How does cpanel hosting work?
For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based web site hosting offerings on the current web hosting market are furnished by a very insubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to yearly money flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller web space hosting is a kind of a small-scale marketing niche, which generates an immense number of different web hosting brand names, yet offering the very same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web space hosting offers on the entire web hosting market furnish exactly the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel web space hosting price tags are similar. Very identical. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other web space hosting platform/webspace hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is merely a single fact: out of more than 200,000 webspace hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, mind that one...
200k "hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet diversely named
The web site hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us boil down to just one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are only an ordinary person who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web page making processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domain names and web pages . Are you prepared to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web hosting alternative you can choose? Sure there is, at present there are more than two hundred thousand web site hosting companies out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ unique web page hosting brand names across the world will give you literally the same cPanel webspace hosting CP and platform, branded in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the assortment on the present webspace hosting market is... Full stop.
The web page hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic reveals that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a huge stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel-based hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly covered most website hosting industry demands. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weak Side No.1: A moronic domain name folder setup
If you have two or more domain names, however, be ultra careful not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to remove on the server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Examine for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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 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)
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 becoming perplexed? We categorically are!
Shortcoming Number 2: The same e-mail folder setup
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin boys firmly increase their belief in God when dealing with the mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to fuck things up too severely.
Negative Sign Number 3: An entire absence of domain administration options
Do we have to point out the sheer deficiency of a modern domain manipulation user interface - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domains, modify domains' Whois details, secure the Whois info, edit/create name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not offer such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's an immense predicament. An unforgivable one, we wish to point out...
Weakness No.4: Many login places (min two, maximum three)
What about the necessity for an additional login to utilize the billing transaction, domain and technical support administration user interface? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based webspace hosting company. At times, based on the billing transaction system (especially tailored for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting provider is using, the avid customers can wind up with 2 extra logins (1: the invoicing/domain name management GUI; 2: the ticket support menu), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (including cPanel).
Inconvenience No.5: More than a hundred and twenty Control Panel menus to get to know... fast
cPanel offers to your attention more than 120 areas inside the web site hosting Control Panel. It's a marvelous idea to memorize each one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them briskly... That's excessively insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web hosting companies:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...