How does cpanel hosting work?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based hosting offerings on the present-day web space hosting marketplace are provided by a very insignificant marketing niche (when it comes to annual money flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-size marketing niche, which furnishes a vast number of different web hosting brand names, yet offering one and the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the webspace hosting offerings on the entire web space hosting market furnish one and the very same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting prices are similar. Quite similar. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is merely one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web site hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, remark that one...
200k "web hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named
The site hosting "variety" and the web page hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us come down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different site hosting trademarked names. Assume you are simply a regular bloke who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the site making processes and the webspace hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domains and websites . Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any site hosting variant you can choose? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than two hundred thousand web page hosting distributors out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ unique website hosting brands worldwide will give you strictly the same cPanel webspace hosting Control Panel and platform, named differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the assortment on the current web page hosting market is... Period.
The website hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple math demonstrates that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a colossal strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel-based web page hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and presumably answered all web site hosting business requirements. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Problem No.1: An idiotic domain folder setup
If you have two or more domain names, though, be ultra cautious not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to remove on the hosting server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite 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. Decide for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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)
Are you becoming baffled? We undeniably are!
Downside Number 2: The very same e-mail folder system
The email folder configuration on the hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The admin boys strongly reinforce their belief in God when tackling the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to mess things up too seriously.
Problem Number 3: An absolute shortage of domain name manipulation GUIs
Do we need to cite the absolute shortage of a modern domain manipulation tool - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domains, edit domain names' Whois information, shield the Whois information, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not contain such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a mammoth drawback. An unforgivable one, we wish to point out...
Inconvenience Number Four: Multiple user login places (min two, max 3)
How about the necessity for another login to utilize the invoicing, domain and tech support administration software? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based website hosting distributor. Sometimes, on the basis of the billing transaction system (principally built for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting distributor is using, the eager customers can end up with 2 extra logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name management software; 2: the trouble ticket support section), winding up with a total of three login places (counting cPanel).
Negative Side No.5: 120+ web space hosting Control Panel departments to learn... fast
cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the web site hosting Control Panel. It's a wonderful idea to get acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better get to know them rapidly... That's very impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based webspace hosting service providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...