How does cpanel-based website hosting work?

For your info, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel hosting offerings on the contemporary webspace hosting market are furnished by a quite insubstantial marketing niche (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) called hosting reseller. Reseller web site hosting is a kind of a small-sized business niche, which furnishes an enormous quantity of different web hosting brands, yet providing strictly the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the hosting offers on the whole hosting marketplace provide strictly the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel web site hosting prices are alike. Very much alike. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service almost no other webspace hosting platform/web hosting CP choice. So, there is simply one single fact: out of more than 200,000 web page hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...

Two hundred thousand "webspace hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed

The website hosting "variety" and the webspace hosting "offerings" Google presents to us boil down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are simply a regular guy who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the site making processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the different domain names and online portals . Are you prepared to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web page hosting variant you can settle on? Sure there is, now there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting service providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ unique hosting brands across the world will offer you exactly the same cPanel CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the variety on today's web space hosting market is... Period.

The hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in

Simple mathematics shows that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a great stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than one in 50...

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

Let's not be merciless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and perhaps met all website hosting business requirements. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Drawback Number One: An imbecilic domain name folder configuration

If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extremely attentive not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to erase on the web hosting server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite well known 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 delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Discover for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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 name)

Are you becoming puzzled? We categorically are!

Weak Point Number Two: The very same e-mail folder structure

The electronic mail folder structure on the server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The sysadmin blokes firmly strengthen their belief in God when managing the mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to mess things up too seriously.

Weak Side Number Three: A total deficiency of domain name management options

Do we have to bring up the sheer lack of a contemporary domain name manipulation user interface - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domains, modify domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois information, change/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not provide such a "modern" interface at all. That's a big weakness. An inexcusable one, we want to add...

Weak Side Number Four: Numerous login locations (min two, max three)

How about the need for an additional login to access the invoicing, domain and technical support administration software platform? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel web site hosting service provider. At times, based on the billing system (principally developed for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting corporation is utilizing, the eager users can wind up with 2 extra login places (1: the billing transaction/domain management software platform; 2: the ticket support interface), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).

Problem Number Five: More than 120 web hosting CP sections to get familiar with... quickly

cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the hosting Control Panel. It's a wonderful idea to learn each and every one of them. And you'd better get to know them briskly... That's way too arrogant on cPanel's side.

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

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