How does cpanel-based website hosting function?

For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel website hosting offerings on the contemporary website hosting market are supplied by a quite insignificant marketing niche (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller hosting is a type of a small-scale marketing niche, which generates an immense number of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying literally the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offers on the whole web hosting marketplace furnish literally the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel site hosting price tags are identical. Quite similar. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other site hosting platform/web page hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is simply a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, remark that one...

200,000 "web space hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet differently branded

The web space hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us come down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Assume you are merely a regular guy who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the website development processes and the web site hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domain names and online portals . Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web hosting variant you can opt for? Sure there is, at present there are more than 200,000 web site hosting distributors in existence. Officially. 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 strictly the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, named in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the assortment on today's site hosting market is... Full stop.

The site hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple arithmetic shows that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a mammoth stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...

The upsides and downsides of the cPanel-based web site hosting solution

Let's not be severe with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly met most web hosting business prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...

Downside Number One: An imbecilic domain folder setup

If you have 2 or more domains, though, be ultra attentive not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very 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 well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Verify for yourself how good cPanel's domain folder arrangement 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)
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)

Are you becoming confused? We absolutely are!

Inconvenience Number Two: The same electronic mail folder system

The e-mail folder structure on the server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin guys strongly increase their belief in God when tackling the email folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to mess things up too gravely.

Negative Point Number 3: An utter deficiency of domain management GUIs

Do we have to point out the absolute lack of a modern domain name management interface - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, change domains' Whois info, shield the Whois info, alter/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" section at all. That's a considerable drawback. An inexcusable one, we wish to add...

Inconvenience Number 4: Numerous login places (minimum 2, maximum 3)

How about the demand for an extra login to avail of the billing, domain and technical support management tool? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based web hosting provider. Occasionally, on the basis of the invoicing transaction system (particularly built for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting firm is utilizing, the earnest customers can end up with 2 additional logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain management GUI; 2: the trouble ticket support user interface), ending up with a total of three user login places (including cPanel).

Weakness No.5: More than a hundred and twenty web space hosting CP menus to get familiar with... swiftly

cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the CP. It's a remarkable idea to pick up each and every one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them fast... That's extremely insolent on cPanel's side.

With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web space hosting vendors:

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