How does cpanel website hosting function?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based webspace hosting offers on today's web page hosting market are provided by a quite inconsiderable marketing niche (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) called reseller hosting. Reseller web page hosting is a sort of a small-size business segment, which generates a big quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying exactly the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the webspace hosting offers on the entire website hosting marketplace provide strictly the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel webspace hosting price tags are similar. Very much alike. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/web space hosting CP option. Thus, there is merely a single fact: out of more than 200,000 web space hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...
200k "web page hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly labeled
The webspace hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us boil down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web space hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are simply a normal bloke who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the site creation procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the various domain names and web sites . Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any web space hosting variant you can choose? Sure there is, now there are more than two hundred thousand web space hosting distributors out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ unique webspace hosting brands all over the world will give you strictly the same cPanel web page hosting Control Panel and platform, named differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the diversity on the current hosting market is... Full stop.
The web page hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple math demonstrates that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a great stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel-based web page hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and presumably met all website hosting market preconditions. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Aspect No.1: A ludicrous domain folder arrangement
If you have two or more domains, though, be very careful not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to delete on the web server, because they all are placed 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 name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Discover for yourself how good cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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)
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 baffled? We definitely are!
Negative Side Number Two: The very same electronic mail folder setup
The email folder arrangement on the web server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The admin guys firmly enhance their belief in God when coping with the e-mail folders on the mail server, praying not to screw things up too severely.
Inconvenience Number 3: A complete lack of domain name administration interfaces
Do we have to point out the utter deficiency of a modern domain name manipulation user interface - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domains, modify domains' Whois info, secure the Whois information, change/create name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a gigantic shortcoming. An unforgivable one, we wish to point out...
Negative Aspect Number Four: Numerous user login locations (minimum 2, maximum three)
How about the need for another login to utilize the invoice transaction, domain and technical support administration user interface? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel web site hosting supplier. At times, based on the invoice transaction tool (especially created for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting distributor is availing of, the keen customers can wind up with 2 extra logins (1: the billing transaction/domain administration software; 2: the ticket support system), ending up with a total of three login places (counting cPanel).
Negative Side Number 5: 120+ CP departments to get to know... swiftly
cPanel offers to your attention 120+ areas inside the Control Panel. It's a great idea to get to know each and every one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them fast... That's excessively impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web page hosting companies:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...