How does cpanel hosting function?
For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel-based web site hosting offers on the present-day web space hosting marketplace are supplied by a very insubstantial marketing segment (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) called hosting reseller. Reseller webspace hosting is a kind of a small-size business niche, which provides a vast amount of different web hosting brands, yet providing literally the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offers on the entire hosting marketplace furnish absolutely the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based web site hosting price tags are alike. Very identical. Giving those who need a top web hosting service almost no other webspace hosting platform/web site hosting CP choice. So, there is only one fact: out of more than 200k web site hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, note that one...
200k "web hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely branded
The hosting "diversity" and the web page hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us boil down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web space hosting trademarked names. Assume you are only a regular fellow who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the website development procedures and the webspace hosting platforms, which actually power the different domain names and web pages . Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any site hosting option you can decide upon? Of course there is, now there are more than 200,000 web page hosting distributors out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different web page hosting brand names worldwide will offer you absolutely the same cPanel web site hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the diversity on the current web page hosting market is... Full stop.
The web space hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics shows that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a huge stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel web space hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and perhaps covered most hosting industry prerequisites. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weakness No.1: A moronic domain name folder structure
If you have two or more domain names, however, be extremely attentive not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to remove on the server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite 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. Verify for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain folder system is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is situated)
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 name)
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)
Are you getting confused? We surely are!
Negative Side Number Two: The same electronic mail folder arrangement
The email folder configuration on the web hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin boys strongly reinforce their belief in God when coping with the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to botch things up too fatally.
Negative Side Number Three: A complete shortage of domain name manipulation tools
Do we have to mention the total deficiency of a contemporary domain administration menu - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domain names' Whois details, protect the Whois details, edit/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not provide such a "modern" interface at all. That's an immense disadvantage. An unforgettable one, we wish to add...
Negative Aspect Number Four: Many login locations (min two, maximum 3)
What about the demand for an additional login to utilize the billing, domain name and tech support administration section? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel web site hosting provider. At times, depending on the invoice transaction tool (principally intended for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting corporation is utilizing, the avid clients can end up with 2 extra login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain administration system; 2: the ticket support system), winding up with an aggregate of three user login places (including cPanel).
Predicament Number Five: More than 120 website hosting CP menus to learn... quickly
cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the web page hosting CP. It's a great idea to become familiar with each of them. And you'd better memorize them quickly... That's very insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based site hosting service providers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...