How does cpanel web hosting work?

For your info, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel webspace hosting offerings on the current web site hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite inconsiderable marketing niche (when it comes to yearly money flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small-sized marketing segment, which supplies an enormous number of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing one and the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offers on the whole web hosting marketplace provide absolutely the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel website hosting price tags are alike. Quite identical. Giving those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel option. So, there is simply one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web page hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...

200k "hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely branded

The hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google reveals to us boil down to just one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web page hosting trademarked names. Assume you are only a regular fellow who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the web page development processes and the web site hosting platforms, which actually power the different domain names and websites . Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any webspace hosting alternative you can decide upon? Sure there is, at present there are more than two hundred thousand web page hosting suppliers in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ unique site hosting brands in the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel hosting CP and platform, named differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how big the assortment on the present webspace hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The web site hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in

Simple math demonstrates that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is an enormous stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...

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

Let's not be merciless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly answered all hosting market demands. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Negative Side No.1: A stupid domain name folder system

If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be ultra cautious not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to remove on the server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very famous 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 erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Verify for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain name folder system 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)
public_html/ (an add-on domain)
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)

Are you getting nonplussed? We positively are!

Negative Point No.2: The very same e-mail folder structure

The e-mail folder arrangement on the server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Making the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chaps firmly increase their belief in God when managing the email folders on the mail server, praying not to botch things up too seriously.

Weak Point Number Three: An entire shortage of domain name administration GUIs

Do we have to refer to the complete deficiency of a contemporary domain management user interface - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, change domains' Whois information, secure the Whois information, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not provide such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a gigantic inconvenience. An unpardonable one, we wish to add...

Disadvantage Number 4: Numerous login locations (minimum two, maximum three)

How about the necessity for an additional login to make use of the billing, domain and technical support management software? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel website hosting company. Occasionally, on the basis of the invoicing platform (especially designed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting supplier is using, the devoted clients can end up with two additional login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain name management software platform; 2: the ticket support platform), ending up with a total of three user login locations (counting cPanel).

Downside Number Five: 120+ web hosting Control Panel sections to become acquainted with... briskly

cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the site hosting Control Panel. It's an excellent idea to memorize each and every one of them. And you'd better get to know them fast... That's extremely arrogant on cPanel's side.

With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web site hosting distributors:

As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...