How does cpanel hosting work?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel web site hosting offerings on today's website hosting marketplace are provided by a very inconsiderable marketing niche (when it comes to annual money flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller site hosting is a sort of a small marketing niche, which furnishes an immense quantity of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing the very same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the web space hosting offers on the whole site hosting market supply literally the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting price tags are similar. Quite similar. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other web space hosting platform/site hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is simply a single fact: out of more than 200,000 web site hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "website hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet diversely branded
The site hosting "variety" and the hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us boil down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different site hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are only an ordinary chap who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the web site development procedures and the web space hosting platforms, which actually power the various domains and web portals . Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web hosting alternative you can settle on? Of course there is, at present there are more than 200,000 web space hosting distributors in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ different site hosting brands all over the world will give you precisely the same cPanel webspace hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the variety on today's web space hosting market is... Full stop.
The website hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic reveals that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a huge stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel-based website hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably satisfied most website hosting business prerequisites. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Problem Number One: A ludicrous domain name folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extra cautious not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to delete on the server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Observe for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain folder system is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is located)
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)
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 undoubtedly are!
Inconvenience Number 2: The very same email folder setup
The email folder configuration on the hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin chums firmly enhance their belief in God when tackling the mail folders on the email server, hoping not to fuck things up too severely.
Negative Side Number 3: A complete lack of domain manipulation user interfaces
Do we need to refer to the complete absence of a contemporary domain name management tool - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domains, modify domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois details, change/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not provide such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a big drawback. An unjustifiable one, we wish to point out...
Negative Aspect Number 4: Numerous login locations (min 2, maximum three)
What about the need for another login to make use of the invoicing, domain name and tech support management user interface? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based web hosting vendor. Now and then, based on the invoicing transaction system (especially created for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting firm is making use of, the eager customers can end up with two additional login places (1: the billing transaction/domain name management software platform; 2: the ticket support platform), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (including cPanel).
Negative Sign No.5: More than a hundred and twenty web site hosting CP sections to pick up... quickly
cPanel offers to your attention 120+ sections inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a fantastic idea to pick up each one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them briskly... That's way too insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel hosting service providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...