How does cpanel web hosting function?
For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based web hosting offers on the current site hosting marketplace are generated by a quite unsubstantial business niche (when it comes to annual money flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-size marketing segment, which supplies a great number of different web hosting brand names, yet offering absolutely the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offers on the whole web site hosting marketplace supply one and the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel web page hosting prices are identical. Quite similar. Giving those who need a top web hosting service practically no other web space hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is merely a single fact: out of more than 200,000 web space hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "webspace hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed
The web page hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us come down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Imagine you are just an average person who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the web site creation procedures and the site hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domain names and websites . Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any web site hosting option you can select? Of course there is, at the moment there are more than 200,000 web page hosting distributors in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ different site hosting brand names worldwide will give you absolutely the same cPanel webspace hosting CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the assortment on the present-day web page hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a big stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that something like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel web space hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly covered all web hosting business preconditions. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Predicament Number One: A moronic domain name folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extra careful not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to remove on the web server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain 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 domain names, please. Decide for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain name 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 name)
public_html/my-third-domain.com (an add-on domain name)
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 getting bewildered? We surely are!
Weak Point Number Two: The same email folder system
The e-mail folder arrangement on the web server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin chums strongly fortify their belief in God when dealing with the email folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to mess things up too gravely.
Weakness No.3: An utter shortage of domain name manipulation interfaces
Do we have to mention the entire deficiency of a contemporary domain manipulation tool - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domains' Whois info, shield the Whois details, edit/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a vast inconvenience. An unforgettable one, we want to point out...
Negative Side Number 4: Multiple login places (min 2, max 3)
What about the need for an extra login to avail of the invoicing, domain name and technical support administration system? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based webspace hosting vendor. Sometimes, on the basis of the billing transaction system (particularly built for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting distributor is making use of, the enthusiastic clients can wind up with 2 extra logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain management interface; 2: the ticket support software solution), ending up with a total of three login locations (including cPanel).
Negative Side Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty web space hosting CP sections to get to know... swiftly
cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ sections inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a terrific idea to pick up each one of them. And you'd better learn them quickly... That's very impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web hosting service providers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...