How does cpanel hosting operate?

For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel web hosting offerings on the contemporary website hosting market are provided by a quite inconsiderable business segment (as far as annual money flow is concerned) named hosting reseller. Reseller web page hosting is a type of a small-size marketing niche, which supplies an immense amount of different web hosting brands, yet providing the very same services: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web page hosting offers on the whole web page hosting market offer literally the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based web space hosting price tags are alike. Quite identical. Giving those who require a top web hosting service practically no other web page hosting platform/site hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is merely one single fact: out of more than 200,000 webspace hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, note that one...

200,000 "web site hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named

The site hosting "diversity" and the web site hosting "offers" Google reveals to us boil down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are merely a normal fellow who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the web site creation procedures and the web space hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domain names and web pages . Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any website hosting variant you can settle on? Sure there is, at the moment there are more than 200k webspace hosting vendors out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different hosting brand names worldwide will give you the very same cPanel site hosting CP and platform, branded differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the diversity on the current hosting marketplace is... Period.

The web page hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple arithmetic reveals that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a huge stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will take place! Less than one in 50...

The strong and weak sides of the cPanel-based site hosting solution

Let's not be merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and perhaps satisfied all hosting industry requirements. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Downside No.1: A moronic domain name folder structure

If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extra cautious not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to erase on the web hosting server, since they all are set up 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 domain names, please. Decide for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain folder setup is:

public_html (here my-default-domain.com is situated)
public_html/my-family (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-second-domain.com (an add-on domain)
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 confused? We undoubtedly are!

Downside Number Two: The very same e-mail folder structure

The electronic mail folder structure on the web hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin chaps firmly enhance their faith in God when tackling the electronic mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to fuck things up too badly.

Weakness No.3: An utter deficiency of domain name administration menus

Do we need to point out the total absence of a contemporary domain name administration tool - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domain names' Whois info, protect the Whois information, edit/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a major downside. An unjustifiable one, we would like to add...

Weak Side Number 4: Numerous login locations (min two, maximum three)

What about the necessity for an extra login to make use of the invoice transaction, domain name and tech support management software solution? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based site hosting corporation. At times, based on the invoicing transaction system (particularly designed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting service provider is utilizing, the keen customers can wind up with 2 additional login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name management interface; 2: the ticket support menu), winding up with a total of 3 user login locations (counting cPanel).

Problem No.5: More than 120 web site hosting CP areas to grasp... rapidly

cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the hosting Control Panel. It's a glorious idea to get to know each and every one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them quickly... That's extremely insolent on cPanel's side.

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

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