How does cpanel hosting work?
For your info, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel-based website hosting offers on the contemporary web hosting market are provided by a very insubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to yearly money flow) called reseller hosting. Reseller web space hosting is a kind of a small marketing niche, which supplies a huge quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering literally the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the site hosting offers on the whole web hosting marketplace provide literally the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting prices are identical. Very similar. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other web page hosting platform/web space hosting CP choice. Thus, there is only one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand webspace hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
200,000 "hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely branded
The hosting "variety" and the web page hosting "offerings" Google presents to us come down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Suppose you are just a normal person who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the site development processes and the web site hosting platforms, which actually power the different domain names and web sites . Are you prepared to make your hosting selection? Is there any web page hosting option you can opt for? Of course there is, right now there are more than 200k web page hosting service providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ different site hosting brand names worldwide will give you absolutely the same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the assortment on the contemporary webspace hosting market is... Full stop.
The site hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic shows that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a colossal stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel website hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly answered all web space hosting industry demands. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Problem Number One: An imbecilic domain name folder setup
If you have two or more domain names, though, be extremely careful not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to remove on the web hosting server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Discover for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain folder structure 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 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 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 puzzled? We undeniably are!
Negative Side Number Two: The same electronic mail folder setup
The e-mail folder configuration on the web server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin blokes firmly enhance their faith in God when dealing with the mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to muck things up too severely.
Weak Point Number 3: An entire absence of domain administration menus
Do we have to mention the utter shortage of a contemporary domain name administration GUI - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domains' Whois information, secure the Whois information, change/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not provide such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a considerable disadvantage. An inexcusable one, we want to add...
Negative Sign Number Four: Multiple login locations (minimum two, max 3)
How about the need for an additional login to utilize the invoicing transaction, domain and tech support administration GUI? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based hosting vendor. Now and then, based on the billing transaction tool (particularly designed for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting distributor is using, the ardent users can wind up with 2 additional logins (1: the billing/domain name administration interface; 2: the ticket support platform), ending up with an aggregate of three login locations (including cPanel).
Weakness Number Five: 120+ webspace hosting CP areas to memorize... briskly
cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 sections inside the hosting CP. It's an excellent idea to grasp each and every one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them rapidly... That's way too insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web page hosting suppliers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...