How does cpanel web site hosting work?

For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel hosting offers on the present-day website hosting market are supplied by a very unsubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to annual cash flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller web page hosting is a kind of a small-scale marketing segment, which provides a big amount of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing strictly the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offers on the entire website hosting marketplace offer strictly the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel website hosting prices are similar. Very similar. Giving those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/web space hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is simply one fact: out of more than 200,000 site hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...

200,000 "site hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed

The site hosting "variety" and the web space hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us boil down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web space hosting brand names. Assume you are merely an ordinary bloke who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web site development processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domains and web sites . Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any website hosting option you can opt for? Of course there is, these days there are more than two hundred thousand web site hosting service providers in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique web page hosting brands all over the world will give you strictly the same cPanel CP and platform, dubbed differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the diversity on the present website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The webspace hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in

Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a big stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than one in 50...

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

Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and presumably satisfied all web hosting market prerequisites. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Weakness Number One: A foolish domain folder configuration

If you have two or more domain names, though, be extremely careful not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to remove on the server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed 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. Observe for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain name folder system 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 name)
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 disorientated? We undeniably are!

Drawback Number 2: The same electronic mail folder configuration

The mail folder configuration on the server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin chaps firmly increase their belief in God when dealing with the mail folders on the email server, praying not to screw things up too badly.

Shortcoming Number Three: An absolute deficiency of domain management interfaces

Do we have to mention the thorough absence of a modern domain name manipulation tool - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domain names' Whois info, protect the Whois information, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not offer such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a vast problem. An unforgettable one, we wish to add...

Shortcoming Number 4: Numerous user login locations (min 2, maximum 3)

How about the demand for an extra login to utilize the billing, domain and tech support management software? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based web space hosting firm. Sometimes, based on the billing transaction platform (particularly intended for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting provider is availing of, the avid customers can end up with two extra logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain management software; 2: the ticket support section), winding up with an aggregate of three login places (including cPanel).

Shortcoming Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty CP sections to become acquainted with... rapidly

cPanel offers to your attention 120+ departments inside the hosting Control Panel. It's a great idea to pick up each and every one of them. And you'd better pick them up quickly... That's excessively insolent on cPanel's side.

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

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