How does cpanel-based site hosting work?

For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel-based website hosting offers on the contemporary web site hosting marketplace are provided by a very insubstantial marketing segment (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) called hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small-scale business segment, which furnishes a vast amount of different web hosting brand names, yet offering strictly the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the webspace hosting offerings on the whole site hosting marketplace provide the very same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel web site hosting price tags are similar. Very much alike. Giving those who require a top web hosting service almost no other site hosting platform/webspace hosting CP option. Thus, there is merely a single fact: out of more than 200k web site hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, note that one...

Two hundred thousand "web hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly branded

The web page hosting "diversity" and the web space hosting "offers" Google shows to us boil down to just one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different webspace hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are merely a regular bloke who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the site creation processes and the web page hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domain names and web pages . Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any web page hosting option you can settle on? Sure there is, today there are more than 200k web page hosting corporations out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique web site hosting brands all over the world will offer you the same cPanel web page hosting Control Panel and platform, named differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how great the diversity on the contemporary web hosting market is... Period.

The web hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple mathematics demonstrates that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a gigantic stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...

The pluses and minuses of the cPanel-based site hosting solution

Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and presumably met most site hosting industry demands. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...

Disadvantage No.1: A laughable domain folder arrangement

If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extremely careful not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to erase on the web server, because 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 is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Decide for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain folder arrangement is:

public_html (here is placed)
public_html/my-family (a folder part of
public_html/ (an add-on domain name)
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)
public_html/rebeka (a folder part of
public_html/ (a sub-domain of an add-on domain name)

Are you getting confused? We certainly are!

Problem No.2: The very same electronic mail folder structure

The electronic mail folder configuration on the server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The admin guys firmly fortify their faith in God when dealing with the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to mess things up too harshly.

Inconvenience Number 3: A thorough absence of domain name manipulation interfaces

Do we need to point out the thorough lack of a modern domain management tool - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, change domains' Whois info, secure the Whois information, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not have such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a huge drawback. An unforgivable one, we would like to add...

Drawback Number Four: Numerous login places (min 2, max 3)

How about the need for an extra login to utilize the billing, domain and tech support administration software solution? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based web space hosting corporation. Sometimes, depending on the invoice transaction tool (particularly made for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting company is utilizing, the earnest users can wind up with 2 additional logins (1: the billing/domain name management GUI; 2: the ticket support interface), ending up with a total of 3 user login locations (counting cPanel).

Predicament Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty Control Panel departments to pick up... quickly

cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 departments inside the website hosting CP. It's a fabulous idea to learn each one of them. And you'd better grasp them briskly... That's quite arrogant on cPanel's side.

With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web hosting service providers:

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