How does cpanel hosting work?
For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based web page hosting offers on the contemporary hosting marketplace are furnished by a very inconsiderable business segment (when it comes to annual capital flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-size business niche, which provides a vast number of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering the very same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the hosting offerings on the entire web page hosting marketplace offer exactly the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel webspace hosting price tags are identical. Very much alike. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other hosting platform/web page hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is just 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 percent! Less than two percent, mark that one...
200,000 "website hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet differently named
The hosting "variety" and the webspace hosting "offers" Google reveals to us come down to just one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web site hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are only an ordinary guy who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the website creation processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the different domains and web pages . Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any site hosting option you can select? Sure there is, right now there are more than 200k webspace hosting suppliers in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ unique web space hosting brands across the world will give you absolutely the same cPanel web space hosting Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the variety on the current web page hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The website hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple math reveals that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a big stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel web space hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and perhaps covered most webspace hosting business preconditions. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Aspect Number 1: A laughable domain folder setup
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extra watchful not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to remove on the server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide for yourself how great cPanel's domain name folder system 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 name)
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 growing perplexed? We clearly are!
Drawback Number 2: The very same email folder setup
The e-mail folder configuration on the web hosting server is literally the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes firmly enhance their faith in God when coping with the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to screw things up too seriously.
Inconvenience Number 3: A complete shortage of domain name manipulation tools
Do we need to bring up the total deficiency of a modern domain name administration platform - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domain names' Whois details, secure the Whois info, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not provide such a "modern" interface at all. That's a mammoth inconvenience. An unjustifiable one, we would like to point out...
Shortcoming No.4: Numerous login places (minimum 2, maximum three)
What about the need for another login to access the billing transaction, domain name and tech support administration platform? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel site hosting provider. Now and then, on the basis of the billing tool (especially meant for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting distributor is availing of, the earnest customers can end up with 2 additional login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name management software solution; 2: the ticket support interface), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login places (including cPanel).
Weakness No.5: More than a hundred and twenty web site hosting CP areas to become familiar with... rapidly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the web site hosting CP. It's a glorious idea to become acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them rapidly... That's extremely impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel site hosting suppliers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...