How does cpanel hosting function?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel web space hosting offers on the contemporary web page hosting market are generated by a very insignificant marketing niche (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) called hosting reseller. Reseller hosting is a kind of a small-size business segment, which furnishes an immense amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying literally the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offerings on the whole site hosting marketplace supply one and the very same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based web space hosting price tags are alike. Quite similar. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service practically no other site hosting platform/web site hosting CP choice. Thus, there is simply one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand site hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, note that one...
200,000 "web page hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed
The site hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google shows to us boil down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web space hosting brand names. Suppose you are just an average person who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the site making processes and the web site hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domain names and online portals . Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any webspace hosting alternative you can settle on? Sure there is, at present there are more than two hundred thousand web space hosting corporations in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ different web site hosting brand names all over the world will offer you exactly the same cPanel Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the assortment on the present web hosting market is... Full stop.
The web space hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics shows that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a colossal strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel webspace hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably satisfied all web page hosting industry requirements. 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 domain names...
Negative Point Number 1: An imbecilic domain name folder setup
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be very attentive not to remove 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 domain names are very simple to erase on the web server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, 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 try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Discover for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain folder structure is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is placed)
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 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 name)
Are you getting perplexed? We doubtlessly are!
Weak Side Number 2: The very same e-mail folder arrangement
The email folder configuration on the web server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin chums strongly enhance their faith in God when managing the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to fuck things up too severely.
Negative Side No.3: A thorough deficiency of domain administration tools
Do we need to cite the thorough absence of a modern domain name administration tool - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domains, change domain names' Whois info, protect the Whois info, modify/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not offer such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a major problem. An unforgivable one, we want to point out...
Weak Side No.4: Numerous login locations (minimum 2, max 3)
What about the necessity for another login to make use of the invoicing, domain and tech support management software? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel hosting distributor. Now and then, on the basis of the invoicing transaction platform (especially devised for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting distributor is availing of, the earnest customers can end up with 2 additional logins (1: the billing/domain name administration software solution; 2: the trouble ticket support interface), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login places (counting cPanel).
Weak Side No.5: 120+ web site hosting CP menus to get to know... rapidly
cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the hosting Control Panel. It's an excellent idea to become acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better grasp them promptly... That's quite impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web space hosting firms:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...