How does cpanel hosting function?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based web site hosting offerings on the present-day website hosting market are provided by a very insubstantial marketing niche (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) named reseller hosting. Reseller web page hosting is a kind of a small-size marketing segment, which generates a huge amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying exactly the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offerings on the entire site hosting marketplace supply precisely the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel website hosting prices are alike. Quite similar. Giving those who require a top web hosting service practically no other web space hosting platform/web site hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is just one single fact: out of more than 200,000 web site hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
200k "web page hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named
The web site hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us come down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web space hosting brand names. Imagine you are just a normal chap who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the site development processes and the site hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domain names and websites . Are you prepared to make your web hosting selection? Is there any webspace hosting variant you can pick? Sure there is, right now there are more than 200k web site hosting vendors in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ different website hosting brand names across the world will give you literally the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the assortment on the present website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The site hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic shows that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a gigantic stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel web space hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably covered all site hosting industry prerequisites. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Side Number 1: A ludicrous domain name folder system
If you have two or more domains, however, be ultra watchful not to erase completely 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). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to delete on the hosting server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Observe for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain folder setup is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is placed)
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 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 name)
Are you becoming confused? We surely are!
Drawback No.2: The same mail folder arrangement
The e-mail folder configuration on the server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The admin boys firmly fortify their belief in God when tackling the electronic mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to mess things up too gravely.
Problem Number Three: An utter absence of domain name management menus
Do we need to cite the complete absence of a contemporary domain name manipulation GUI - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, change domain names' Whois details, secure the Whois info, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not provide such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a big predicament. An unforgettable one, we wish to add...
Problem Number 4: Many user login locations (minimum two, max 3)
What about the demand for another login to utilize the invoice transaction, domain name and tech support administration system? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel web page hosting corporation. At times, based on the invoicing system (principally intended for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting company is making use of, the enthusiastic users can wind up with two additional login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain administration software; 2: the trouble ticket support interface), winding up with an aggregate of 3 user login locations (including cPanel).
Drawback No.5: More than 120 web page hosting Control Panel menus to become acquainted with... briskly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the web site hosting CP. It's a fabulous idea to pick up each one of them. And you'd better memorize them briskly... That's inordinately impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting distributors:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...