How does cpanel hosting work?
For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based web page hosting offers on the contemporary hosting marketplace are generated by a quite unsubstantial business segment (when it comes to annual capital flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller webspace hosting is a type of a small-scale business segment, which generates an immense number of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying absolutely the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the whole hosting market provide strictly the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based web site hosting price tags are alike. Very similar. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other web space hosting platform/web space hosting CP option. So, there is only one fact: out of more than 200,000 web page hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, note that one...
200k "web space hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet differently named
The web hosting "diversity" and the site hosting "offerings" Google presents to us come down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web site hosting brand names. Assume you are merely a normal guy who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web site creation procedures and the web site hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domain names and websites . Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any web hosting alternative you can select? Of course there is, these days there are more than 200,000 site hosting providers out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different site hosting brand names around the world will give you precisely the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, labeled differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the assortment on the contemporary site hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The web page hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is an enormous stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel webspace hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly fulfilled all site hosting market requirements. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Drawback Number 1: A dumb domain folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extremely cautious not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to delete on the web hosting server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Check for yourself how wonderful 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 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 getting confused? We unquestionably are!
Shortcoming Number 2: The very same mail folder configuration
The e-mail folder configuration on the server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin guys strongly strengthen their faith in God when handling the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to botch things up too fatally.
Negative Sign Number Three: An absolute shortage of domain administration sections
Do we need to bring up the sheer absence of a modern domain name administration user interface - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domain names, change domains' Whois info, protect the Whois information, modify/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not include such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a colossal downside. An unjustifiable one, we wish to point out...
Negative Side Number Four: Multiple login locations (min two, max three)
What about the need for another login to use the billing transaction, domain name and technical support management software platform? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel web hosting company. Occasionally, on the basis of the billing transaction platform (principally made for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting company is making use of, the earnest customers can wind up with two extra login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain administration software platform; 2: the ticket support tool), winding up with an aggregate of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).
Drawback No.5: More than 120 webspace hosting Control Panel departments to memorize... briskly
cPanel presents for your consideration 120+ areas inside the webspace hosting Control Panel. It's a great idea to memorize each of them. And you'd better become familiar with them rapidly... That's inordinately impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web site hosting distributors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...