How does cpanel hosting operate?
For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based web space hosting offerings on the contemporary web hosting market are generated by a quite insignificant marketing niche (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller webspace hosting is a sort of a small marketing segment, which supplies a great amount of different web hosting brands, yet providing absolutely the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the webspace hosting offers on the whole web site hosting market offer the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel web page hosting prices are identical. Very identical. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other hosting platform/website hosting CP choice. Thus, there is just a single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, remark that one...
200,000 "web space hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet diversely dubbed
The webspace hosting "variety" and the web site hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us come down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different webspace hosting trademarked names. Assume you are simply a regular fellow who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the website development procedures and the webspace hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domain names and sites . Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web space hosting variant you can pick? Of course there is, at the moment there are more than 200k webspace hosting firms in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand unique web site hosting brand names across the world will offer you literally the same cPanel site hosting CP and platform, branded differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the variety on the current web hosting marketplace is... Period.
The web hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a huge strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel web hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly covered all web site hosting business prerequisites. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Side Number 1: A ludicrous domain folder system
If you have two or more domains, however, be ultra attentive not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next 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 server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Check for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain name folder configuration 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 confused? We positively are!
Predicament Number 2: The very same electronic mail folder structure
The mail folder configuration on the web hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin boys strongly increase their faith in God when tackling the electronic mail folders on the email server, praying not to bungle things up too badly.
Shortcoming Number Three: An absolute shortage of domain name administration GUIs
Do we need to mention the total deficiency of a contemporary domain management menu - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domains' Whois information, secure the Whois details, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not contain such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a vast problem. An unforgettable one, we wish to point out...
Weak Point Number Four: Multiple user login locations (min 2, maximum three)
What about the demand for an additional login to access the billing, domain name and tech support administration section? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based web hosting distributor. At times, based on the billing transaction tool (principally made for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting distributor is using, the earnest users can wind up with 2 extra login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain management menu; 2: the ticket support GUI), ending up with a total of 3 user login locations (counting cPanel).
Weakness Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting CP areas to learn... fast
cPanel offers to your attention more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the web page hosting CP. It's a remarkable idea to memorize each of them. And you'd better learn them fast... That's way too arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web site hosting suppliers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...