How does cpanel-based site hosting function?

For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel site hosting offerings on the present website hosting market are supplied by a very inconsiderable marketing niche (when it comes to annual cash flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller webspace hosting is a type of a small marketing niche, which supplies a big number of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing one and the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the site hosting offers on the entire webspace hosting market offer precisely the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting prices are identical. Very much alike. Giving those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other hosting platform/web space hosting Control Panel option. So, there is merely a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web site hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...

200,000 "web page hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly labeled

The web page hosting "variety" and the webspace hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us boil down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different webspace hosting brand names. Suppose you are merely a regular chap who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web page development procedures and the hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domain names and websites . Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any hosting option you can pick? Of course there is, these days there are more than 200k web site hosting suppliers in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand different web hosting brand names across the world will give you absolutely the same cPanel CP and platform, branded in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the variety on the contemporary hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in

Simple mathematics shows that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is an immense strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...

The pros and cons of the cPanel site hosting solution

Let's not be harsh with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly answered all site hosting industry preconditions. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...

Negative Aspect No.1: An idiotic domain folder arrangement

If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extremely careful not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to erase on the hosting server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Examine for yourself how great cPanel's domain name folder system 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 name)
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)

Are you growing perplexed? We definitely are!

Shortcoming No.2: The very same mail folder system

The electronic mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Making the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin blokes firmly reinforce their belief in God when managing the e-mail folders on the email server, praying not to muck things up too fatally.

Weakness Number 3: A complete absence of domain name administration sections

Do we need to refer to the absolute deficiency of a modern domain manipulation tool - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domains, modify domains' Whois information, secure the Whois info, change/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not have such a "contemporary" section at all. That's an enormous predicament. An unpardonable one, we want to point out...

Inconvenience Number Four: Many login locations (min 2, max 3)

How about the necessity for an extra login to make use of the invoicing, domain and tech support administration system? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based web hosting distributor. At times, based on the invoicing platform (particularly tailored for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting provider is utilizing, the devoted clients can end up with 2 additional logins (1: the invoicing/domain name administration section; 2: the trouble ticket support system), ending up with an aggregate of three login places (counting cPanel).

Inconvenience No.5: 120+ webspace hosting Control Panel departments to become acquainted with... rapidly

cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 sections inside the hosting CP. It's a great idea to pick up each and every one of them. And you'd better get to know them briskly... That's way too impertinent on cPanel's side.

With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web space hosting vendors:

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