How does cpanel website hosting function?

For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel webspace hosting offerings on the present website hosting market are furnished by a quite inconsiderable marketing segment (when it comes to yearly cash flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web space hosting is a sort of a small-sized marketing segment, which furnishes an immense quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering absolutely the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the site hosting offers on the entire site hosting market provide absolutely the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel website hosting price tags are alike. Quite similar. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other site hosting platform/web hosting CP option. Thus, there is simply one single fact: out of more than 200k hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, mind that one...

Two hundred thousand "web page hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely branded

The site hosting "diversity" and the web page hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us boil down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Assume you are only an ordinary guy who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the web page making procedures and the web site hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domains and web sites . Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any website hosting option you can select? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than 200,000 web space hosting service providers in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand different webspace hosting brand names worldwide will offer you exactly the same cPanel web page hosting Control Panel and platform, named differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the assortment on the present site hosting marketplace is... Period.

The web space hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in

Simple math reveals that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a big stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...

The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel-based web site hosting solution

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

Drawback Number 1: A dumb domain name folder system

If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extra cautious not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to erase on the hosting server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, 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 delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Observe for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain folder setup 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 name)
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 getting confused? We undeniably are!

Disadvantage Number Two: The same mail folder structure

The email folder structure on the web hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin blokes strongly enhance their faith in God when dealing with the email folders on the mail server, praying not to botch things up too fatally.

Weakness Number Three: An utter deficiency of domain name administration menus

Do we have to cite the complete shortage of a contemporary domain name manipulation user interface - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, change domain names' Whois details, shield the Whois details, modify/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's an immense downside. An unforgettable one, we would like to add...

Inconvenience Number 4: Multiple login places (min 2, maximum 3)

What about the necessity for an extra login to utilize the invoicing, domain name and tech support administration section? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel web space hosting service provider. Occasionally, depending on the invoicing system (particularly conceived for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting supplier is utilizing, the avid clients can wind up with 2 additional login places (1: the invoicing/domain name management interface; 2: the ticket support tool), winding up with an aggregate of three login locations (counting cPanel).

Negative Point Number Five: More than 120 site hosting CP departments to get familiar with... rapidly

cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the website hosting CP. It's a marvelous idea to learn each one of them. And you'd better grasp them swiftly... That's very impertinent on cPanel's side.

With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel hosting companies:

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