How does cpanel-based web hosting function?

For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel website hosting offerings on the contemporary site hosting market are furnished by a quite insubstantial business niche (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) named reseller hosting. Reseller web space hosting is a kind of a small-scale marketing segment, which supplies an enormous amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering the very same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the site hosting offerings on the entire website hosting market furnish one and the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting price tags are similar. Quite identical. Giving those who require a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/webspace hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is just a single fact: out of more than 200k webspace hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, mind that one...

200,000 "website hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named

The web site hosting "diversity" and the web page hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us come down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Imagine you are just an ordinary fellow who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web site development procedures and the site hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domains and web portals . Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web page hosting variant you can choose? Of course there is, now there are more than 200,000 site hosting providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand different web page hosting brands all over the world will give you strictly the same cPanel hosting CP and platform, named in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the diversity on the current web space hosting market is... Period.

The site hosting LOTTERY we are all part of

Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a gigantic stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will occur! Less than one in 50...

The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel hosting solution

Let's not be merciless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps satisfied most hosting business demands. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...

Downside Number One: An imbecilic domain folder system

If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extra watchful not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to remove on the web hosting server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, 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 remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Examine for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain folder arrangement is:

public_html (here my-default-domain.com is placed)
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)
public_html/my-third-wife (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-third-wife.net (an add-on domain name)
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 puzzled? We doubtlessly are!

Weak Side Number 2: The very same e-mail folder structure

The email folder configuration on the hosting server is literally the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin blokes firmly increase their belief in God when dealing with the mail folders on the email server, hoping not to fuck things up too harshly.

Disadvantage No.3: An absolute absence of domain manipulation sections

Do we need to mention the sheer shortage of a modern domain management tool - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domains, modify domains' Whois details, shield the Whois information, change/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not contain such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's an immense disadvantage. An unforgettable one, we want to add...

Drawback Number Four: Multiple user login places (min 2, maximum 3)

How about the demand for an extra login to make use of the invoicing transaction, domain and tech support management software? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel hosting service provider. Now and then, based on the billing transaction tool (particularly tailored for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting vendor is availing of, the zealous clients can end up with two additional login locations (1: the invoicing/domain name management user interface; 2: the trouble ticket support platform), ending up with an aggregate of three login locations (counting cPanel).

Negative Point No.5: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting CP areas to get to know... fast

cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a superb idea to learn each and every one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them swiftly... That's inordinately impertinent on cPanel's side.

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

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