How does cpanel web hosting function?
For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel-based website hosting offerings on the contemporary hosting market are supplied by a very unsubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to yearly money flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web page hosting is a sort of a small-size business niche, which furnishes a big quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet providing precisely the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the whole web page hosting marketplace provide one and the very same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based hosting price tags are alike. Quite identical. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other site hosting platform/web site hosting Control Panel option. So, there is merely one fact: out of more than 200,000 webspace hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, mark that one...
200,000 "web site hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely branded
The website hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us come down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are only an ordinary person who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the web site making processes and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domain names and online portals . Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any web hosting variant you can choose? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than 200k website hosting vendors in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand different hosting brands across the world will offer you literally the same cPanel web page hosting CP and platform, branded in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the assortment on today's web space hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The web page hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics reveals that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a huge strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly answered all web site hosting industry preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Aspect Number One: A stupid domain name folder system
If you have two or more domains, however, be extra attentive 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 domain names are very easy to erase on the web server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous 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 delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Verify for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain folder setup 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)
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 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 getting puzzled? We certainly are!
Downside No.2: The same email folder arrangement
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is literally the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin guys firmly enhance their belief in God when managing the e-mail folders on the email server, hoping not to screw things up too severely.
Weak Side No.3: A complete deficiency of domain management user interfaces
Do we have to bring up the complete deficiency of a contemporary domain manipulation GUI - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, edit domain names' Whois details, protect the Whois info, modify/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" interface at all. That's a big inconvenience. An inexcusable one, we want to point out...
Problem No.4: Numerous login places (minimum two, max three)
What about the need for an extra login to utilize the invoice transaction, domain name and tech support administration menu? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based webspace hosting supplier. At times, depending on the billing transaction system (principally built for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting service provider is making use of, the ardent users can wind up with 2 additional login places (1: the invoicing/domain management GUI; 2: the trouble ticket support interface), winding up with an aggregate of three login places (counting cPanel).
Negative Side Number 5: More than 120 web page hosting CP areas to memorize... quickly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than 120 sections inside the web page hosting CP. It's a glorious idea to pick up each and every one of them. And you'd better memorize them briskly... That's quite arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel site hosting suppliers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...