How does cpanel web site hosting work?

For your info, it's good to know that most of the cPanel site hosting offerings on the present web page hosting market are provided by a quite unsubstantial marketing niche (as far as annual money flow is concerned) known as hosting reseller. Reseller site hosting is a type of a small-sized marketing niche, which furnishes an enormous quantity of different web hosting brands, yet providing the very same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the web hosting offerings on the entire hosting marketplace offer the very same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel web hosting prices are similar. Very identical. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other site hosting platform/website hosting CP choice. Thus, there is merely one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web site hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, mark that one...

Two hundred thousand "web space hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet differently named

The webspace hosting "diversity" and the web site hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us boil down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web site hosting brand names. Suppose you are merely an average chap who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the website development processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domain names and websites . Are you prepared to make your web hosting selection? Is there any website hosting option you can opt for? Sure there is, as of now there are more than 200,000 web page hosting service providers out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ unique web page hosting brand names around the world will offer you the very same cPanel webspace hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the assortment on the contemporary web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The web hosting LOTTERY we are all part of

Simple math reveals that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a colossal stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...

The pluses and minuses of the cPanel-based web space hosting solution

Let's not be cruel with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps covered most web page hosting industry demands. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Weak Side Number One: A dumb domain folder setup

If you have two or more domains, though, be extra cautious not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to erase on the web hosting server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Decide for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain name folder arrangement is:

public_html (here is situated)
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 getting disorientated? We definitely are!

Negative Side No.2: The same email folder system

The electronic mail folder structure on the web server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chums firmly increase their faith in God when tackling the email folders on the e-mail server, praying not to botch things up too irretrievably.

Negative Sign Number Three: A thorough lack of domain manipulation GUIs

Do we need to refer to the thorough lack of a contemporary domain name administration menu - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, edit domains' Whois details, protect the Whois info, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a mammoth weakness. An inexcusable one, we would like to add...

Problem No.4: Numerous login places (minimum 2, maximum three)

How about the need for an additional login to utilize the invoice transaction, domain name and technical support administration tool? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel web page hosting firm. Occasionally, on the basis of the invoicing transaction platform (especially made for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting vendor is using, the avid customers can end up with two additional login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain management software; 2: the ticket support system), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login places (including cPanel).

Negative Point Number Five: 120+ site hosting Control Panel departments to get acquainted with... briskly

cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty areas inside the Control Panel. It's a wonderful idea to learn each and every one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them briskly... That's quite impertinent on cPanel's side.

With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based hosting vendors:

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