How does cpanel hosting operate?
For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel-based hosting offerings on today's web site hosting marketplace are provided by a quite unsubstantial marketing niche (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller web space hosting is a sort of a small-sized business niche, which generates a big quantity of different web hosting brands, yet offering precisely the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98% of the web hosting offers on the whole web page hosting marketplace provide strictly the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel web space hosting price tags are alike. Quite similar. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/website hosting CP choice. Thus, there is merely one fact: out of more than 200,000 web space hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
200k "website hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet differently labeled
The web site hosting "diversity" and the web space hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us boil down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web space hosting brand names. Imagine you are simply an average bloke who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the web page development processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domain names and web pages . Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any webspace hosting option you can pick? Sure there is, today there are more than 200k web site hosting corporations out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ different web page hosting brands in the world will give you exactly the same cPanel web space hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the variety on the contemporary web page hosting market is... Full stop.
The webspace hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics shows that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is an enormous strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel-based web hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and presumably answered most hosting business requirements. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Side No.1: A stupid domain name folder setup
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extra attentive not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to delete on the web server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular 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. Decide for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain name folder configuration 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 name)
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 becoming baffled? We absolutely are!
Drawback No.2: The very same mail folder arrangement
The e-mail folder configuration on the hosting server is literally the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin guys strongly enhance their belief in God when dealing with the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to muck things up too gravely.
Predicament No.3: A total shortage of domain management user interfaces
Do we need to bring up the utter shortage of a contemporary domain manipulation user interface - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domain names' Whois details, protect the Whois details, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "modern" GUI at all. That's a gigantic problem. An inexcusable one, we would like to point out...
Negative Sign No.4: Multiple login places (min two, maximum three)
What about the necessity for another login to access the invoicing, domain and tech support management software solution? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel website hosting firm. Now and then, on the basis of the invoice transaction system (especially invented for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting vendor is utilizing, the earnest customers can end up with 2 additional logins (1: the billing/domain management software; 2: the ticket support menu), ending up with an aggregate of three user login locations (including cPanel).
Disadvantage Number 5: 120+ web site hosting Control Panel areas to memorize... promptly
cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ sections inside the webspace hosting CP. It's a fine idea to get familiar with each of them. And you'd better grasp them fast... That's quite impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web page hosting vendors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...