How does cpanel hosting function?
For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based webspace hosting offers on the present-day web hosting market are generated by a quite insubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to annual cash flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web space hosting is a kind of a small-sized business segment, which supplies a huge quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing the very same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the web page hosting offers on the whole site hosting marketplace offer one and the very same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel website hosting prices are alike. Very much alike. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/web space hosting CP option. So, there is just one fact: out of more than 200,000 site hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, note that one...
200,000 "web page hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named
The website hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google reveals to us boil down to just one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web site hosting brand names. Suppose you are simply an average chap who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web site development processes and the web page hosting platforms, which actually power the various domain names and websites . Are you prepared to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web site hosting variant you can opt for? Of course there is, at present there are more than 200k website hosting vendors out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand unique webspace hosting brands all over the world will give you literally the same cPanel site hosting CP and platform, branded in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the variety on the present website hosting market is... Full stop.
The website hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a huge strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel-based web hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably answered most site hosting market requirements. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Aspect Number One: A moronic domain folder setup
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extra attentive not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new 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 erase on the server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed 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. See for yourself how great cPanel's domain name folder arrangement is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is located)
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 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)
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 perplexed? We definitely are!
Drawback Number 2: The very same electronic mail folder system
The e-mail folder arrangement on the server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin chaps firmly increase their belief in God when managing the electronic mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to muck things up too gravely.
Predicament Number Three: A sheer deficiency of domain name administration user interfaces
Do we need to cite the total lack of a contemporary domain name administration user interface - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domains' Whois details, shield the Whois information, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "modern" section at all. That's a big shortcoming. An unpardonable one, we wish to add...
Negative Sign Number Four: Many login locations (minimum two, maximum three)
What about the demand for another login to utilize the invoicing transaction, domain and technical support management system? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based hosting company. Sometimes, depending on the invoicing transaction platform (particularly designed for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting supplier is utilizing, the enthusiastic users can end up with 2 additional logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain management tool; 2: the ticket support user interface), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (including cPanel).
Problem Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty web page hosting CP sections to pick up... promptly
cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a terrific idea to get to know each one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them rapidly... That's excessively impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel hosting corporations:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...