How does cpanel web hosting work?
For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel webspace hosting offers on the present-day hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite unsubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to yearly cash flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-size marketing niche, which generates a huge amount of different web hosting brand names, yet providing absolutely the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offers on the whole web space hosting market supply one and the very same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel web site hosting prices are similar. Quite similar. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service practically no other hosting platform/web page hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is just one single fact: out of more than 200k webspace hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, mark that one...
200,000 "web space hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet diversely named
The web space hosting "diversity" and the webspace hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us come down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web site hosting brand names. Suppose you are simply a regular guy who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the web page creation processes and the hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domain names and web sites . Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any website hosting variant you can opt for? Sure there is, today there are more than two hundred thousand webspace hosting corporations out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different webspace hosting brands worldwide will offer you absolutely the same cPanel webspace hosting CP and platform, labeled differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the variety on the present web space hosting market is... Full stop.
The hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a colossal stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel-based site hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and perhaps satisfied all website hosting business prerequisites. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weakness No.1: A foolish domain name folder setup
If you have two or more domain names, though, be very careful not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to delete on the web hosting server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Observe for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain name folder system 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 name)
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 getting disorientated? We unquestionably are!
Problem Number Two: The very same email folder arrangement
The email folder arrangement on the web hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The admin chaps strongly strengthen their faith in God when coping with the email folders on the e-mail server, praying not to screw things up too severely.
Shortcoming No.3: A thorough deficiency of domain administration interfaces
Do we have to point out the entire shortage of a modern domain manipulation interface - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domains' Whois information, shield the Whois details, change/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not have such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a major disadvantage. An unjustifiable one, we wish to add...
Predicament Number Four: Many user login places (minimum two, maximum three)
What about the need for another login to access the billing transaction, domain name and technical support management software platform? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel webspace hosting distributor. Now and then, on the basis of the billing transaction system (especially designed for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting vendor is making use of, the eager customers can end up with 2 extra login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain administration software; 2: the ticket support tool), ending up with an aggregate of three login locations (counting cPanel).
Problem Number Five: 120+ webspace hosting Control Panel areas to learn... fast
cPanel presents for your consideration 120+ sections inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a fine idea to grasp each of them. And you'd better memorize them promptly... That's excessively impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based hosting providers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...