How does cpanel hosting work?
For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based hosting offerings on the contemporary web space hosting market are generated by a quite insubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to annual cash flow) called reseller hosting. Reseller site hosting is a sort of a small-size business niche, which generates a vast amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing exactly the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the site hosting offers on the entire web site hosting marketplace provide the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel hosting price tags are similar. Quite identical. Giving those who need a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is just one fact: out of more than 200,000 web site hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2%, remark that one...
200,000 "web space hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named
The web site hosting "diversity" and the webspace hosting "offers" Google presents to us boil down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are only a normal person who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the site making processes and the web space hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domain names and web portals . Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any webspace hosting option you can opt for? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting suppliers in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ different web hosting brands all over the world will give you exactly the same cPanel web site hosting Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the variety on today's web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The web site hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple math shows that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a huge strike 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 positive and negative aspects of the cPanel-based web space hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and probably satisfied all web space hosting business demands. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Side Number One: A stupid domain folder configuration
If you have two or more domains, however, be extremely watchful not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). 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 name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Check for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain 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 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)
Are you becoming baffled? We definitely are!
Inconvenience No.2: The same email folder setup
The e-mail folder configuration on the server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Making the same error twice?!? The admin guys firmly reinforce their faith in God when dealing with the electronic mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to botch things up too badly.
Problem Number Three: An entire shortage of domain name administration interfaces
Do we need to bring up the complete absence of a modern domain management interface - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, alter domain names' Whois information, protect the Whois information, edit/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not provide such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a major predicament. An unforgivable one, we want to point out...
Negative Sign No.4: Numerous user login places (minimum two, maximum 3)
How about the need for an additional login to utilize the billing transaction, domain and tech support management platform? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel webspace hosting corporation. Occasionally, based on the billing tool (principally meant for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting supplier is using, the avid clients can wind up with 2 extra login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain management interface; 2: the trouble ticket support interface), winding up with a total of three login locations (including cPanel).
Predicament Number 5: More than 120 hosting CP departments to get to know... promptly
cPanel offers to your attention more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the webspace hosting CP. It's a wonderful idea to become acquainted with each of them. And you'd better get familiar with them briskly... That's quite impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web space hosting distributors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...