How does cpanel-based site hosting function?

For your info, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel web site hosting offers on today's webspace hosting market are supplied by a very unsubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to annual capital flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-sized marketing segment, which furnishes a big number of different web hosting brand names, yet offering exactly the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the webspace hosting offers on the whole website hosting market offer exactly the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel webspace hosting prices are alike. Very similar. Giving those who require a top web hosting service almost no other web site hosting platform/web site hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is only a single fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...

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

The web space hosting "variety" and the hosting "offers" Google presents to us come down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web space hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are simply a normal chap who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the website making procedures and the webspace hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domain names and web portals . Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web page hosting alternative you can decide upon? Of course there is, these days there are more than two hundred thousand hosting vendors out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ different website hosting brands all over the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel web page hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the variety on the current website hosting market is... Full stop.

The website hosting LOTTERY we are all part of

Simple math reveals that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting company is an immense stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...

The positive and negative sides of the cPanel-based webspace hosting solution

Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably fulfilled most webspace hosting industry prerequisites. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...

Negative Side Number 1: A laughable domain name folder configuration

If you have 2 or more domains, however, be very careful not to delete entirely 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 very easy to remove on the server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated 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. Examine for yourself how good cPanel's domain name folder setup 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)
public_html/rebeka (a folder part of
public_html/ (a sub-domain of an add-on domain)

Are you getting puzzled? We clearly are!

Shortcoming Number 2: The very same electronic mail folder system

The email folder arrangement on the web server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin guys strongly reinforce their belief in God when handling the e-mail folders on the mail server, praying not to fuck things up too seriously.

Weak Point Number 3: An absolute lack of domain manipulation GUIs

Do we have to refer to the utter lack of a contemporary domain name administration interface - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domain names' Whois details, protect the Whois info, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" tool at all. That's a huge predicament. An unjustifiable one, we would like to add...

Problem Number Four: Multiple user login places (min 2, max three)

How about the demand for an additional login to utilize the invoice transaction, domain name and technical support management GUI? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based web page hosting provider. Sometimes, depending on the invoice transaction tool (especially devised for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting corporation is availing of, the eager users can wind up with 2 extra login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain name management tool; 2: the ticket support system), winding up with a total of 3 login locations (including cPanel).

Weakness No.5: 120+ CP menus to get acquainted with... briskly

cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the hosting Control Panel. It's a marvelous idea to become acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better pick them up rapidly... That's very arrogant on cPanel's side.

With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web site hosting corporations:

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