How does cpanel hosting operate?
For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel website hosting offerings on the present-day website hosting market are supplied by a very insignificant business niche (when it comes to yearly money flow) called reseller hosting. Reseller webspace hosting is a sort of a small marketing segment, which furnishes an immense amount of different web hosting brands, yet providing strictly the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web page hosting offers on the whole web page hosting marketplace furnish strictly the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel web page hosting price tags are similar. Very much alike. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other web site hosting platform/web page hosting CP choice. Thus, there is only one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "website hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet diversely branded
The web space hosting "variety" and the web site hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us boil down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Suppose you are simply an average chap who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the website creation procedures and the hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domain names and sites . Are you prepared to make your hosting selection? Is there any web space hosting variant you can settle on? Sure there is, right now there are more than 200k web site hosting suppliers in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand unique web site hosting brands across the world will offer you the same cPanel Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the assortment on the current web page hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The site hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic shows that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a huge stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel-based website hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly satisfied most web page hosting business demands. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weakness No.1: A laughable domain name folder setup
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be very cautious not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to erase on the web server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated 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. Decide for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain folder structure is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is situated)
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 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 name)
Are you getting puzzled? We unquestionably are!
Negative Sign Number 2: The very same mail folder setup
The electronic mail folder configuration on the web hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin guys firmly reinforce their belief in God when handling the mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too severely.
Inconvenience Number Three: An entire absence of domain name administration interfaces
Do we have to refer to the total lack of a modern domain management user interface - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domain names' Whois details, secure the Whois details, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not provide such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a great disadvantage. An unforgettable one, we want to point out...
Drawback Number Four: Many user login places (minimum two, maximum 3)
What about the need for another login to make use of the billing, domain and tech support management software platform? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel web hosting distributor. Now and then, on the basis of the invoicing transaction platform (especially designed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting service provider is using, the devoted clients can end up with two extra login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain name management user interface; 2: the trouble ticket support interface), winding up with an aggregate of three user login places (counting cPanel).
Disadvantage No.5: 120+ hosting Control Panel menus to memorize... quickly
cPanel offers to your attention 120+ sections inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a marvelous idea to grasp each one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them rapidly... That's way too impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting corporations:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...