How does cpanel web site hosting operate?

For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel web space hosting offerings on today's site hosting marketplace are generated by a quite insignificant business segment (as far as annual money flow is concerned) known as hosting reseller. Reseller web site hosting is a kind of a small-scale business niche, which provides a huge number of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing one and the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the webspace hosting offers on the whole web hosting market supply the very same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel site hosting price tags are alike. Quite identical. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is simply a single fact: out of more than 200k site hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, note that one...

200k "hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet diversely named

The hosting "variety" and the web site hosting "offers" Google presents to us boil down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different webspace hosting brand names. Imagine you are only an ordinary chap who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the website creation procedures and the web page hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domains and web pages . Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any webspace hosting option you can pick? Of course there is, right now there are more than 200k webspace hosting providers out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ different web hosting brand names around the world will give you precisely the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, branded differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the variety on the current web space hosting market is... Full stop.

The website hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple math shows that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a mammoth strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...

The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel hosting solution

Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly covered most website hosting industry demands. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...

Inconvenience No.1: An idiotic domain name folder arrangement

If you have 2 or more domains, though, be very careful not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to remove on the hosting server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Determine for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain folder structure is:

public_html (here my-default-domain.com is situated)
public_html/my-family (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-second-domain.com (an add-on domain)
public_html/my-second-wife (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-second-wife.net (an add-on domain)
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 name)

Are you getting disorientated? We definitely are!

Predicament No.2: The very same e-mail folder system

The email folder configuration on the web server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chaps strongly reinforce their belief in God when handling the e-mail folders on the email server, hoping not to botch things up too gravely.

Weak Point Number Three: A thorough shortage of domain name manipulation sections

Do we have to bring up the thorough absence of a modern domain management platform - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domains' Whois info, shield the Whois details, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not provide such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a great disadvantage. An unforgivable one, we would like to add...

Shortcoming Number Four: Multiple user login locations (min 2, max three)

What about the need for an additional login to utilize the billing, domain and tech support management interface? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based web site hosting distributor. Occasionally, on the basis of the invoice transaction system (principally meant for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting service provider is using, the enthusiastic users can end up with two extra login locations (1: the billing/domain administration section; 2: the trouble ticket support tool), winding up with an aggregate of three login locations (counting cPanel).

Drawback Number 5: 120+ webspace hosting Control Panel areas to get familiar with... promptly

cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ departments inside the site hosting CP. It's a glorious idea to get acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them fast... That's excessively impudent on cPanel's side.

With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel hosting service providers:

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