How does cpanel website hosting work?

For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel web space hosting offers on the present-day hosting marketplace are generated by a very unsubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to annual money flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-scale business segment, which supplies a big amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing exactly the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98% of the hosting offers on the whole hosting marketplace supply precisely the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel web hosting price tags are alike. Very much alike. Giving those who require a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/hosting CP option. Thus, there is just a single fact: out of more than 200,000 webspace hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, mark that one...

Two hundred thousand "website hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly branded

The web site hosting "diversity" and the webspace hosting "offerings" Google shows to us boil down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Imagine you are just an ordinary fellow who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the web site making processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domain names and online portals . Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any web page hosting alternative you can decide upon? Sure there is, today there are more than 200,000 webspace hosting service providers out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ different webspace hosting brand names across the world will offer you literally the same cPanel site hosting CP and platform, named in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the variety on the present-day web space hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The site hosting LOTTERY we are all part of

Simple math demonstrates that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a great stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...

The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel web site hosting solution

Let's not be harsh with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably covered most website hosting market prerequisites. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...

Weak Side Number 1: A dumb domain name folder structure

If you have two or more domain names, however, be extremely cautious not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to remove on the web server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain 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)
public_html/ (an add-on domain)
public_html/my-third-wife (a folder part of
public_html/ (an add-on domain name)
public_html/rebeka (a folder part of
public_html/ (a sub-domain of an add-on domain name)

Are you becoming puzzled? We surely are!

Negative Sign Number Two: The same e-mail folder setup

The electronic mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin blokes strongly increase their faith in God when coping with the email folders on the mail server, hoping not to mess things up too badly.

Drawback Number Three: A complete lack of domain manipulation user interfaces

Do we have to bring up the entire lack of a modern domain name administration GUI - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domains' Whois information, protect the Whois details, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" menu at all. That's a major disadvantage. An inexcusable one, we wish to point out...

Downside Number 4: Multiple login locations (minimum 2, maximum 3)

What about the necessity for an additional login to utilize the billing transaction, domain and tech support management platform? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based site hosting corporation. Sometimes, on the basis of the invoice transaction system (principally tailored for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting supplier is using, the enthusiastic users can end up with 2 additional logins (1: the billing/domain name administration system; 2: the trouble ticket support user interface), winding up with a total of three login places (counting cPanel).

Inconvenience No.5: More than a hundred and twenty web site hosting Control Panel areas to pick up... rapidly

cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ areas inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a superb idea to become acquainted with each of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them swiftly... That's way too impertinent on cPanel's side.

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

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