How does cpanel hosting work?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based web hosting offers on the contemporary web site hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite insignificant business niche (when it comes to yearly cash flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller hosting is a sort of a small-sized business niche, which generates a big quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing precisely the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the web page hosting offerings on the whole webspace hosting market supply absolutely the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting prices are identical. Very much alike. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other web space hosting platform/web space hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is simply one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web site hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "web hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed
The web space hosting "diversity" and the web site hosting "offers" Google shows to us come down to just one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web space hosting trademarked names. Assume you are only an average person who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the site making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domains and websites . Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any web hosting variant you can decide upon? Of course there is, right now there are more than two hundred thousand site hosting corporations in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ unique web space hosting brands around the world will offer you literally the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, branded differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the diversity on the present web space hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The web site hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple math reveals that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a gigantic strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel-based website hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly satisfied most web space hosting business demands. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Predicament Number 1: A moronic domain folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extremely watchful not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to remove on the web hosting server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Check for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain 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 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)
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 bewildered? We doubtlessly are!
Negative Point No.2: The very same electronic mail folder structure
The email folder configuration on the web hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin blokes firmly increase their belief in God when managing the mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to botch things up too gravely.
Downside Number Three: A sheer lack of domain name management menus
Do we need to refer to the thorough deficiency of a modern domain name administration GUI - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domains' Whois details, protect the Whois info, change/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not include such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a big downside. An inexcusable one, we wish to point out...
Inconvenience Number 4: Multiple user login places (minimum two, maximum three)
How about the need for an extra login to use the billing, domain and technical support management software? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel web space hosting distributor. Now and then, based on the invoicing transaction platform (principally conceived for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting provider is making use of, the keen clients can wind up with 2 extra login locations (1: the billing/domain name management system; 2: the trouble ticket support GUI), winding up with a total of three user login places (counting cPanel).
Predicament No.5: More than a hundred and twenty site hosting CP menus to get familiar with... quickly
cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the hosting CP. It's a glorious idea to get familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them quickly... That's extremely impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel hosting distributors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...