How does cpanel-based site hosting function?
For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel website hosting offers on the present-day site hosting marketplace are provided by a very unsubstantial marketing niche (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) named reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small business niche, which supplies a big number of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing the very same services: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the webspace hosting offerings on the whole webspace hosting market provide one and the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting price tags are alike. Very much alike. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/web space hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is merely one fact: out of more than 200k webspace hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...
200,000 "webspace hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet diversely branded
The web page hosting "diversity" and the webspace hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us come down to just one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web page hosting trademarked names. Assume you are only a normal fellow who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web page creation procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domains and websites . Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any site hosting option you can select? Sure there is, these days there are more than 200k webspace hosting companies in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique website hosting brand names all over the world will give you absolutely the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the assortment on the present webspace hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The web space hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple math demonstrates that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a colossal stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel-based site hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably fulfilled all site hosting business preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Downside No.1: A stupid domain folder arrangement
If you have two or more domain names, however, be ultra cautious not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to remove on the hosting server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Observe for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain folder structure 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)
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 disorientated? We doubtlessly are!
Downside Number 2: The same email folder system
The email folder configuration on the server is literally the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin guys firmly enhance their faith in God when tackling the electronic mail folders on the email server, hoping not to mess things up too gravely.
Negative Aspect Number 3: A thorough lack of domain name management tools
Do we have to cite the utter absence of a contemporary domain management tool - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domains, edit domain names' Whois details, secure the Whois info, alter/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a major downside. An inexcusable one, we wish to add...
Drawback Number 4: Multiple user login places (min two, maximum 3)
How about the necessity for another login to utilize the invoice transaction, domain and technical support administration user interface? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based web page hosting service provider. Sometimes, based on the invoicing platform (particularly made for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting corporation is making use of, the earnest clients can end up with two extra login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain name administration tool; 2: the ticket support software), winding up with an aggregate of three login places (including cPanel).
Weakness Number 5: 120+ webspace hosting Control Panel departments to pick up... promptly
cPanel offers to your attention 120+ areas inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a terrific idea to get familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them rapidly... That's excessively arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting providers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...