How does cpanel hosting work?
For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based web page hosting offers on the present-day web hosting market are supplied by a quite unsubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to annual money flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller webspace hosting is a kind of a small-scale business segment, which furnishes an enormous amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering exactly the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the site hosting offers on the whole webspace hosting marketplace offer the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel web page hosting price tags are similar. Very much alike. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other webspace hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is only one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web site hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
200k "web space hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed
The hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us come down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different site hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are merely an ordinary fellow who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the website creation procedures and the web space hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domain names and web portals . Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any web space hosting variant you can choose? Of course there is, at present there are more than 200,000 hosting distributors in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ unique web site hosting brands worldwide will give you literally the same cPanel web space hosting CP and platform, labeled in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the diversity on the contemporary site hosting market is... Full stop.
The site hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple math reveals that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is an enormous stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and presumably fulfilled most website hosting industry requirements. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Problem Number 1: A stupid domain name folder system
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extremely attentive not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to delete on the web hosting server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Observe for yourself how fabulous 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)
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 becoming bewildered? We definitely are!
Disadvantage Number 2: The same mail folder arrangement
The e-mail folder structure on the server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Making the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin chaps firmly enhance their faith in God when managing the email folders on the email server, praying not to botch things up too fatally.
Negative Aspect No.3: A sheer absence of domain administration options
Do we have to bring up the entire shortage of a modern domain manipulation menu - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domains, edit domains' Whois info, secure the Whois details, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a major drawback. An unjustifiable one, we want to point out...
Weak Point Number 4: Many login places (min 2, max 3)
What about the necessity for another login to make use of the invoice transaction, domain name and technical support management section? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel website hosting vendor. Sometimes, on the basis of the invoicing transaction platform (principally developed for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting service provider is making use of, the avid clients can end up with two additional login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain management menu; 2: the ticket support menu), winding up with a total of three user login places (including cPanel).
Downside No.5: More than 120 web site hosting CP sections to get acquainted with... rapidly
cPanel offers to your attention more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a marvelous idea to memorize each and every one of them. And you'd better get to know them fast... That's inordinately insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based hosting corporations:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...