How does cpanel web hosting work?

For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based web space hosting offers on the current web hosting marketplace are generated by a very unsubstantial business segment (when it comes to annual money flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller site hosting is a sort of a small-sized marketing segment, which furnishes a vast quantity of different web hosting brands, yet offering one and the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web page hosting offers on the whole web page hosting market supply strictly the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based hosting prices are identical. Quite similar. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/web page hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200k web space hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, remark that one...

200,000 "hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely labeled

The site hosting "diversity" and the site hosting "offerings" Google presents to us come down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are simply a regular guy who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web page making processes and the hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domains and websites . Are you prepared to make your web hosting decision? Is there any hosting variant you can choose? Sure there is, at present there are more than 200,000 web page hosting providers in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ different website hosting brand names across the world will offer you the very same cPanel web page hosting CP and platform, named differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the assortment on the present-day hosting market is... Full stop.

The web space hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in

Simple mathematics reveals that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a great stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...

The positive and negative points of the cPanel webspace hosting solution

Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and perhaps covered all web page hosting industry preconditions. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Predicament Number One: A laughable domain name folder arrangement

If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be very careful not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to delete on the hosting server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Verify for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain name folder structure is:

public_html (here is located)
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 name)
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 growing puzzled? We absolutely are!

Weak Side No.2: The same electronic mail folder system

The email folder configuration on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The admin chums strongly strengthen their belief in God when coping with the mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to botch things up too irreparably.

Negative Side Number 3: An utter deficiency of domain name management user interfaces

Do we need to mention the complete lack of a contemporary domain name management GUI - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domains' Whois details, secure the Whois info, alter/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a great weakness. An unforgettable one, we would like to point out...

Disadvantage No.4: Numerous user login locations (minimum 2, maximum 3)

What about the need for an additional login to utilize the invoicing transaction, domain and technical support administration interface? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based web site hosting distributor. Now and then, on the basis of the invoicing transaction platform (especially intended for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting supplier is utilizing, the earnest clients can end up with two additional logins (1: the invoicing/domain administration user interface; 2: the ticket support user interface), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login places (including cPanel).

Negative Point Number Five: More than 120 Control Panel sections to pick up... swiftly

cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the web page hosting Control Panel. It's a great idea to get acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better get to know them fast... That's excessively insolent on cPanel's side.

With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel webspace hosting service providers:

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