Giving those who need a top web hosting service almost no other webspace hosting platform/webspace hosting Control Panel option. So, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200k website hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "web space hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely branded
The web site hosting "variety" and the web space hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us boil down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Assume you are just an ordinary person who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the site development procedures and the webspace hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domains and web portals . Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web space hosting option you can select? Sure there is, as of now there are more than two hundred thousand webspace hosting service providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ different web page hosting brands across the world will give you exactly the same cPanel web site hosting CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the diversity on the current hosting market is... Full stop.
The web page hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is an enormous strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel site hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly covered most web hosting market requirements. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Point Number One: A moronic domain name folder system
If you have two or more domains, however, be very cautious not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to delete on the web server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. 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 name folder arrangement 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)
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 disorientated? We unquestionably are!
Inconvenience Number Two: The very same mail folder setup
The email folder configuration on the web hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Making the same error twice?!? The sysadmin blokes firmly fortify their faith in God when handling the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too irretrievably.
Problem No.3: A total lack of domain administration user interfaces
Do we have to cite the thorough shortage of a modern domain name management platform - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domains, edit domains' Whois details, protect the Whois details, modify/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not have such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a colossal problem. An inexcusable one, we want to add...
Negative Sign Number 4: Many login locations (min 2, max 3)
What about the need for an additional login to avail of the billing, domain name and tech support management interface? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel webspace hosting corporation. At times, on the basis of the billing transaction platform (particularly tailored for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting corporation is making use of, the avid clients can end up with 2 extra logins (1: the billing/domain name management software; 2: the ticket support interface), winding up with a total of three login places (including cPanel).
Negative Side No.5: More than a hundred and twenty site hosting CP sections to pick up... swiftly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than 120 menus inside the webspace hosting Control Panel. It's a superb idea to memorize each one of them. And you'd better grasp them swiftly... That's extremely impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web page hosting suppliers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...