How does cpanel hosting function?
For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel web site hosting offerings on today's web page hosting market are generated by a very insubstantial business niche (as far as annual money flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web space hosting is a sort of a small-size marketing segment, which generates a great number of different web hosting brands, yet providing one and the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the hosting offers on the entire hosting marketplace furnish absolutely the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel hosting price tags are alike. Very similar. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service almost no other web site hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel option. So, there is simply one fact: out of more than 200k web hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, remark that one...
200k "web page hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently branded
The webspace hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google shows to us come down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web page hosting brand names. Suppose you are simply an average bloke who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web site creation procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domains and sites . Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web hosting variant you can pick? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than two hundred thousand web space hosting providers out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different web hosting brand names across the world will offer you exactly the same cPanel web page hosting CP and platform, named differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the assortment on the present web space hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The web page hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a great stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel-based web page hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably answered most web page hosting industry preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Downside Number One: A dumb domain folder system
If you have two or more domain names, though, be extra attentive not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new 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 hosting server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Observe for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain folder setup 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)
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 confused? We surely are!
Downside Number 2: The very same e-mail folder arrangement
The e-mail folder arrangement on the web server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin boys firmly strengthen their belief in God when dealing with the electronic mail folders on the email server, hoping not to muck things up too severely.
Downside Number 3: A complete shortage of domain name administration interfaces
Do we have to cite the entire deficiency of a contemporary domain management platform - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domain names' Whois details, secure the Whois information, alter/create name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "modern" interface at all. That's an immense disadvantage. An inexcusable one, we wish to point out...
Disadvantage Number 4: Numerous login places (minimum two, max three)
What about the necessity for an extra login to use the invoicing transaction, domain name and tech support management interface? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel website hosting distributor. Now and then, based on the invoice transaction tool (particularly built for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting distributor is utilizing, the avid clients can wind up with two additional logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain name administration software; 2: the trouble ticket support software platform), ending up with an aggregate of three user login locations (counting cPanel).
Weak Point Number Five: More than 120 webspace hosting Control Panel menus to get to know... rapidly
cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 menus inside the web hosting CP. It's a glorious idea to become acquainted with each of them. And you'd better get to know them quickly... That's quite impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based site hosting vendors:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...