How does cpanel hosting operate?
For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel hosting offers on the present-day site hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite inconsiderable marketing segment (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) named reseller hosting. Reseller web page hosting is a type of a small-sized business niche, which supplies a huge number of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying literally the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offerings on the whole web space hosting market supply literally the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based web page hosting prices are identical. Quite similar. Giving those who require a top web hosting service almost no other site hosting platform/site hosting Control Panel option. So, there is merely one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web page hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...
200,000 "site hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet diversely labeled
The web site hosting "variety" and the web site hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us come down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are only a regular guy who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the site making procedures and the hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domain names and online portals . Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any site hosting option you can settle on? Sure there is, these days there are more than 200,000 site hosting corporations out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ unique site hosting brand names around the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, branded differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the diversity on today's web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The site hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a gigantic stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that an event like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The pros and cons of the cPanel web site hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably covered all webspace hosting industry preconditions. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weakness Number 1: An idiotic domain folder configuration
If you have two or more domains, though, be ultra watchful not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to remove on the web server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide for yourself how great cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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)
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)
Are you becoming perplexed? We surely are!
Negative Aspect Number Two: The very same email folder configuration
The mail folder structure on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin boys firmly increase their belief in God when tackling the electronic mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too irreparably.
Shortcoming Number Three: An absolute absence of domain administration options
Do we need to mention the entire deficiency of a modern domain administration GUI - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domains, edit domains' Whois info, secure the Whois information, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not contain such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a great downside. An unjustifiable one, we want to add...
Predicament Number Four: Many user login locations (min 2, maximum 3)
What about the demand for an additional login to access the invoicing transaction, domain name and tech support management platform? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based web site hosting supplier. Sometimes, on the basis of the invoicing transaction tool (particularly invented for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting provider is using, the avid clients can wind up with 2 additional logins (1: the invoicing/domain name administration section; 2: the trouble ticket support software), ending up with a total of three login locations (counting cPanel).
Negative Aspect Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty hosting CP departments to learn... swiftly
cPanel presents for your consideration 120+ departments inside the hosting Control Panel. It's a remarkable idea to learn each of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them swiftly... That's quite insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...