How does cpanel hosting operate?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based website hosting offerings on the current site hosting marketplace are provided by a very insignificant marketing segment (when it comes to annual capital flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller web page hosting is a sort of a small-scale business niche, which provides an enormous quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing the very same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the web site hosting offerings on the entire web page hosting marketplace provide the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting prices are similar. Very much alike. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other hosting platform/web site hosting CP option. So, there is simply one fact: out of more than 200k web space hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...
200k "web hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly branded
The web hosting "diversity" and the web site hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us boil down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different webspace hosting brand names. Imagine you are only a regular fellow who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the website development processes and the web site hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domains and websites . Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any site hosting option you can settle on? Sure there is, now there are more than two hundred thousand web space hosting companies out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ unique site hosting brand names in the world will offer you the very same cPanel web space hosting CP and platform, named in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the assortment on the present web page hosting market is... Period.
The hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math shows that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a big strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel web space hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and probably satisfied all web hosting industry preconditions. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Sign No.1: A dumb domain name folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be very cautious not to delete fully 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 name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to erase on the web server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular 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 domain names, please. Check for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain name folder system 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)
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 confused? We surely are!
Negative Point No.2: The very same electronic mail folder system
The email folder configuration on the hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Making the same error twice?!? The admin chums firmly fortify their belief in God when coping with the email folders on the email server, hoping not to muck things up too harshly.
Disadvantage Number Three: An absolute deficiency of domain name management interfaces
Do we have to bring up the total absence of a modern domain name administration interface - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, modify domain names' Whois details, shield the Whois information, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not provide such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's an enormous disadvantage. An unforgettable one, we would like to point out...
Drawback Number Four: Multiple login places (minimum two, maximum three)
What about the necessity for an additional login to utilize the invoicing, domain name and tech support administration software? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based website hosting corporation. At times, depending on the billing tool (particularly designed for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting firm is using, the earnest clients can wind up with two extra logins (1: the billing transaction/domain name administration menu; 2: the trouble ticket support menu), winding up with a total of 3 login places (including cPanel).
Downside No.5: More than one hundred and twenty hosting CP menus to become acquainted with... fast
cPanel presents for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the web space hosting CP. It's a terrific idea to become acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them rapidly... That's excessively arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web page hosting companies:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...