How does cpanel-based website hosting work?

For your info, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel hosting offers on the current web page hosting market are supplied by a quite insignificant marketing niche (as far as annual money flow is concerned) named reseller hosting. Reseller webspace hosting is a kind of a small-size marketing segment, which furnishes a vast amount of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing exactly the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the web page hosting offers on the whole hosting market provide the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel site hosting prices are identical. Very similar. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other web site hosting platform/web page hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is merely a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web site hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...

Two hundred thousand "website hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet diversely dubbed

The web page hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us come down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different hosting brand names. Imagine you are merely a regular chap who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the site creation procedures and the site hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domains and websites . Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any site hosting alternative you can choose? Of course there is, right now there are more than 200k web hosting companies in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ unique web hosting brands across the world will give you the same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the variety on the present-day site hosting market is... Full stop.

The web site hosting LOTTERY we are all part of

Simple arithmetic reveals that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a huge strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...

The positive and negative sides of the cPanel site hosting solution

Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps answered most web site hosting industry requirements. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Drawback Number One: A stupid domain folder configuration

If you have two or more domain names, though, be extra cautious not to delete 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). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to remove on the hosting server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. See for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain folder configuration is:

public_html (here is located)
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 name)
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)

Are you getting nonplussed? We definitely are!

Disadvantage No.2: The same mail folder system

The email folder configuration on the web server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin blokes strongly fortify their faith in God when handling the email folders on the e-mail server, praying not to muck things up too harshly.

Weak Point No.3: A thorough deficiency of domain administration tools

Do we have to bring up the utter lack of a contemporary domain name manipulation menu - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, change domain names' Whois info, protect the Whois details, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "contemporary" section at all. That's an enormous shortcoming. An unpardonable one, we wish to add...

Negative Point Number 4: Many login locations (min 2, max three)

How about the demand for an extra login to utilize the invoice transaction, domain name and tech support administration user interface? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based website hosting provider. At times, depending on the billing transaction tool (particularly created for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting supplier is availing of, the zealous customers can wind up with two additional login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain management interface; 2: the trouble ticket support interface), ending up with an aggregate of three login places (including cPanel).

Negative Point Number Five: More than 120 site hosting CP menus to get acquainted with... fast

cPanel offers to your attention 120+ menus inside the web site hosting Control Panel. It's a marvelous idea to get familiar with each one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them promptly... That's quite arrogant on cPanel's side.

With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel hosting vendors:

As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...