How does cpanel-based website hosting work?

For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel website hosting offerings on the present web page hosting marketplace are provided by a quite inconsiderable business niche (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) known as reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small marketing niche, which generates a vast number of different web hosting brands, yet providing precisely the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web space hosting offers on the whole site hosting market offer strictly the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based web site hosting prices are identical. Very much alike. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other web space hosting platform/web page hosting CP choice. So, there is only a single fact: out of more than 200,000 webspace hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, note that one...

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

The web page hosting "diversity" and the site hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us come down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web page hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are just a regular fellow who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the website making procedures and the site hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domains and online portals . Are you prepared to make your hosting selection? Is there any webspace hosting alternative you can decide upon? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than 200k web hosting companies out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different hosting brand names around the world will offer you exactly the same cPanel CP and platform, branded in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the diversity on the contemporary web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The webspace hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in

Simple math shows that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a big strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...

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

Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably answered most web page hosting market demands. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...

Inconvenience Number One: A ludicrous domain folder arrangement

If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be very cautious not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub 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 simple to delete on the web hosting server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous 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 attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain folder system is:

public_html (here is situated)
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 growing baffled? We unquestionably are!

Negative Aspect Number 2: The same electronic mail folder setup

The mail folder configuration on the web hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin chums strongly increase their belief in God when handling the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to botch things up too fatally.

Negative Aspect Number 3: An utter lack of domain administration user interfaces

Do we have to cite the thorough absence of a modern domain name management platform - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domain names' Whois information, protect the Whois details, change/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a gigantic problem. An unforgettable one, we wish to point out...

Weakness Number 4: Multiple login locations (min two, max 3)

How about the need for an additional login to utilize the billing transaction, domain name and tech support management software solution? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based web page hosting provider. Occasionally, depending on the invoicing platform (principally devised for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting firm is making use of, the devoted clients can end up with two extra logins (1: the invoicing/domain administration tool; 2: the trouble ticket support user interface), ending up with a total of three login locations (counting cPanel).

Negative Sign No.5: More than a hundred and twenty hosting Control Panel menus to learn... fast

cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the web site hosting Control Panel. It's a great idea to memorize each and every one of them. And you'd better memorize them fast... That's excessively impertinent on cPanel's side.

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

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