How does cpanel website hosting function?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based site hosting offers on the contemporary hosting marketplace are supplied by a very insignificant business segment (when it comes to yearly money flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small marketing niche, which provides a huge amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying literally the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offers on the entire web page hosting market furnish one and the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel web hosting prices are similar. Very identical. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other webspace hosting platform/web hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is only one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
200,000 "website hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet diversely dubbed
The site hosting "variety" and the web site hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us come down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web page hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are merely a regular chap who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web page creation processes and the site hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domain names and web sites . Are you prepared to make your web hosting selection? Is there any web site hosting option you can settle on? Of course there is, at present there are more than 200k web site hosting suppliers out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ different web page hosting brand names all over the world will offer you the very same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the assortment on the present-day site hosting market is... Period.
The website hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple math shows that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a huge stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The pros and cons of the cPanel-based hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably covered most hosting business demands. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Side Number 1: A stupid domain folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be very watchful not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to erase on the hosting server, since they all are located 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 placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Decide for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain name 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 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)
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 positively are!
Disadvantage No.2: The very same mail folder configuration
The electronic mail folder configuration on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin boys strongly strengthen their belief in God when handling the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to screw things up too harshly.
Weakness No.3: An utter deficiency of domain name manipulation menus
Do we have to point out the entire shortage of a modern domain name management platform - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domain names, change domains' Whois information, shield the Whois information, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not offer such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a considerable problem. An unforgettable one, we want to point out...
Negative Aspect Number 4: Many login locations (min two, maximum three)
What about the demand for an extra login to access the invoicing, domain name and tech support management platform? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel web space hosting company. At times, based on the invoice transaction platform (particularly developed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting supplier is using, the keen clients can wind up with two extra logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain management section; 2: the ticket support platform), winding up with an aggregate of three user login places (counting cPanel).
Disadvantage Number 5: 120+ Control Panel departments to memorize... swiftly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 menus inside the hosting CP. It's a marvelous idea to get to know each and every one of them. And you'd better get to know them rapidly... That's inordinately arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...