How does cpanel hosting work?
For your info, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel web page hosting offerings on the current web site hosting market are generated by a very unsubstantial business segment (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) called hosting reseller. Reseller site hosting is a type of a small-scale marketing niche, which provides a great quantity of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing precisely the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the entire site hosting marketplace supply the very same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based web site hosting prices are identical. Quite similar. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/web page hosting CP choice. Thus, there is simply one single fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...
200k "website hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet diversely branded
The web page hosting "variety" and the web page hosting "offerings" Google shows to us come down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different hosting brand names. Assume you are simply a normal guy who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the web page making processes and the web space hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domain names and web portals . Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web space hosting alternative you can pick? Of course there is, today there are more than 200k web site hosting vendors in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ unique web space hosting brand names worldwide will give you literally the same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the assortment on today's hosting marketplace is... Period.
The web space hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple math demonstrates that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a colossal strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and presumably met most web site hosting industry prerequisites. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Inconvenience Number 1: An imbecilic domain folder system
If you have two or more domain names, however, be ultra careful not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain, 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 hosting server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Verify for yourself how great cPanel's domain name 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 name)
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)
Are you becoming baffled? We undeniably are!
Negative Point No.2: The same electronic mail folder arrangement
The email folder structure on the web server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Making the same error twice?!? The admin guys strongly strengthen their faith in God when coping with the mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to botch things up too badly.
Weak Point Number 3: A thorough absence of domain name administration user interfaces
Do we need to point out the sheer shortage of a modern domain management platform - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domains, alter domains' Whois information, secure the Whois details, change/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not contain such a "modern" section at all. That's a great predicament. An unforgettable one, we wish to add...
Negative Point Number 4: Many user login places (minimum 2, maximum 3)
What about the demand for an additional login to make use of the invoice transaction, domain name and tech support management software platform? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel webspace hosting provider. Sometimes, depending on the invoice transaction platform (principally developed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting distributor is utilizing, the enthusiastic clients can end up with 2 additional logins (1: the invoicing/domain name management software solution; 2: the trouble ticket support platform), winding up with a total of 3 login places (counting cPanel).
Downside Number Five: More than 120 webspace hosting Control Panel areas to get acquainted with... quickly
cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the web page hosting Control Panel. It's a glorious idea to get familiar with each one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them swiftly... That's way too impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web space hosting providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...