How does cpanel hosting function?
For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel hosting offers on today's website hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite insignificant business niche (when it comes to annual capital flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller hosting is a sort of a small-size marketing segment, which supplies a big number of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying exactly the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the webspace hosting offers on the whole site hosting market offer one and the very same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel web hosting price tags are alike. Very identical. Giving those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/Control Panel option. So, there is only a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web site hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named
The webspace hosting "diversity" and the webspace hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us come down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different hosting brand names. Suppose you are merely a normal person who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the site development procedures and the web page hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domains and online portals . Are you prepared to make your web hosting selection? Is there any site hosting variant you can opt for? Sure there is, right now there are more than two hundred thousand web site hosting corporations out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ unique web site hosting brand names around the world will give you absolutely the same cPanel web site hosting CP and platform, labeled differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the assortment on the contemporary web hosting market is... Full stop.
The web space hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics reveals that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is an enormous strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel site hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps answered most web site hosting industry demands. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Side Number 1: A foolish domain name folder system
If you have two or more domains, though, be extremely cautious not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to erase on the server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain name folder configuration 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 growing disorientated? We unquestionably are!
Negative Side Number 2: The very same electronic mail folder system
The e-mail folder structure on the web server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin chums firmly enhance their faith in God when coping with the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to muck things up too gravely.
Predicament No.3: An absolute deficiency of domain manipulation tools
Do we need to refer to the complete deficiency of a contemporary domain management user interface - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domains' Whois information, secure the Whois info, change/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" interface at all. That's a great predicament. An unforgettable one, we wish to add...
Drawback Number 4: Numerous user login places (min 2, maximum three)
How about the demand for another login to avail of the invoice transaction, domain name and tech support management software platform? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based web space hosting company. At times, depending on the invoice transaction platform (especially invented for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting corporation is making use of, the earnest customers can end up with two extra logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name management software; 2: the trouble ticket support tool), winding up with a total of 3 user login locations (counting cPanel).
Negative Sign Number Five: 120+ web hosting CP areas to become acquainted with... promptly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than 120 menus inside the webspace hosting Control Panel. It's a fabulous idea to get to know each and every one of them. And you'd better grasp them promptly... That's quite impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web hosting service providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...