How does cpanel hosting function?
For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel web site hosting offers on the current hosting marketplace are generated by a very insubstantial business segment (when it comes to annual money flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller site hosting is a sort of a small-scale marketing segment, which furnishes a great amount of different web hosting brands, yet providing strictly the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web site hosting offers on the entire webspace hosting market offer the very same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting prices are identical. Very much alike. Giving those who need a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/web space hosting CP option. Thus, there is only a single fact: out of more than 200,000 web site hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "web site hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly labeled
The web space hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us boil down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are only a normal fellow who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the website creation processes and the web site hosting platforms, which actually power the different domains and sites . Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any webspace hosting variant you can decide upon? Of course there is, at present there are more than 200,000 web site hosting corporations out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different site hosting brands all over the world will offer you the very same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the assortment on the current web page hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The webspace hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple math shows that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is an immense stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel website hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably fulfilled all website hosting industry demands. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Side Number 1: A stupid domain name folder arrangement
If you have two or more domain names, however, be extra watchful not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to delete on the hosting server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Discover for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain name folder system 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)
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 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)
Are you becoming perplexed? We doubtlessly are!
Negative Point No.2: The very same mail folder configuration
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is literally the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin blokes firmly reinforce their faith in God when dealing with the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to mess things up too fatally.
Weakness Number 3: An entire deficiency of domain administration tools
Do we have to point out the thorough shortage of a modern domain name manipulation platform - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domain names' Whois info, protect the Whois info, change/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" tool at all. That's a big problem. An inexcusable one, we would like to add...
Predicament Number 4: Numerous user login locations (min 2, maximum three)
What about the necessity for another login to avail of the invoicing, domain name and technical support management platform? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based web page hosting supplier. Now and then, based on the billing system (principally built for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting supplier is making use of, the ardent users can end up with two additional login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name management GUI; 2: the ticket support system), winding up with a total of three user login places (counting cPanel).
Negative Aspect Number 5: 120+ Control Panel menus to grasp... rapidly
cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty departments inside the web space hosting CP. It's a great idea to become familiar with each of them. And you'd better get familiar with them briskly... That's excessively impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting distributors:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...