How does cpanel web hosting operate?

For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel web page hosting offerings on the present site hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite unsubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to yearly money flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller webspace hosting is a type of a small-scale marketing niche, which generates a big number of different web hosting brands, yet providing literally the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web space hosting offerings on the entire web site hosting marketplace supply absolutely the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based webspace hosting price tags are alike. Very identical. Giving those who require a top web hosting service practically no other web space hosting platform/web site hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is merely a single fact: out of more than 200k webspace hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, note that one...

200k "site hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed

The web space hosting "diversity" and the site hosting "offerings" Google shows to us come down to just one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different site hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are merely an ordinary guy who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the web site creation processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domain names and online portals . Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any webspace hosting alternative you can settle on? Sure there is, at present there are more than 200k web site hosting vendors out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ unique webspace hosting brands worldwide will give you exactly the same cPanel web page hosting Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the diversity on the present web hosting marketplace is... Period.

The website hosting LOTTERY we are all part of

Simple math demonstrates that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a huge stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than one in 50...

The upsides and downsides of the cPanel hosting solution

Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably satisfied all web space hosting market prerequisites. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Downside Number 1: An idiotic domain name folder arrangement

If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be very careful not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to erase on the web server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very famous 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 attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Observe for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain folder structure is:

public_html (here is situated)
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)
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 perplexed? We surely are!

Negative Point Number Two: The same email folder arrangement

The mail folder configuration on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin chums firmly increase their faith in God when handling the e-mail folders on the mail server, praying not to muck things up too irreparably.

Shortcoming Number Three: An entire lack of domain name manipulation sections

Do we need to bring up the total lack of a contemporary domain manipulation GUI - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domains, modify domain names' Whois information, secure the Whois information, change/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not offer such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a major drawback. An inexcusable one, we would like to point out...

Disadvantage Number 4: Multiple user login locations (minimum 2, maximum three)

How about the necessity for an extra login to make use of the invoicing, domain and technical support management section? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based webspace hosting corporation. Sometimes, depending on the invoice transaction platform (especially created for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting company is making use of, the avid clients can wind up with two extra login places (1: the invoicing/domain name administration software solution; 2: the trouble ticket support user interface), winding up with a total of three user login locations (including cPanel).

Drawback Number Five: 120+ web site hosting CP departments to become familiar with... fast

cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the web page hosting CP. It's a terrific idea to get to know each of them. And you'd better pick them up quickly... That's very insolent on cPanel's side.

With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web space hosting corporations:

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