How does cpanel-based hosting operate?
For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel web space hosting offerings on the contemporary webspace hosting market are supplied by a very unsubstantial business niche (when it comes to annual capital flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller webspace hosting is a type of a small-size business segment, which provides a big quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet providing literally the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offers on the whole web space hosting market provide strictly the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based web space hosting price tags are identical. Very identical. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other hosting platform/web space hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200k webspace 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 "website hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet diversely labeled
The website hosting "diversity" and the site hosting "offers" Google reveals to us boil down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web site hosting brand names. Suppose you are only an average person who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the site creation procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domain names and web pages . Are you prepared to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web hosting alternative you can opt for? Of course there is, as of now there are more than two hundred thousand web space 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 web hosting brands across the world will give you absolutely the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, named differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the assortment on the present web site hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The webspace hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a gigantic strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel site hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps fulfilled all website hosting industry preconditions. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Point Number 1: A dumb domain folder arrangement
If you have two or more domains, however, be extra watchful not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to remove on the hosting server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Examine for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain folder system 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 name)
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 growing perplexed? We undeniably are!
Downside Number Two: The same e-mail folder structure
The electronic mail folder structure on the web hosting server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin chums strongly fortify their faith in God when dealing with the electronic mail folders on the email server, hoping not to screw things up too irretrievably.
Predicament Number 3: An utter absence of domain manipulation interfaces
Do we have to refer to the utter shortage of a modern domain name management user interface - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domains, edit domains' Whois details, secure the Whois details, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not include such a "modern" section at all. That's a big inconvenience. An unjustifiable one, we would like to point out...
Weak Point No.4: Many user login places (min 2, max three)
What about the necessity for another login to utilize the invoicing, domain and technical support administration platform? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based website hosting service provider. Now and then, on the basis of the billing system (particularly intended for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting vendor is making use of, the devoted clients can end up with 2 additional logins (1: the invoicing/domain administration platform; 2: the ticket support section), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).
Negative Aspect No.5: 120+ webspace hosting Control Panel areas to learn... briskly
cPanel presents for your consideration 120+ departments inside the webspace hosting CP. It's a remarkable idea to get to know each and every one of them. And you'd better grasp them briskly... That's very impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based site hosting companies:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...