How does cpanel web site hosting work?

For your info, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel-based webspace hosting offers on the current web page hosting market are provided by a quite insignificant business niche (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller web page hosting is a sort of a small-scale marketing niche, which provides a big quantity of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing one and the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the web page hosting offers on the whole web page hosting market provide the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based site hosting prices are similar. Very similar. Giving those who need a top web hosting service practically no other web space hosting platform/web page hosting CP choice. So, there is just one fact: out of more than 200,000 hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...

200k "hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently branded

The webspace hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us come down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Assume you are merely a regular person who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the web page development procedures and the site hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domain names and web portals . Are you prepared to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web page hosting alternative you can settle on? Sure there is, now there are more than two hundred thousand web site hosting corporations out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ different site hosting brands around the world will give you absolutely the same cPanel webspace hosting Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the assortment on the contemporary webspace hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The web hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in

Simple mathematics demonstrates that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a colossal strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...

The strong and weak points of the cPanel-based webspace hosting solution

Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably fulfilled all hosting market requirements. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Inconvenience Number One: A stupid domain folder structure

If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be ultra attentive not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to remove on the web server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain 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 domain names, please. Decide for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain folder arrangement is:

public_html (here is placed)
public_html/my-family (a folder part of
public_html/ (an add-on domain name)
public_html/my-second-wife (a folder part of
public_html/ (an add-on domain name)
public_html/ (an add-on domain name)
public_html/my-third-wife (a folder part of
public_html/ (an add-on domain name)
public_html/rebeka (a folder part of
public_html/ (a sub-domain of an add-on domain name)

Are you becoming perplexed? We undoubtedly are!

Disadvantage Number Two: The very same mail folder setup

The electronic mail folder arrangement on the web server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin boys strongly increase their faith in God when handling the mail folders on the mail server, praying not to mess things up too seriously.

Shortcoming Number 3: An utter shortage of domain manipulation options

Do we need to cite the complete shortage of a modern domain management user interface - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domains' Whois info, shield the Whois information, change/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not provide such a "modern" tool at all. That's an enormous weakness. An unforgettable one, we would like to add...

Weak Point Number 4: Many login locations (min two, max three)

How about the need for an extra login to avail of the invoice transaction, domain name and tech support administration tool? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based web hosting service provider. Sometimes, depending on the billing transaction system (principally intended for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting distributor is utilizing, the earnest users can wind up with 2 extra logins (1: the invoicing/domain name administration software; 2: the trouble ticket support software solution), winding up with an aggregate of three user login places (counting cPanel).

Negative Side Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty web site hosting CP sections to grasp... briskly

cPanel offers to your attention more than 120 sections inside the hosting Control Panel. It's a remarkable idea to get acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better pick them up briskly... That's excessively impudent on cPanel's side.

With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web space hosting vendors:

As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...