How does cpanel hosting function?
For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel web site hosting offerings on the current website hosting market are generated by a very inconsiderable marketing niche (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) named hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-sized business niche, which furnishes a huge number of different web hosting brands, yet supplying the very same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98% of the hosting offerings on the entire hosting marketplace offer the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based site hosting price tags are identical. Very similar. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/web hosting CP alternative. So, there is merely one single fact: out of more than 200,000 web site hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, mark that one...
200,000 "web hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly branded
The web space hosting "diversity" and the web space hosting "offers" Google shows to us come down to just one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different webspace hosting brand names. Suppose you are merely an average person who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the website development processes and the web page hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domains and web sites . Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any web hosting option you can opt for? Of course there is, as of now there are more than two hundred thousand site hosting providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand unique web hosting brand names across the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel site hosting CP and platform, labeled in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the variety on the present-day webspace hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The web space hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple math reveals that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a huge stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel web site hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly answered all web page hosting business preconditions. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Predicament Number 1: A dumb domain name folder system
If you have two or more domain names, however, be ultra careful not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to erase on the web server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated 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. Discover for yourself how good cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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)
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 getting puzzled? We doubtlessly are!
Negative Aspect No.2: The very same electronic mail folder arrangement
The electronic mail folder configuration on the web hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin guys strongly reinforce their faith in God when tackling the mail folders on the email server, hoping not to bungle things up too harshly.
Weakness No.3: An absolute deficiency of domain manipulation GUIs
Do we have to mention the entire absence of a modern domain management menu - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domains, modify domains' Whois details, secure the Whois information, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's an immense downside. An unpardonable one, we wish to add...
Inconvenience No.4: Numerous login places (min 2, max three)
How about the necessity for an extra login to utilize the invoicing, domain name and technical support management interface? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel web hosting service provider. At times, depending on the invoicing tool (particularly tailored for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting vendor is using, the avid clients can wind up with two additional logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name administration menu; 2: the trouble ticket support software solution), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).
Shortcoming Number Five: 120+ site hosting CP sections to get acquainted with... briskly
cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ sections inside the web site hosting CP. It's a terrific idea to memorize each of them. And you'd better get familiar with them quickly... That's inordinately impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based hosting service providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...