How does cpanel hosting work?
For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel web space hosting offers on the contemporary webspace hosting marketplace are generated by a quite insignificant business niche (when it comes to annual money flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-sized business segment, which furnishes an immense amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering the very same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the site hosting offerings on the entire website hosting market supply strictly the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel hosting price tags are alike. Very identical. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other webspace hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is just a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web page hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, mark that one...
200k "web page hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly named
The web hosting "diversity" and the web space hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us come down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Suppose you are simply a normal bloke who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the web page development processes and the web page hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domain names and online portals . Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web page hosting option you can select? Sure there is, right now there are more than 200k web page hosting corporations in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ different website hosting brands across the world will offer you literally the same cPanel web page hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the variety on the contemporary web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The site hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple math shows that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a colossal stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel web space hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably covered all web page hosting industry prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Shortcoming Number One: A stupid domain name folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extra cautious not to remove completely 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 quite easy to remove on the server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite 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 erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain name folder setup 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 name)
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 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 name)
Are you growing bewildered? We surely are!
Inconvenience Number 2: The very same email folder setup
The mail folder arrangement on the server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin boys strongly reinforce their faith in God when handling the email folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too fatally.
Weak Point Number Three: A total lack of domain management user interfaces
Do we have to mention the sheer deficiency of a modern domain name management tool - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domains' Whois information, shield the Whois details, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a huge problem. An unforgettable one, we wish to point out...
Inconvenience Number Four: Numerous user login places (minimum two, max three)
What about the demand for another login to access the invoicing, domain and tech support administration software platform? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel web space hosting service provider. At times, depending on the billing transaction platform (principally devised for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting provider is using, the ardent clients can end up with 2 additional logins (1: the billing transaction/domain name management platform; 2: the ticket support software), ending up with a total of 3 login locations (including cPanel).
Negative Aspect Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty webspace hosting CP departments to pick up... fast
cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 menus inside the website hosting CP. It's a superb idea to become familiar with each one of them. And you'd better learn them swiftly... That's extremely insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel site hosting suppliers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...