How does cpanel-based site hosting work?
For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based web space hosting offerings on the present web page hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite insignificant marketing segment (when it comes to yearly money flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller web space hosting is a sort of a small marketing niche, which furnishes a great quantity of different web hosting brands, yet providing literally the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the webspace hosting offerings on the entire web hosting marketplace provide exactly the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel web hosting price tags are alike. Quite similar. Giving those who need a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/webspace hosting CP option. So, there is just a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web space hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, mind that one...
200k "web hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly branded
The web page hosting "variety" and the site hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us come down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web page hosting brand names. Suppose you are simply a regular chap who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the site making processes and the web page hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domains and sites . Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any web space hosting option you can decide upon? Sure there is, these days there are more than 200k website hosting firms in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand unique web site hosting brands worldwide will offer you exactly the same cPanel web space hosting CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the variety on the present web site hosting market is... Full stop.
The website hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic shows that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a big strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The pros and cons of the cPanel hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and presumably met most web hosting business prerequisites. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Shortcoming Number 1: An imbecilic domain folder structure
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extremely careful not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to remove on the web hosting server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous 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 delete the files of the add-on domains, please. See for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain folder structure is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is situated)
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 name)
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 baffled? We undoubtedly are!
Downside Number Two: The same email folder structure
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the web server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin blokes strongly increase their belief in God when tackling the mail folders on the email server, hoping not to muck things up too fatally.
Drawback Number Three: A thorough deficiency of domain name management interfaces
Do we need to point out the entire shortage of a modern domain name administration user interface - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domains' Whois details, protect the Whois information, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not offer such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a great inconvenience. An unpardonable one, we would like to add...
Problem Number Four: Numerous user login places (minimum 2, maximum 3)
How about the need for an extra login to avail of the invoicing transaction, domain name and technical support administration tool? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel site hosting vendor. At times, based on the invoice transaction system (especially devised for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting corporation is availing of, the ardent clients can end up with two extra login locations (1: the billing/domain name administration interface; 2: the ticket support interface), winding up with an aggregate of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).
Shortcoming Number 5: 120+ site hosting CP menus to get familiar with... quickly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than 120 sections inside the site hosting Control Panel. It's a wonderful idea to grasp each and every one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them promptly... That's way too impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel site hosting service providers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...