How does cpanel hosting work?
For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel-based web space hosting offers on the present-day web page hosting marketplace are generated by a quite insubstantial business niche (when it comes to yearly money flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller webspace hosting is a type of a small-scale marketing segment, which generates a great number of different web hosting brand names, yet offering exactly the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the site hosting offers on the entire hosting marketplace provide one and the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel web space hosting price tags are identical. Very identical. Giving those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other web page hosting platform/site hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is just a single fact: out of more than 200k webspace hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "site hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely branded
The web site hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google presents to us come down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are just a regular bloke who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the site development procedures and the web site hosting platforms, which actually power the different domain names and online portals . Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any webspace hosting variant you can select? Sure there is, at the moment there are more than 200,000 hosting companies in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ unique web page hosting brands in the world will offer you the same cPanel 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 present web hosting market is... Full stop.
The web hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics shows that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a gigantic stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel web space hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and probably answered most webspace hosting business preconditions. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Sign No.1: A foolish domain name folder structure
If you have two or more domains, however, be ultra careful not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to remove on the web hosting server, because 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 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. Examine for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain name folder setup 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 name)
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 becoming nonplussed? We unquestionably are!
Weak Side Number Two: The same e-mail folder structure
The electronic mail folder configuration on the web hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin guys strongly fortify their faith in God when handling the mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to botch things up too seriously.
Weakness No.3: An utter lack of domain name manipulation sections
Do we have to bring up the entire deficiency of a contemporary domain name management GUI - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domain names' Whois information, protect the Whois info, change/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not include such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a great shortcoming. An unjustifiable one, we wish to add...
Downside No.4: Multiple login locations (min 2, max 3)
What about the demand for another login to use the invoicing, domain and tech support administration software platform? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based site hosting distributor. Now and then, on the basis of the billing transaction system (especially developed for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting firm is availing of, the devoted customers can wind up with two additional login locations (1: the billing/domain management menu; 2: the trouble ticket support section), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login places (including cPanel).
Drawback Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty web page hosting CP areas to grasp... briskly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 sections inside the web site hosting Control Panel. It's a superb idea to memorize each one of them. And you'd better pick them up briskly... That's very insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel hosting companies:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...