How does cpanel hosting work?
For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel site hosting offerings on today's web hosting marketplace are supplied by a very insubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to annual money flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller site hosting is a kind of a small-scale marketing niche, which supplies an enormous amount of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing one and the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web space hosting offers on the entire website hosting marketplace furnish literally the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel webspace hosting prices are similar. Quite similar. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other webspace hosting platform/web space hosting CP choice. So, there is merely a single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
200k "web hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely dubbed
The web site hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us boil down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web page hosting brand names. Imagine you are merely a regular person who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the website making processes and the web space hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domain names and sites . Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any web site hosting variant you can choose? Of course there is, at present there are more than two hundred thousand web site hosting vendors out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ different webspace hosting brands in the world will give you strictly the same cPanel webspace hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the variety on the current web site hosting market is... Full stop.
The website hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics reveals that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a huge stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel-based web page hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and presumably met all web page hosting market preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Drawback Number 1: An imbecilic domain folder system
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extremely careful not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to erase on the web hosting server, because they all are situated 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 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. Determine for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain folder system 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 growing perplexed? We absolutely are!
Shortcoming No.2: The very same e-mail folder structure
The mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The admin chaps strongly strengthen their faith in God when managing the e-mail folders on the mail server, praying not to bungle things up too fatally.
Disadvantage No.3: A total absence of domain administration menus
Do we have to cite the thorough deficiency of a contemporary domain name administration menu - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domains' Whois info, shield the Whois information, change/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not provide such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a vast inconvenience. An unforgettable one, we want to point out...
Predicament Number Four: Many login places (minimum two, max three)
What about the necessity for an additional login to avail of the invoicing transaction, domain and tech support management software platform? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based web site hosting provider. Sometimes, based on the billing system (particularly designed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting distributor is utilizing, the avid users can wind up with two extra logins (1: the billing/domain administration tool; 2: the ticket support user interface), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login places (including cPanel).
Predicament No.5: More than 120 web site hosting Control Panel menus to grasp... fast
cPanel offers to your attention 120+ departments inside the site hosting Control Panel. It's a glorious idea to learn each and every one of them. And you'd better grasp them promptly... That's inordinately impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web site hosting vendors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...