How does cpanel-based website hosting operate?

For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel web hosting offers on the contemporary hosting market are furnished by a quite unsubstantial marketing segment (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) called reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a sort of a small marketing niche, which generates an enormous number of different web hosting brands, yet supplying literally the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web page hosting offers on the entire web hosting marketplace furnish precisely the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based web page hosting price tags are similar. Very identical. Giving those who require a top web hosting service practically no other web site hosting platform/website hosting CP option. Thus, there is merely a single fact: out of more than 200,000 webspace hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, note that one...

200k "web site hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named

The website hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google shows to us boil down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different webspace hosting brand names. Suppose you are only a regular chap who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the site making procedures and the site hosting platforms, which actually power the various domains and online portals . Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any web page hosting variant you can choose? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than 200k site hosting corporations in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different webspace hosting brands worldwide will offer you precisely the same cPanel web space hosting CP and platform, named in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the assortment on today's site hosting market is... Full stop.

The web site hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple mathematics shows that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a great strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...

The pluses and minuses of the cPanel hosting solution

Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly satisfied most web site hosting market preconditions. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...

Negative Side Number One: A foolish domain folder configuration

If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extra attentive not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub 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 simple to delete on the web hosting server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Examine for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain folder configuration 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 name)
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 getting baffled? We surely are!

Drawback Number Two: The very same email folder configuration

The mail folder structure on the web hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Making the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin blokes firmly fortify their faith in God when handling the e-mail folders on the email server, hoping not to screw things up too seriously.

Negative Aspect Number 3: A sheer shortage of domain name manipulation user interfaces

Do we need to mention the total lack of a modern domain name manipulation interface - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, edit domain names' Whois details, shield the Whois info, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not include such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a mammoth weakness. An unforgivable one, we would like to add...

Drawback Number 4: Many user login locations (min two, max 3)

How about the need for an extra login to access the billing transaction, domain and tech support management section? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel site hosting company. Now and then, on the basis of the invoice transaction platform (especially built for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting provider is availing of, the zealous customers can end up with 2 extra login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain management platform; 2: the trouble ticket support tool), winding up with a total of 3 user login places (including cPanel).

Disadvantage Number 5: More than 120 web page hosting Control Panel sections to learn... swiftly

cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 areas inside the Control Panel. It's a terrific idea to get familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them quickly... That's inordinately arrogant on cPanel's side.

With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based site hosting suppliers:

As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...