How does cpanel web site hosting function?

For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based web space hosting offers on the contemporary hosting marketplace are generated by a very insignificant marketing segment (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) named hosting reseller. Reseller web site hosting is a kind of a small-sized business segment, which provides a vast quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet offering precisely the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the website hosting offers on the whole web space hosting marketplace provide absolutely the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel hosting prices are identical. Quite similar. Giving those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other hosting platform/web site hosting CP choice. So, there is simply one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web space hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, note that one...

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

The webspace hosting "variety" and the site hosting "offerings" Google presents to us boil down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Imagine you are merely a regular fellow who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web site creation processes and the webspace hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domains and web sites . Are you prepared to make your web hosting selection? Is there any webspace hosting alternative you can choose? Of course there is, at the moment there are more than two hundred thousand site hosting suppliers in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ different web space hosting brands all over the world will offer you precisely the same cPanel webspace hosting CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the diversity on the current site hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The web space hosting LOTTERY we are all part of

Simple arithmetic shows that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a gigantic stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...

The positive and negative sides of the cPanel website hosting solution

Let's not be unfair with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and probably covered most hosting business requirements. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Negative Aspect Number One: A moronic domain folder system

If you have two or more domain names, though, be ultra cautious not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to erase on the web hosting server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed 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. Observe for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain name folder setup is:

public_html (here is located)
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 name)
public_html/ (an add-on domain name)
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)

Are you becoming confused? We undoubtedly are!

Weakness No.2: The very same electronic mail folder arrangement

The electronic mail folder configuration on the web server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes firmly reinforce their belief in God when dealing with the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to screw things up too badly.

Weak Point Number 3: A thorough lack of domain name manipulation tools

Do we need to bring up the utter deficiency of a contemporary domain manipulation platform - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domain names, change domains' Whois info, secure the Whois details, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not have such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a mammoth predicament. An unjustifiable one, we want to point out...

Predicament Number Four: Many login places (min 2, maximum 3)

How about the necessity for another login to utilize the invoicing transaction, domain name and tech support administration software solution? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel web page hosting provider. Occasionally, based on the invoicing tool (principally invented for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting supplier is utilizing, the eager users can wind up with 2 extra login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain management software solution; 2: the trouble ticket support GUI), winding up with an aggregate of three user login locations (including cPanel).

Inconvenience Number 5: 120+ site hosting CP sections to pick up... quickly

cPanel offers to your attention 120+ areas inside the web site hosting CP. It's a superb idea to learn each and every one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them quickly... That's excessively arrogant on cPanel's side.

With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel webspace hosting service providers:

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