How does cpanel site hosting work?

For your info, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel-based web site hosting offers on the present web space hosting market are provided by a very insignificant marketing niche (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) named reseller hosting. Reseller web page hosting is a type of a small-scale marketing segment, which generates a vast number of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing precisely the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the hosting offerings on the whole web page hosting marketplace offer absolutely the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel website hosting price tags are similar. Very similar. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other hosting platform/web page hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is simply one single fact: out of more than 200k site hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, remark that one...

Two hundred thousand "site hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named

The web space hosting "variety" and the hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us boil down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web space hosting brand names. Imagine you are only an ordinary person who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the website making processes and the web site hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domains and web pages . Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any web site hosting alternative you can decide upon? Sure there is, now there are more than 200,000 web page hosting vendors in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ unique webspace hosting brand names in the world will give you the very same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, labeled differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the assortment on the present web page hosting market is... Full stop.

The web hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple mathematics reveals that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is an immense strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will occur! Less than one in 50...

The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel website hosting solution

Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and perhaps fulfilled most webspace hosting market demands. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...

Disadvantage Number 1: A stupid domain folder structure

If you have two or more domain names, however, be ultra careful not to erase completely 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 domain names are very simple to delete on the web server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular 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 erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Decide for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain name folder setup is:

public_html (here my-default-domain.com is located)
public_html/my-family (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-second-domain.com (an add-on domain name)
public_html/my-second-wife (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-second-wife.net (an add-on domain name)
public_html/my-third-domain.com (an add-on domain)
public_html/my-third-wife (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-third-wife.net (an add-on domain name)
public_html/rebeka (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/rebeka.my-third-wife.net (a sub-domain of an add-on domain)

Are you growing perplexed? We clearly are!

Negative Sign Number Two: The same electronic mail folder arrangement

The email folder structure on the server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin blokes firmly fortify their faith in God when coping with the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to fuck things up too badly.

Shortcoming Number 3: An absolute deficiency of domain management user interfaces

Do we have to mention the sheer lack of a modern domain manipulation menu - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domains, alter domains' Whois info, protect the Whois details, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's an immense downside. An unforgivable one, we want to add...

Negative Point Number 4: Multiple user login places (min 2, maximum 3)

What about the necessity for an extra login to make use of the invoicing, domain name and technical support administration menu? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel web site hosting corporation. At times, depending on the invoicing system (particularly meant for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting firm is using, the zealous customers can end up with 2 extra logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name administration menu; 2: the trouble ticket support software platform), winding up with a total of three user login locations (counting cPanel).

Negative Side Number 5: 120+ web page hosting CP sections to memorize... quickly

cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the web site hosting Control Panel. It's a fantastic idea to get acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them promptly... That's extremely insolent on cPanel's side.

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

As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...