How does cpanel-based site hosting operate?

For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel site hosting offerings on the present-day web space hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite insubstantial business segment (when it comes to annual money flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller web space hosting is a sort of a small business segment, which provides an enormous number of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing precisely the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the webspace hosting offerings on the entire webspace hosting marketplace supply the very same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel website hosting price tags are similar. Very identical. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service almost no other site hosting platform/web site hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is just a single fact: out of more than 200k web site hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...

200,000 "website hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet differently labeled

The site hosting "diversity" and the web site hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us boil down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web space hosting brand names. Imagine you are just an ordinary guy who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web site development processes and the web site hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domains and web sites . Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any web space hosting option you can pick? Sure there is, at present there are more than 200,000 web page hosting vendors out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ different hosting brands in the world will give you the same cPanel CP and platform, branded differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the variety on the current web page hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The web page hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in

Simple mathematics shows that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting company is an immense strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that an event like that will take place! Less than one in 50...

The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel hosting solution

Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably met most webspace hosting market prerequisites. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Negative Sign Number 1: An idiotic domain name folder arrangement

If you have two or more domain names, however, be ultra watchful not to remove 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 name). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to erase on the web server, because 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 placed 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. Examine for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain folder arrangement 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)
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 getting puzzled? We surely are!

Negative Side Number 2: The very same e-mail folder structure

The electronic mail folder configuration on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin guys strongly enhance their belief in God when managing the mail folders on the email server, hoping not to fuck things up too badly.

Weak Point Number Three: An absolute lack of domain management GUIs

Do we have to refer to the utter lack of a contemporary domain management GUI - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, change domain names' Whois details, secure the Whois details, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not provide such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a mammoth weakness. An unforgivable one, we want to add...

Weakness Number Four: Multiple user login locations (minimum 2, max three)

How about the necessity for another login to utilize the billing, domain name and technical support administration menu? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel webspace hosting vendor. Sometimes, based on the billing system (particularly tailored for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting distributor is availing of, the ardent users can wind up with two additional logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain name administration software; 2: the ticket support GUI), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (including cPanel).

Weak Point Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty hosting Control Panel departments to get familiar with... promptly

cPanel offers to your attention 120+ areas inside the hosting Control Panel. It's a remarkable idea to learn each one of them. And you'd better memorize them briskly... That's excessively arrogant on cPanel's side.

With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel website hosting distributors:

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