How does cpanel hosting operate?

For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel website hosting offers on the current hosting market are provided by a very insignificant marketing niche (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller webspace hosting is a kind of a small-sized marketing segment, which furnishes a huge number of different web hosting brand names, yet providing precisely the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the web space hosting offerings on the entire web site hosting marketplace furnish the very same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based web page hosting price tags are alike. Very similar. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other web space hosting platform/web page hosting CP choice. So, there is only a single fact: out of more than 200k web site hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, mark that one...

200k "web page hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed

The site hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offers" Google shows to us come down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Suppose you are just an ordinary person who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the web page making procedures and the web site hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domain names and websites . Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web site hosting alternative you can opt for? Sure there is, as of now there are more than 200k web hosting firms in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different website hosting brand names across the world will give you precisely the same cPanel site hosting CP and platform, branded differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the diversity on the present-day web space hosting marketplace is... Period.

The website hosting LOTTERY we are all part of

Simple mathematics shows that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a gigantic stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...

The pros and cons of the cPanel-based site hosting solution

Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and presumably answered all hosting business prerequisites. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...

Negative Sign Number 1: A laughable domain folder arrangement

If you have two or more domains, however, be ultra watchful not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to delete on the web server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Check for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain folder system is:

public_html (here is located)
public_html/my-family (a folder part of
public_html/ (an add-on domain)
public_html/my-second-wife (a folder part of
public_html/ (an add-on domain)
public_html/ (an add-on domain)
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 growing confused? We surely are!

Weak Point Number 2: The very same electronic mail folder setup

The e-mail folder arrangement on the server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin chums firmly increase their faith in God when coping with the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to mess things up too badly.

Negative Side No.3: A total deficiency of domain name administration tools

Do we need to mention the utter deficiency of a modern domain management menu - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, modify domains' Whois info, protect the Whois details, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not provide such a "modern" menu at all. That's an enormous downside. An unpardonable one, we would like to add...

Predicament Number Four: Many login places (minimum two, max 3)

How about the need for an extra login to access the invoicing transaction, domain name and technical support administration section? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based web space hosting distributor. At times, on the basis of the invoicing transaction platform (particularly created for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting service provider is availing of, the eager clients can wind up with two additional login locations (1: the billing/domain name administration software; 2: the trouble ticket support interface), winding up with a total of 3 login places (counting cPanel).

Negative Side Number Five: 120+ website hosting CP departments to become acquainted with... rapidly

cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty areas inside the web site hosting CP. It's a remarkable idea to become acquainted with each of them. And you'd better learn them promptly... That's way too arrogant on cPanel's side.

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

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