How does cpanel hosting work?

For your info, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel-based web page hosting offers on the present webspace hosting market are furnished by a quite inconsiderable marketing segment (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) called hosting reseller. Reseller site hosting is a type of a small marketing segment, which furnishes an enormous amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing precisely the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the web page hosting offers on the entire hosting market furnish precisely the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based site hosting price tags are similar. Quite similar. Giving those who require a top web hosting service practically no other web page hosting platform/web site hosting Control Panel option. So, there is just a single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, remark that one...

200k "web site hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly named

The site hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us boil down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different site hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are only a regular guy who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web page making processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domains and web sites . Are you prepared to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web page hosting variant you can decide upon? Sure there is, today there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting providers out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand unique web page hosting brand names worldwide will give you precisely the same cPanel webspace hosting CP and platform, named differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the assortment on the contemporary webspace hosting market is... Full stop.

The hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in

Simple math shows that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a big strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...

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

Let's not be harsh with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and perhaps met all site hosting industry requirements. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...

Downside Number 1: An imbecilic domain name folder arrangement

If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extremely watchful not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to erase 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 erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Decide for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain name folder system is:

public_html (here is placed)
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)
public_html/rebeka (a folder part of
public_html/ (a sub-domain of an add-on domain)

Are you getting confused? We undoubtedly are!

Inconvenience No.2: The same email folder configuration

The email folder configuration on the web server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin guys strongly increase their belief in God when dealing with the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to botch things up too gravely.

Weak Side Number 3: An entire lack of domain management user interfaces

Do we need to refer to the entire absence of a contemporary domain name manipulation user interface - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, change domains' Whois details, secure the Whois info, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a gigantic weakness. An unjustifiable one, we wish to point out...

Negative Point No.4: Multiple user login places (minimum two, maximum three)

What about the necessity for an extra login to access the invoicing transaction, domain name and technical support management software solution? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel hosting corporation. Now and then, on the basis of the billing transaction system (particularly devised for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting service provider is using, the devoted clients can end up with two extra logins (1: the invoicing/domain name management software platform; 2: the trouble ticket support software solution), winding up with a total of three login places (including cPanel).

Predicament Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty hosting Control Panel menus to become acquainted with... swiftly

cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the web site hosting Control Panel. It's a great idea to grasp each of them. And you'd better pick them up quickly... That's inordinately arrogant on cPanel's side.

With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web site hosting providers:

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