How does cpanel web hosting operate?

For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based website hosting offerings on the present web page hosting market are furnished by a very unsubstantial marketing niche (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) called hosting reseller. Reseller webspace hosting is a type of a small-size marketing segment, which generates a great amount of different web hosting brand names, yet offering precisely the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web page hosting offers on the entire web page hosting marketplace furnish absolutely the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel site hosting price tags are similar. Very similar. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other web page hosting platform/web hosting CP choice. So, there is simply one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...

Two hundred thousand "website hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet differently labeled

The webspace hosting "diversity" and the web space hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us boil down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are only a regular chap who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the web site creation processes and the webspace hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domains and online portals . Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any web space hosting alternative you can select? Sure there is, now there are more than two hundred thousand hosting suppliers in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ unique web hosting brands worldwide will give you literally the same cPanel web space hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the variety on the contemporary website hosting marketplace is... Period.

The web space hosting LOTTERY we are all part of

Simple mathematics demonstrates that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a huge stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than one in 50...

The upsides and downsides of the cPanel-based hosting solution

Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly answered most web site hosting industry requirements. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...

Weakness Number 1: A stupid domain name folder setup

If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extremely watchful not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to erase on the hosting server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, 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 name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Check for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain name folder structure is:

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

Are you becoming confused? We unquestionably are!

Disadvantage Number Two: The same electronic mail folder setup

The e-mail folder configuration on the server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Making the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chaps strongly fortify their belief in God when tackling the email folders on the email server, praying not to muck things up too severely.

Inconvenience No.3: A sheer lack of domain name manipulation user interfaces

Do we have to refer to the utter absence of a contemporary domain manipulation interface - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domains, edit domains' Whois info, shield the Whois info, change/create name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not provide such a "modern" GUI at all. That's an immense shortcoming. An unpardonable one, we would like to point out...

Negative Side Number 4: Numerous user login places (min 2, maximum 3)

How about the necessity for an additional login to utilize the billing transaction, domain name and tech support administration section? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel web page hosting distributor. Occasionally, depending on the invoicing tool (principally invented for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting corporation is using, the devoted customers can end up with 2 additional login places (1: the billing/domain management software platform; 2: the trouble ticket support user interface), winding up with an aggregate of three login locations (including cPanel).

Weakness Number Five: 120+ web page hosting Control Panel areas to become acquainted with... briskly

cPanel offers to your attention more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the webspace hosting Control Panel. It's a wonderful idea to pick up each one of them. And you'd better get to know them briskly... That's extremely impudent on cPanel's side.

With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web page hosting service providers:

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