How does cpanel hosting operate?
For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based web page hosting offerings on the current web site hosting market are supplied by a quite inconsiderable marketing segment (as far as annual money flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller hosting is a type of a small business niche, which provides a vast amount of different web hosting brand names, yet providing exactly the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offerings on the whole web page hosting marketplace provide the very same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel site hosting price tags are identical. Very similar. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service practically no other web space hosting platform/CP option. Thus, there is just a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, mind that one...
200k "web space hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly labeled
The site hosting "variety" and the site hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us boil down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Imagine you are simply an ordinary chap who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the web page development processes and the webspace hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domains and web pages . Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any hosting alternative you can settle on? Sure there is, these days there are more than 200,000 site hosting vendors in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand different website hosting brands in the world will give you literally the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the assortment on today's website hosting marketplace is... Period.
The site hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple arithmetic shows that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a gigantic stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel webspace hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably met all site hosting market requirements. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Aspect Number 1: An idiotic domain name folder configuration
If you have two or more domains, though, be ultra careful not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to erase on the web hosting server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous 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 attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Verify for yourself how terrific 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)
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 name)
Are you becoming confused? We absolutely are!
Predicament Number 2: The very same mail folder setup
The email folder configuration on the web server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin chums firmly increase their faith in God when tackling the email folders on the mail server, hoping not to screw things up too fatally.
Problem No.3: A complete deficiency of domain name manipulation GUIs
Do we have to cite the complete lack of a modern domain administration menu - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domains' Whois details, protect the Whois info, change/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not contain such a "modern" interface at all. That's a considerable problem. An unjustifiable one, we wish to point out...
Disadvantage No.4: Many user login places (min 2, max 3)
How about the need for an extra login to use the invoice transaction, domain and tech support management system? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel web space hosting provider. At times, based on the invoice transaction platform (especially invented for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting corporation is availing of, the keen clients can wind up with 2 additional logins (1: the billing/domain name management user interface; 2: the ticket support platform), ending up with a total of three login places (including cPanel).
Weak Side Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty website hosting CP sections to learn... fast
cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the hosting CP. It's a great idea to memorize each of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them quickly... That's way too impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting suppliers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...