How does cpanel hosting work?
For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel web space hosting offers on today's web site hosting market are provided by a very insubstantial marketing segment (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) called reseller hosting. Reseller site hosting is a sort of a small-scale marketing niche, which supplies a huge number of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing the very same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offers on the whole site hosting marketplace supply the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based web page hosting price tags are identical. Very much alike. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other site hosting platform/web space hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is merely a single fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "web page hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely named
The web hosting "variety" and the web page hosting "offerings" Google presents to us boil down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are only an average person who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the site creation procedures and the site hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domains and web portals . Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any hosting option you can select? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting service providers in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand different site hosting brand names around the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the variety on today's hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The web space hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics shows that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting company is an enormous strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel web space hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and probably covered all hosting business preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weak Point Number One: A ludicrous domain name folder configuration
If you have two or more domain names, though, be extremely careful not to remove fully 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 very easy to remove on the web server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Verify for yourself how great cPanel's domain folder configuration 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)
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 confused? We absolutely are!
Problem No.2: The same mail folder arrangement
The mail folder configuration on the web server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin boys strongly strengthen their belief in God when coping with the e-mail folders on the mail server, praying not to muck things up too harshly.
Shortcoming No.3: A total lack of domain name manipulation menus
Do we have to refer to the utter absence of a contemporary domain management GUI - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, edit domain names' Whois info, protect the Whois details, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not offer such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's an enormous disadvantage. An unforgivable one, we would like to add...
Negative Aspect No.4: Many login places (minimum 2, maximum 3)
How about the need for an additional login to utilize the invoicing, domain name and technical support administration platform? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel webspace hosting company. Now and then, depending on the invoicing platform (especially intended for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting service provider is using, the zealous clients can end up with two additional login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain administration tool; 2: the trouble ticket support tool), ending up with an aggregate of three user login places (including cPanel).
Inconvenience Number 5: More than 120 website hosting Control Panel sections to become acquainted with... rapidly
cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the web page hosting CP. It's a terrific idea to pick up each and every one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them swiftly... That's way too impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web site hosting companies:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...