How does cpanel-based site hosting operate?

For your info, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel webspace hosting offerings on today's web page hosting marketplace are provided by a very insignificant marketing niche (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-sized marketing niche, which generates a vast amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing absolutely the 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 offers on the whole web site hosting market offer absolutely the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel hosting prices are alike. Very much alike. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other web space hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is only a single fact: out of more than 200,000 webspace hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, remark that one...

200k "hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely labeled

The webspace hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us come down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web site hosting brand names. Assume you are merely an ordinary bloke who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the website making procedures and the webspace hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domain names and online portals . Are you prepared to make your hosting choice? Is there any web space hosting alternative you can choose? Of course there is, at present there are more than 200k web page hosting service providers out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique webspace hosting brands across the world will give you strictly the same cPanel webspace hosting CP and platform, branded in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the diversity on the current web page hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The web page hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in

Simple math reveals that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is an enormous stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...

The positive and negative sides of the cPanel-based hosting solution

Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and presumably satisfied most hosting market demands. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...

Weak Point Number One: An imbecilic domain name folder configuration

If you have 2 or more domains, though, be ultra watchful not to remove entirely 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 domains are very simple to erase on the web server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very well known 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 domains, please. Determine for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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)
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)
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 getting confused? We certainly are!

Negative Point No.2: The same email folder setup

The email folder arrangement on the web hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Making the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chaps strongly strengthen their belief in God when tackling the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to bungle things up too severely.

Negative Point Number 3: A total shortage of domain administration options

Do we have to bring up the entire absence of a contemporary domain manipulation interface - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, modify domains' Whois details, shield the Whois details, alter/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not furnish such a "modern" tool at all. That's a colossal disadvantage. An unforgettable one, we want to point out...

Disadvantage No.4: Numerous login locations (min two, max 3)

How about the necessity for another login to use the billing transaction, domain and tech support administration system? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based web page hosting company. At times, depending on the invoice transaction tool (especially made for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting service provider is utilizing, the enthusiastic users can end up with two extra login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain name management software platform; 2: the trouble ticket support interface), winding up with a total of 3 login places (including cPanel).

Negative Aspect No.5: More than one hundred and twenty web site hosting Control Panel sections to grasp... quickly

cPanel presents for your consideration more than 120 menus inside the webspace hosting Control Panel. It's a marvelous idea to get familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better memorize them swiftly... That's extremely arrogant on cPanel's side.

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

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