How does cpanel hosting work?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based site hosting offerings on the current website hosting marketplace are supplied by a very insubstantial marketing segment (as far as annual money flow is concerned) named hosting reseller. Reseller web space hosting is a kind of a small-scale business niche, which generates an enormous amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying the very same services: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the site hosting offers on the entire web site hosting market provide one and the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel site hosting price tags are alike. Quite similar. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other web page hosting platform/hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is only one fact: out of more than 200,000 web space hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, mark that one...
200k "web hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly labeled
The web page hosting "diversity" and the web page hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us come down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web site hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are only an ordinary fellow who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web page creation procedures and the hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domains and web portals . Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web page hosting variant you can pick? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than two hundred thousand web site hosting distributors out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ unique website hosting brands around the world will give you the same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the assortment on the contemporary web hosting market is... Period.
The web space hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple math demonstrates that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a gigantic stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel-based web space hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and presumably answered most web space hosting business prerequisites. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Sign No.1: A foolish domain folder configuration
If you have two or more domain names, though, be extra attentive not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to remove on the web hosting server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Decide for yourself how good cPanel's domain name folder configuration 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 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)
Are you getting perplexed? We unquestionably are!
Negative Sign No.2: The very same e-mail folder arrangement
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Making the same error twice?!? The admin boys strongly strengthen their belief in God when dealing with the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to fuck things up too harshly.
Drawback Number Three: A complete shortage of domain name manipulation options
Do we need to cite the total lack of a modern domain name manipulation platform - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domain names' Whois information, protect the Whois details, change/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not offer such a "modern" interface at all. That's an enormous drawback. An unforgivable one, we would like to add...
Weak Side Number 4: Multiple login locations (minimum 2, max three)
How about the necessity for an extra login to access the invoicing transaction, domain name and technical support management menu? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based web space hosting distributor. Occasionally, based on the invoicing transaction system (principally intended for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting company is using, the zealous customers can end up with 2 extra login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain management software; 2: the trouble ticket support system), winding up with a total of three user login locations (counting cPanel).
Weak Side Number 5: 120+ website hosting CP sections to grasp... fast
cPanel presents for your consideration 120+ menus inside the Control Panel. It's a marvelous idea to become familiar with each of them. And you'd better become familiar with them fast... That's quite arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based site hosting distributors:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...