How does cpanel-based website hosting work?

For your info, it's good to know that most of the cPanel web hosting offers on the current web hosting marketplace are supplied by a very unsubstantial marketing segment (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-scale marketing niche, which provides an enormous quantity of different web hosting brand names, 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 ninety eight percent of the website hosting offerings on the whole webspace hosting market provide the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel web page hosting price tags are alike. Very much alike. Giving those who require a top web hosting service almost no other web space hosting platform/web site hosting CP choice. Thus, there is only a single fact: out of more than 200,000 web site hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, mind that one...

200,000 "webspace hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely labeled

The web hosting "diversity" and the web site hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us boil down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web space hosting brand names. Imagine you are merely a regular chap who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the website development procedures and the webspace hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domain names and web pages . Are you prepared to make your web hosting selection? Is there any web hosting alternative you can settle on? Of course there is, today there are more than two hundred thousand hosting providers in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ unique web site hosting brands all over the world will give you absolutely the same cPanel web space hosting CP and platform, branded differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how great the diversity on the current web page hosting marketplace is... Period.

The web space hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in

Simple arithmetic shows that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a huge strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...

The strong and weak sides of the cPanel web space hosting solution

Let's not be harsh with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and perhaps met most web page hosting industry prerequisites. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...

Weak Point Number 1: An idiotic domain name folder configuration

If you have two or more domain names, though, be very cautious not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to delete on the web server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Examine for yourself how good cPanel's domain name folder setup is:

public_html (here is placed)
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 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 name)

Are you getting confused? We undoubtedly are!

Weakness Number 2: The very same e-mail folder configuration

The e-mail folder configuration on the hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin guys firmly increase their faith in God when dealing with the email folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to fuck things up too irretrievably.

Negative Aspect No.3: A sheer deficiency of domain name management options

Do we need to bring up the absolute lack of a modern domain manipulation tool - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, alter domain names' Whois information, shield the Whois info, modify/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not contain such a "modern" section at all. That's a major problem. An inexcusable one, we would like to point out...

Negative Sign No.4: Multiple user login locations (minimum 2, maximum 3)

How about the need for another login to make use of the billing, domain and technical support management software? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel web page hosting vendor. At times, depending on the invoicing transaction platform (principally meant for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting supplier is utilizing, the ardent customers can wind up with 2 extra logins (1: the billing transaction/domain name management system; 2: the ticket support platform), ending up with a total of three user login places (including cPanel).

Downside No.5: More than one hundred and twenty web page hosting Control Panel menus to grasp... quickly

cPanel presents for your consideration 120+ departments inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a remarkable idea to become familiar with each of them. And you'd better become familiar with them swiftly... That's excessively impertinent on cPanel's side.

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

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