How does cpanel hosting work?

For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel-based webspace hosting offerings on today's site hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite insignificant marketing niche (when it comes to annual cash flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-sized business segment, which provides a big quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing exactly the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the site hosting offers on the whole web site hosting marketplace supply the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel site hosting prices are similar. Quite similar. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service almost no other site hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is only a single fact: out of more than 200,000 webspace hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, mark that one...

Two hundred thousand "web page hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently branded

The web space hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us boil down to just one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web site hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are simply an average fellow who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the website making processes and the site hosting platforms, which actually power the various domain names and websites . Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any hosting alternative you can decide upon? Sure there is, now there are more than 200,000 web page hosting providers out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique web space hosting brand names across the world will give you literally the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the assortment on the present web page hosting marketplace is... Period.

The web page hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple arithmetic reveals that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a huge stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...

The pros and cons of the cPanel-based site hosting solution

Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and presumably met most web page hosting market demands. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Weak Point No.1: A laughable domain folder structure

If you have two or more domains, however, be ultra attentive not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to erase on the server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide for yourself how fabulous 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)
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 confused? We doubtlessly are!

Shortcoming No.2: The very same electronic mail folder arrangement

The electronic mail folder structure on the server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin blokes firmly increase their faith in God when dealing with the mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to mess things up too harshly.

Negative Aspect No.3: An entire deficiency of domain manipulation GUIs

Do we need to bring up the complete lack of a modern domain management interface - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domains' Whois info, secure the Whois info, modify/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not supply such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a considerable shortcoming. An unjustifiable one, we wish to add...

Inconvenience Number 4: Numerous login places (min 2, max 3)

What about the necessity for an extra login to make use of the billing transaction, domain and tech support administration GUI? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based web space hosting firm. At times, depending on the billing transaction system (principally developed for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting corporation is making use of, the devoted users can end up with 2 additional login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain management GUI; 2: the trouble ticket support software platform), winding up with a total of three login locations (including cPanel).

Downside Number 5: 120+ site hosting Control Panel areas to become familiar with... briskly

cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 menus inside the web site hosting Control Panel. It's a great idea to become familiar with each one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them swiftly... That's extremely impertinent on cPanel's side.

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

As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...