How does cpanel web site hosting function?

For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel website hosting offers on the current site hosting marketplace are provided by a very insubstantial marketing segment (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller webspace hosting is a kind of a small-size marketing segment, which supplies a vast quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing the very same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offerings on the whole web page hosting marketplace supply literally the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel web hosting price tags are similar. Very much alike. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/hosting CP option. Thus, there is merely one single fact: out of more than 200,000 site hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, mark that one...

Two hundred thousand "web space hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet diversely labeled

The web page hosting "variety" and the web site hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us boil down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are just an average bloke who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the website creation processes and the web page hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domain names and web portals . Are you prepared to make your web hosting selection? Is there any web site hosting variant you can decide upon? Of course there is, these days there are more than 200,000 web site hosting distributors in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ unique website hosting brands around the world will give you the very same cPanel site hosting Control Panel and platform, named differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the diversity on today's site hosting market is... Full stop.

The site hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in

Simple mathematics reveals that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a gigantic stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...

The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel web page hosting solution

Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly fulfilled most web page hosting business preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Weak Point No.1: An idiotic domain name folder arrangement

If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extra careful not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub 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 quite easy to delete on the web 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 is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Decide for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain folder configuration is:

public_html (here my-default-domain.com is located)
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 name)
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 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)

Are you becoming puzzled? We absolutely are!

Negative Sign No.2: The very same e-mail folder structure

The mail folder structure on the server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin blokes strongly enhance their faith in God when tackling the mail folders on the email server, praying not to fuck things up too irretrievably.

Weakness Number 3: A total absence of domain management tools

Do we have to point out the absolute absence of a contemporary domain management GUI - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domain names' Whois info, protect the Whois details, alter/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not provide such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's an enormous drawback. An unpardonable one, we wish to point out...

Shortcoming No.4: Numerous user login places (minimum two, max 3)

How about the necessity for an extra login to utilize the invoicing, domain and technical support administration software? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based web page hosting vendor. Now and then, depending on the invoice transaction platform (principally developed for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting supplier is using, the ardent users can end up with two extra login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain name management user interface; 2: the ticket support platform), ending up with a total of three user login places (counting cPanel).

Shortcoming No.5: More than a hundred and twenty web space hosting Control Panel departments to become acquainted with... quickly

cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the webspace hosting Control Panel. It's a fine idea to get familiar with each of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them swiftly... That's extremely insolent on cPanel's side.

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

As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...