How does cpanel hosting operate?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based website hosting offers on the present web page hosting marketplace are generated by a quite inconsiderable marketing niche (when it comes to yearly money flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller web site hosting is a kind of a small marketing segment, which generates an enormous quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing precisely the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web page hosting offerings on the whole website hosting market provide exactly the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel web site hosting prices are identical. Very much alike. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is simply a single fact: out of more than 200k hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed
The web space hosting "diversity" and the web space hosting "offers" Google reveals to us boil down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web space hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are just a normal guy who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web site creation processes and the webspace hosting platforms, which actually power the different domains and online portals . Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any web hosting option you can pick? Of course there is, at the moment there are more than 200k website hosting corporations in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ different webspace hosting brand names across the world will give you absolutely the same cPanel web site hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the diversity on the current site hosting market is... Full stop.
The web space hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math shows that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a huge stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel web space hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly met all web space hosting industry prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Drawback No.1: A ludicrous domain name folder setup
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extra watchful not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to erase on the hosting server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular 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 try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Observe for yourself how good cPanel's domain name folder setup is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is placed)
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 name)
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 name)
Are you becoming nonplussed? We undoubtedly are!
Weak Point No.2: The very same email folder system
The e-mail folder structure on the server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Making the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin guys strongly enhance their faith in God when dealing with the e-mail folders on the mail server, praying not to botch things up too seriously.
Weak Point Number 3: A complete shortage of domain management options
Do we have to cite the complete absence of a modern domain name administration platform - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domain names, change domain names' Whois details, shield the Whois details, change/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not offer such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a huge drawback. An unpardonable one, we would like to point out...
Downside Number 4: Many user login places (min two, maximum 3)
How about the necessity for an extra login to utilize the invoicing, domain name and tech support management platform? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based webspace hosting vendor. At times, depending on the invoicing system (principally designed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting company is utilizing, the earnest customers can wind up with two extra login places (1: the billing/domain name administration interface; 2: the trouble ticket support section), winding up with a total of three login places (including cPanel).
Predicament Number Five: More than 120 webspace hosting Control Panel areas to memorize... swiftly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty areas inside the Control Panel. It's a great idea to grasp each of them. And you'd better get to know them swiftly... That's way too arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web space hosting providers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...