How does cpanel hosting work?
For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel site hosting offers on the contemporary hosting market are furnished by a very insignificant marketing segment (when it comes to annual cash flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller web page hosting is a sort of a small-scale business segment, which furnishes a vast amount of different web hosting brand names, yet providing literally the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the web space hosting offerings on the entire web site hosting marketplace supply one and the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based webspace hosting price tags are identical. Quite similar. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/webspace hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is simply one single fact: out of more than 200k web space hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, mind that one...
200k "web hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed
The web space hosting "variety" and the hosting "offerings" Google presents to us boil down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web page hosting brand names. Assume you are merely an ordinary guy who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the web site making processes and the web space hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domains and sites . Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any web site hosting variant you can select? Sure there is, today there are more than two hundred thousand web page 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 the same cPanel Control Panel and platform, named differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the assortment on the present web page hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The web space hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple arithmetic reveals that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a big stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The pros and cons of the cPanel hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and probably covered all webspace hosting business demands. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Inconvenience Number One: A moronic domain name folder structure
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be very careful not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to remove on the hosting server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Observe for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain 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)
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)
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)
Are you getting nonplussed? We surely are!
Disadvantage Number 2: The very same email folder arrangement
The mail folder configuration on the server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin chaps strongly fortify their faith in God when dealing with the mail folders on the email server, praying not to botch things up too badly.
Predicament Number 3: An absolute shortage of domain name management options
Do we need to mention the thorough absence of a modern domain name management tool - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domains, edit domains' Whois info, protect the Whois information, alter/create name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not provide such a "modern" interface at all. That's a gigantic weakness. An unforgivable one, we want to point out...
Problem No.4: Many login places (min two, maximum three)
How about the necessity for an extra login to use the invoice transaction, domain and technical support administration software? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel web site hosting corporation. Now and then, on the basis of the billing transaction tool (particularly designed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting company is availing of, the enthusiastic clients can end up with 2 additional login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain name administration software solution; 2: the trouble ticket support platform), winding up with an aggregate of three login places (including cPanel).
Negative Side Number Five: 120+ web space hosting Control Panel departments to pick up... swiftly
cPanel offers to your attention more than a hundred and twenty departments inside the webspace hosting CP. It's a fantastic idea to learn each of them. And you'd better grasp them fast... That's extremely insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web space hosting distributors:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...