How does cpanel-based hosting function?
For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel web page hosting offers on the current website hosting marketplace are supplied by a very insubstantial business niche (when it comes to annual money flow) called reseller hosting. Reseller webspace hosting is a type of a small-sized marketing niche, which provides an immense number of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering the very same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the webspace hosting offerings on the entire webspace hosting market provide strictly the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel web page hosting price tags are similar. Very much alike. Giving those who need a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/web page hosting CP option. So, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200,000 web site hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
200,000 "web page hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet diversely named
The webspace hosting "variety" and the site hosting "offers" Google reveals to us boil down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Assume you are only an average fellow who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the website development procedures and the web page hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domains and web sites . Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any hosting variant you can opt for? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than two hundred thousand web site hosting service providers out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ unique web space hosting brand names in the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel webspace hosting CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the assortment on the present webspace hosting market is... Period.
The webspace hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple math demonstrates that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a huge stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that something like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel webspace hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and presumably fulfilled all hosting industry requirements. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Disadvantage Number 1: A dumb domain name folder setup
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extra watchful not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to erase on the server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very well known 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 erase the files of the add-on domains, please. See for yourself how good cPanel's domain folder configuration 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)
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 disorientated? We undoubtedly are!
Predicament Number 2: The very same mail folder setup
The electronic mail folder structure on the server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin blokes firmly reinforce their belief in God when coping with the e-mail folders on the email server, praying not to muck things up too severely.
Drawback Number 3: A total lack of domain manipulation options
Do we have to bring up the total deficiency of a modern domain manipulation menu - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domains, change domains' Whois information, secure the Whois information, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a great drawback. An inexcusable one, we wish to add...
Negative Point Number 4: Multiple login locations (min two, maximum 3)
How about the necessity for an extra login to make use of the invoicing transaction, domain name and tech support management GUI? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based webspace hosting corporation. Sometimes, depending on the invoicing transaction tool (principally meant for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting firm is utilizing, the devoted clients can wind up with two additional login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain administration GUI; 2: the trouble ticket support software), ending up with an aggregate of three login places (counting cPanel).
Weakness Number 5: 120+ web hosting Control Panel menus to memorize... swiftly
cPanel offers to your attention more than 120 departments inside the web site hosting Control Panel. It's a glorious idea to become acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better memorize them quickly... That's excessively insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web page hosting corporations:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...