How does cpanel hosting function?
For your info, it's good to know that most of the cPanel-based web hosting offers on the contemporary web hosting marketplace are generated by a quite insubstantial business niche (when it comes to annual capital flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller webspace hosting is a type of a small marketing niche, which generates a great number of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying one and the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the webspace hosting offerings on the whole web site hosting market provide one and the very same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel web hosting price tags are similar. Very identical. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other web site hosting platform/web space hosting CP alternative. So, there is just one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web space hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
200,000 "website hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly named
The web page hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us boil down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web site hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are simply a normal fellow who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the website creation processes and the webspace hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domain names and online portals . Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any webspace hosting alternative you can decide upon? Of course there is, now there are more than 200,000 website hosting suppliers out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ unique website hosting brands worldwide will offer you absolutely the same cPanel site hosting CP and platform, labeled in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how big the diversity on the present site hosting market is... Full stop.
The web page hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a great stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel-based web space hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and probably fulfilled all web page hosting business requirements. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Side Number 1: An idiotic domain name folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be very cautious not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to delete on the server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. See for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain folder configuration 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 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 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 becoming puzzled? We categorically are!
Shortcoming Number 2: The same mail folder system
The mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin blokes firmly fortify their faith in God when tackling the e-mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to muck things up too gravely.
Negative Side Number 3: A sheer shortage of domain name manipulation options
Do we have to cite the utter shortage of a modern domain name management menu - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domain names, change domain names' Whois details, secure the Whois details, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not provide such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a vast inconvenience. An unforgivable one, we want to point out...
Negative Side Number Four: Multiple user login locations (minimum 2, max 3)
What about the need for an additional login to utilize the invoicing transaction, domain and tech support management software solution? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based hosting firm. Occasionally, on the basis of the billing transaction system (especially devised for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting supplier is using, the eager users can end up with 2 extra login places (1: the billing/domain name administration software platform; 2: the ticket support interface), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).
Disadvantage Number Five: 120+ web site hosting Control Panel areas to become familiar with... quickly
cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ sections inside the web page hosting Control Panel. It's a fabulous idea to memorize each and every one of them. And you'd better grasp them promptly... That's very insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web page hosting firms:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...