How does cpanel hosting function?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel website hosting offerings on the present-day website hosting marketplace are provided by a very insignificant business niche (when it comes to yearly money flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller site hosting is a sort of a small business segment, which supplies a big amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying one and the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the web space hosting offers on the entire web hosting market furnish one and the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel web site hosting price tags are identical. Very much alike. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other site hosting platform/webspace hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is just one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, remark that one...
200,000 "web site hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely named
The web hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us boil down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Assume you are only a regular person who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the website making processes and the web page hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domains and web pages . Are you prepared to make your web hosting selection? Is there any webspace hosting option you can opt for? Sure there is, at present there are more than two hundred thousand web space hosting suppliers in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different webspace hosting brand names worldwide will give you absolutely the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the diversity on the present web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The web hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics shows that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a gigantic stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that something like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel-based web space hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and presumably answered most webspace hosting industry requirements. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Aspect No.1: A moronic domain folder system
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be ultra watchful not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to delete on the server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Verify for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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 growing baffled? We absolutely are!
Drawback No.2: The very same e-mail folder configuration
The mail folder configuration on the hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin blokes strongly fortify their belief in God when coping with the email folders on the mail server, hoping not to screw things up too severely.
Weakness Number Three: An absolute absence of domain administration menus
Do we have to cite the absolute shortage of a contemporary domain name management tool - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, change domains' Whois info, secure the Whois information, change/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" interface at all. That's a vast drawback. An unjustifiable one, we would like to add...
Weak Point Number Four: Multiple login locations (minimum 2, max three)
How about the need for an extra login to use the billing, domain name and tech support administration menu? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based hosting company. Now and then, based on the invoicing system (especially intended for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting firm is making use of, the eager customers can end up with 2 additional login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain management section; 2: the trouble ticket support tool), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).
Shortcoming Number Five: More than 120 hosting Control Panel departments to learn... fast
cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ sections inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a great idea to become acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them promptly... That's inordinately impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based hosting suppliers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...