How does cpanel-based website hosting work?

For your info, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel site hosting offers on the present web site hosting marketplace are provided by a very insignificant marketing niche (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) called hosting reseller. Reseller site hosting is a sort of a small-scale business segment, which furnishes a huge quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering one and the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the webspace hosting offerings on the whole web site hosting marketplace furnish the very same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based web space hosting price tags are similar. Very similar. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service practically no other site hosting platform/CP alternative. Thus, there is simply a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, note that one...

200,000 "webspace hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely named

The web page hosting "variety" and the hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us boil down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web site hosting brand names. Assume you are just a regular bloke who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the site making procedures and the webspace hosting platforms, which actually power the various domain names and online portals . Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web hosting alternative you can choose? Sure there is, these days there are more than 200,000 web hosting firms in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ different webspace hosting brand names around the world will give you literally the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, branded differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the diversity on the present website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The web site hosting LOTTERY we are all part of

Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a huge stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...

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

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

Predicament Number 1: A laughable domain folder arrangement

If you have two or more domains, though, be extremely attentive not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to delete on the web hosting server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Check for yourself how terrific 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 name)
public_html/my-second-wife (a folder part of
public_html/ (an add-on domain name)
public_html/ (an add-on domain name)
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 name)

Are you becoming baffled? We unquestionably are!

Downside Number 2: The same e-mail folder configuration

The email folder arrangement on the hosting server is literally the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin chums firmly fortify their faith in God when dealing with the electronic mail folders on the mail server, praying not to mess things up too gravely.

Disadvantage Number 3: An absolute lack of domain management user interfaces

Do we have to mention the total shortage of a modern domain name administration GUI - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, alter domains' Whois information, shield the Whois information, change/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's an immense downside. An unjustifiable one, we wish to add...

Negative Point Number Four: Many login places (min two, max 3)

How about the need for another login to make use of the billing transaction, domain and tech support administration software platform? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel web hosting service provider. At times, based on the billing transaction tool (especially devised for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting service provider is availing of, the earnest customers can wind up with two extra logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name management system; 2: the ticket support user interface), winding up with a total of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).

Negative Sign No.5: More than 120 hosting CP departments to become acquainted with... rapidly

cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a fabulous idea to become familiar with each one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them quickly... That's excessively impertinent on cPanel's side.

With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel website hosting firms:

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