How does cpanel web hosting operate?
For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel website hosting offers on the contemporary web site hosting market are supplied by a very insignificant business segment (when it comes to annual capital flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller web page hosting is a kind of a small business segment, which supplies a huge number of different web hosting brands, yet supplying literally the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the web page hosting offerings on the entire site hosting marketplace supply exactly the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting price tags are alike. Very similar. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other web site hosting platform/web space hosting CP option. Thus, there is only a single fact: out of more than 200,000 web site hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "web page hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet differently labeled
The web space hosting "variety" and the webspace hosting "offerings" Google presents to us come down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different webspace hosting brand names. Suppose you are simply a regular bloke who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the web site creation procedures and the site hosting platforms, which actually power the various domain names and websites . Are you prepared to make your web hosting selection? Is there any web site hosting alternative you can pick? Sure there is, as of now there are more than 200k web space hosting distributors in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ different web hosting brand names worldwide will give you exactly the same cPanel site hosting CP and platform, branded in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the diversity on the current webspace hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The web site hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics reveals that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting company is an enormous strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that something like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel-based website hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly answered most web space hosting business requirements. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Inconvenience Number 1: A stupid domain name folder arrangement
If you have two or more domain names, however, be ultra careful not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to erase on the hosting server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Determine for yourself how great cPanel's domain folder setup 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)
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)
Are you getting puzzled? We absolutely are!
Disadvantage No.2: The very same e-mail folder configuration
The email folder arrangement on the web server is literally the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin chums firmly enhance their faith in God when dealing with the email folders on the mail server, praying not to mess things up too irreparably.
Negative Side No.3: An utter lack of domain management options
Do we have to refer to the total absence of a modern domain name management interface - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, modify domain names' Whois details, protect the Whois info, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not supply such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a major downside. An unpardonable one, we want to point out...
Weak Side No.4: Multiple user login places (minimum two, max 3)
How about the necessity for an additional login to make use of the billing transaction, domain name and technical support management user interface? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based webspace hosting supplier. Sometimes, based on the invoicing transaction tool (particularly invented for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting vendor is utilizing, the keen customers can wind up with two additional login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain administration menu; 2: the ticket support platform), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).
Predicament No.5: More than one hundred and twenty hosting CP areas to get to know... fast
cPanel offers to your attention more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the web page hosting CP. It's a fabulous idea to become familiar with each one of them. And you'd better pick them up fast... That's excessively arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web site hosting providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...