How does cpanel-based web hosting work?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based web space hosting offers on the present-day website hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite insignificant marketing niche (when it comes to yearly cash flow) called reseller hosting. Reseller web space hosting is a sort of a small-scale marketing segment, which generates an immense amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying precisely the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offers on the entire web site hosting marketplace supply literally the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based web space hosting prices are identical. Quite identical. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other web space hosting platform/web page hosting CP choice. So, there is only one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web page hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "web page hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet diversely named
The web hosting "variety" and the web space hosting "offerings" Google shows to us come down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web site hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are only an ordinary guy who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the web page development procedures and the site hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domain names and web sites . Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any web page hosting alternative you can pick? Sure there is, today there are more than 200k web hosting firms in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique site hosting brands worldwide will offer you the same cPanel web site hosting Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the assortment on the present-day web site hosting market is... Full stop.
The hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics shows that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a gigantic strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel-based web hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably fulfilled all web page hosting business preconditions. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Point No.1: An imbecilic domain name folder system
If you have two or more domains, however, be extra watchful not to delete fully 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 quite simple to delete on the hosting server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed 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. Decide for yourself how amazing 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)
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)
Are you getting confused? We surely are!
Problem No.2: The same e-mail folder arrangement
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is literally the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The sysadmin chaps strongly reinforce their belief in God when dealing with the mail folders on the mail server, praying not to mess things up too gravely.
Negative Aspect Number Three: An entire absence of domain name manipulation sections
Do we need to point out the sheer lack of a contemporary domain name manipulation platform - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domain names' Whois information, protect the Whois information, change/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not provide such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a gigantic disadvantage. An unpardonable one, we would like to add...
Negative Point No.4: Multiple login locations (minimum two, max 3)
What about the demand for an extra login to utilize the billing transaction, domain and technical support management system? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based site hosting service provider. At times, on the basis of the invoicing transaction tool (principally devised for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting provider is using, the enthusiastic users can end up with 2 extra login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain name administration software; 2: the ticket support software), winding up with a total of three user login locations (including cPanel).
Disadvantage Number 5: More than 120 hosting Control Panel departments to get to know... quickly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than 120 menus inside the web space hosting CP. It's a fine idea to learn each and every one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them briskly... That's inordinately insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web hosting vendors:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...