How does cpanel hosting function?

For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel web space hosting offerings on today's site hosting market are generated by a very insubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to annual cash flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web site hosting is a kind of a small-sized business segment, which furnishes an immense amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering strictly the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offerings on the whole webspace hosting marketplace provide the very same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting prices are alike. Very identical. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service almost no other hosting platform/web space hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is just a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web space hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, mark that one...

200,000 "web site hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely branded

The web site hosting "diversity" and the web site hosting "offerings" Google shows to us boil down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are just a normal guy who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the website making procedures and the hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domains and websites . Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any webspace hosting variant you can opt for? Sure there is, these days there are more than two hundred thousand site hosting companies in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ unique web site hosting brand names in the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the assortment on the present-day web page hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The web hosting LOTTERY we are all part of

Simple math shows that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is an immense stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...

The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel-based web page hosting solution

Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and presumably met all hosting industry preconditions. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Predicament Number 1: A ludicrous domain name folder setup

If you have two or more domains, though, be ultra attentive not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to remove 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 is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Observe for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain 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)
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)

Are you growing baffled? We definitely are!

Disadvantage Number 2: The very same mail folder setup

The e-mail folder arrangement on the server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin guys firmly enhance their belief in God when coping with the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to muck things up too irreparably.

Drawback Number 3: A total absence of domain name manipulation sections

Do we have to mention the total absence of a modern domain manipulation menu - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, change domains' Whois info, secure the Whois details, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not supply such a "modern" GUI at all. That's a colossal problem. An unforgettable one, we would like to add...

Weakness Number 4: Multiple user login places (min two, max three)

How about the necessity for an additional login to utilize the billing, domain and technical support management system? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based hosting company. Now and then, on the basis of the invoice transaction tool (principally designed for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting distributor is using, the enthusiastic customers can wind up with two additional login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain name administration platform; 2: the trouble ticket support section), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).

Shortcoming Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel areas to grasp... swiftly

cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the webspace hosting Control Panel. It's a superb idea to get to know each one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them briskly... That's excessively insolent on cPanel's side.

With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel website hosting vendors:

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