How does cpanel web hosting operate?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel hosting offers on the contemporary web page hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite inconsiderable business segment (as far as annual money flow is concerned) called hosting reseller. Reseller hosting is a kind of a small-size marketing segment, which furnishes an enormous amount of different web hosting brand names, yet offering strictly the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98% of the web hosting offerings on the entire web page hosting market provide literally the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel website hosting prices are identical. Quite identical. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/web space hosting CP option. So, there is simply a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, mind that one...
200k "hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely labeled
The hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us boil down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web space hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are only a normal person who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the web page creation procedures and the webspace hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domains and web portals . Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any web space hosting alternative you can select? Of course there is, today there are more than 200k web hosting corporations out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ different site hosting brand names in the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the assortment on the present-day webspace hosting market is... Period.
The web space hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics shows that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is an enormous strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The pros and cons of the cPanel-based web page hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and probably satisfied most hosting market prerequisites. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weak Point Number 1: An idiotic domain name folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be very watchful not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent 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 remove on the hosting server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. See for yourself how good cPanel's domain name folder configuration 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 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 growing baffled? We positively are!
Negative Side Number Two: The same electronic mail folder system
The mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin chaps strongly increase their belief in God when dealing with the electronic mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too harshly.
Problem Number 3: An absolute deficiency of domain name manipulation tools
Do we need to point out the sheer shortage of a modern domain administration GUI - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domains, change domain names' Whois details, shield the Whois information, modify/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not provide such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a considerable drawback. An unforgivable one, we would like to add...
Negative Sign Number Four: Numerous login places (min 2, maximum 3)
What about the demand for another login to avail of the invoicing, domain name and tech support administration platform? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel web page hosting corporation. At times, depending on the billing transaction system (particularly devised for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting vendor is availing of, the earnest customers can wind up with two additional login places (1: the billing transaction/domain administration software; 2: the trouble ticket support interface), ending up with an aggregate of 3 user login places (including cPanel).
Negative Aspect Number Five: More than 120 webspace hosting Control Panel sections to grasp... promptly
cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty areas inside the web hosting CP. It's a fine idea to pick up each of them. And you'd better memorize them quickly... That's very impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting vendors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...