How does cpanel hosting function?

For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based hosting offers on the present-day site hosting marketplace are provided by a very unsubstantial business niche (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) named reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small business segment, which generates an enormous amount of different web hosting brands, yet providing the very same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the web site hosting offers on the whole web page hosting market supply the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel website hosting price tags are alike. Very identical. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/web site hosting CP option. Thus, there is just one single fact: out of more than 200k web page hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, mind that one...

200,000 "site hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely labeled

The site hosting "variety" and the webspace hosting "offerings" Google presents to us come down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different site hosting brand names. Assume you are only a regular guy who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web page creation processes and the web space hosting platforms, which actually power the different domain names and online portals . Are you prepared to make your hosting choice? Is there any web site hosting variant you can select? Of course there is, now there are more than two hundred thousand web site hosting vendors in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different site hosting brands across the world will offer you the very same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, branded in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how great the variety on the current web site hosting marketplace is... Period.

The web space hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in

Simple mathematics shows that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a big stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than one in 50...

The upsides and downsides of the cPanel-based web page hosting solution

Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and presumably fulfilled all webspace hosting business requirements. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Shortcoming Number 1: A laughable domain folder system

If you have two or more domains, however, be ultra cautious not to remove completely 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 domain names are quite simple to delete on the server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Examine for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain name folder structure is:

public_html (here my-default-domain.com is placed)
public_html/my-family (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-second-domain.com (an add-on domain name)
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 name)
public_html/my-third-wife (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-third-wife.net (an add-on domain)
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 getting perplexed? We absolutely are!

Problem Number 2: The same electronic mail folder system

The e-mail folder structure on the server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin guys firmly strengthen their faith in God when handling the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to mess things up too severely.

Negative Aspect No.3: A thorough deficiency of domain name management user interfaces

Do we have to cite the utter lack of a contemporary domain name administration GUI - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domains' Whois information, secure the Whois details, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not contain such a "modern" section at all. That's a gigantic shortcoming. An unforgettable one, we want to add...

Weak Point No.4: Numerous login places (minimum 2, maximum 3)

How about the demand for another login to utilize the billing, domain and technical support administration tool? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel web site hosting firm. Sometimes, depending on the invoicing platform (particularly conceived for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting vendor is making use of, the devoted customers can end up with 2 extra login places (1: the billing transaction/domain management section; 2: the trouble ticket support user interface), ending up with an aggregate of three user login locations (counting cPanel).

Negative Point Number Five: 120+ webspace hosting CP sections to get acquainted with... quickly

cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 areas inside the web page hosting Control Panel. It's a great idea to become acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them promptly... That's extremely insolent on cPanel's side.

With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web page hosting firms:

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