How does cpanel hosting function?
For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel site hosting offers on today's website hosting market are supplied by a very unsubstantial marketing niche (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-sized marketing segment, which provides a vast number of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing one and the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web page hosting offerings on the whole hosting market furnish strictly the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based web space hosting prices are identical. Quite similar. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other webspace hosting platform/hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is merely one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand site hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...
200,000 "web site hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely labeled
The hosting "variety" and the hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us boil down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web page hosting brand names. Assume you are only an ordinary bloke who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the website making procedures and the web site hosting platforms, which actually power the different domain names and online portals . Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any web site hosting alternative you can opt for? Of course there is, today there are more than 200,000 hosting corporations in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ unique web page hosting brands all over the world will give you absolutely the same cPanel web site hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the assortment on the present-day webspace hosting marketplace is... Period.
The site hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting company is an enormous stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel website hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably fulfilled all web hosting industry preconditions. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Sign No.1: A ludicrous domain name folder system
If you have two or more domains, though, be extra careful not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub 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 simple to remove on the server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Examine for yourself how good cPanel's domain folder structure 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)
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 growing perplexed? We absolutely are!
Weakness No.2: The same electronic mail folder system
The email folder configuration on the server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin chaps firmly fortify their belief in God when handling the email folders on the e-mail server, praying not to botch things up too fatally.
Drawback Number 3: A sheer deficiency of domain management menus
Do we have to refer to the total deficiency of a modern domain name management platform - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domain names' Whois info, shield the Whois info, change/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a considerable downside. An unforgettable one, we would like to point out...
Negative Sign Number 4: Multiple user login locations (minimum two, max three)
What about the need for another login to avail of the billing, domain name and technical support administration system? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based webspace hosting distributor. Sometimes, based on the invoicing transaction platform (particularly developed for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting company is availing of, the avid users can end up with two additional login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain name management software solution; 2: the trouble ticket support software platform), winding up with a total of three login places (including cPanel).
Downside Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty web page hosting CP departments to grasp... rapidly
cPanel offers to your attention 120+ departments inside the web page hosting CP. It's an excellent idea to become acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better grasp them briskly... That's very insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel site hosting companies:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...