How does cpanel hosting function?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based site hosting offers on the contemporary site hosting marketplace are provided by a quite unsubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to annual cash flow) called reseller hosting. Reseller webspace hosting is a kind of a small-sized marketing segment, which supplies an immense quantity of different web hosting brands, yet providing absolutely the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the hosting offers on the whole web space hosting market provide absolutely the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based site hosting prices are alike. Very identical. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other web space hosting platform/CP choice. So, there is simply one fact: out of more than 200,000 webspace hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely named
The web hosting "variety" and the webspace hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us boil down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web space hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are only an ordinary chap who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the web site development procedures and the webspace hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domains and web pages . Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any site hosting alternative you can opt for? Sure there is, now there are more than 200,000 hosting corporations out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand different web page hosting brand names all over the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel site hosting CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how large the diversity on the present hosting market is... Full stop.
The webspace hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple math demonstrates that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a gigantic stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The pros and cons of the cPanel-based web page hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and presumably covered most hosting business requirements. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Predicament Number 1: A dumb domain name folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extra careful not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain, 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 hosting server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. See for yourself how great 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)
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 growing baffled? We clearly are!
Inconvenience No.2: The same e-mail folder configuration
The mail folder configuration on the server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The admin boys strongly strengthen their belief in God when managing the email folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to mess things up too severely.
Disadvantage Number Three: An entire absence of domain management GUIs
Do we need to cite the entire deficiency of a modern domain management GUI - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, change domains' Whois info, shield the Whois details, modify/create name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not supply such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a vast downside. An unpardonable one, we wish to add...
Disadvantage Number 4: Numerous user login locations (min 2, max three)
How about the need for another login to utilize the invoicing, domain name and tech support administration GUI? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel web hosting corporation. Sometimes, depending on the invoice transaction system (especially conceived for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting distributor is making use of, the ardent clients can end up with two extra login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain name administration software solution; 2: the trouble ticket support tool), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (including cPanel).
Drawback Number 5: 120+ site hosting Control Panel departments to learn... swiftly
cPanel offers to your attention more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the site hosting CP. It's a terrific idea to get acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better learn them quickly... That's very impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web space hosting companies:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...