How does cpanel hosting work?
For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel webspace hosting offers on the contemporary web page hosting marketplace are generated by a very insubstantial marketing niche (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-sized business segment, which provides an immense quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing the very same services: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the webspace hosting offerings on the entire webspace hosting marketplace furnish exactly the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel web hosting prices are identical. Very similar. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other webspace hosting platform/web hosting CP option. Thus, there is only a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
200,000 "web page hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely branded
The web hosting "diversity" and the webspace hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us come down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different webspace hosting brand names. Imagine you are just an ordinary chap who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the web site development processes and the webspace hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domains and sites . Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any hosting variant you can select? Sure there is, these days there are more than 200,000 site hosting vendors out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand different web hosting brands worldwide will offer you literally the same cPanel web space hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the variety on the current webspace hosting marketplace is... Period.
The web space hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics shows that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is an enormous stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel website hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly answered most webspace hosting market requirements. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Inconvenience Number One: A laughable domain name folder configuration
If you have two or more domain names, though, be very watchful not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to remove on the web server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular 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. Observe for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain folder structure 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 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 name)
Are you getting baffled? We unquestionably are!
Predicament Number 2: The same email folder system
The mail folder structure on the web server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin blokes firmly enhance their belief in God when handling the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to botch things up too fatally.
Weakness No.3: A complete deficiency of domain management menus
Do we have to mention the thorough lack of a contemporary domain administration tool - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domain names' Whois details, shield the Whois info, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a gigantic disadvantage. An unforgettable one, we would like to point out...
Disadvantage Number Four: Numerous user login places (min two, maximum three)
How about the need for an extra login to utilize the invoicing transaction, domain name and technical support administration software solution? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based site hosting firm. Now and then, depending on the billing transaction system (especially built for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting provider is utilizing, the ardent clients can wind up with 2 extra logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain administration tool; 2: the ticket support platform), ending up with a total of 3 user login locations (counting cPanel).
Weak Side Number 5: More than 120 web page hosting CP areas to learn... quickly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 sections inside the site hosting CP. It's a remarkable idea to learn each of them. And you'd better grasp them swiftly... That's extremely impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting service providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...