How does cpanel hosting operate?
For your info, it's good to know that most of the cPanel-based web hosting offerings on today's web page hosting marketplace are generated by a quite insubstantial marketing segment (as far as annual money flow is concerned) known as hosting reseller. Reseller web page hosting is a type of a small-scale business segment, which generates an immense number of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing literally the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the webspace hosting offerings on the whole web space hosting marketplace offer one and the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based webspace hosting prices are similar. Very much alike. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other site hosting platform/web page hosting CP choice. Thus, there is just a single fact: out of more than 200,000 web site hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet diversely branded
The web site hosting "diversity" and the webspace hosting "offers" Google reveals to us come down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different hosting brand names. Assume you are merely an ordinary chap who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the website making processes and the web page hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domain names and web portals . Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any web site hosting variant you can decide upon? Of course there is, as of now there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting vendors in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand different webspace hosting brand names across the world will offer you literally the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the variety on today's webspace hosting market is... Full stop.
The website hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a gigantic strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that something like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel web space hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps met most site hosting industry preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weakness No.1: A moronic domain name folder setup
If you have two or more domain names, though, be extra careful not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to delete on the hosting server, since they all are set up 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 name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Decide 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 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 getting bewildered? We unquestionably are!
Shortcoming Number 2: The same email folder arrangement
The email folder structure on the web server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chums firmly enhance their faith in God when coping with the mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to mess things up too severely.
Disadvantage No.3: An absolute deficiency of domain manipulation GUIs
Do we have to mention the absolute lack of a contemporary domain name management user interface - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domains' Whois information, shield the Whois info, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not involve such a "modern" menu at all. That's an immense weakness. An unjustifiable one, we wish to add...
Drawback Number Four: Many user login locations (minimum 2, max 3)
How about the need for an additional login to utilize the invoicing transaction, domain name and tech support administration software? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based web site hosting company. At times, on the basis of the invoicing tool (principally intended for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting corporation is using, the ardent users can end up with two extra login places (1: the billing transaction/domain name management system; 2: the trouble ticket support software solution), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login places (counting cPanel).
Disadvantage Number Five: 120+ web space hosting Control Panel menus to become acquainted with... fast
cPanel presents for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty departments inside the webspace hosting CP. It's a marvelous idea to get acquainted with each of them. And you'd better grasp them briskly... That's very impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web site hosting distributors:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...