How does cpanel website hosting function?

For your info, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel site hosting offers on the current web page hosting market are supplied by a quite insubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to yearly cash flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller site hosting is a kind of a small-scale marketing niche, which generates a vast number of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing one and the same thing: mainly 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 whole site hosting marketplace supply the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel web site hosting prices are similar. Very identical. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is simply one single fact: out of more than 200k website hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...

Two hundred thousand "web hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed

The site hosting "variety" and the web site hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us boil down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different site hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are merely an average person who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the site making procedures and the webspace hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domains and web sites . Are you prepared to make your hosting selection? Is there any webspace hosting alternative you can pick? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than two hundred thousand web site hosting providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand different web space hosting brand names in the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel web space hosting CP and platform, named differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the variety on the present-day site hosting market is... Period.

The web space hosting LOTTERY we are all part of

Simple math reveals that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is an enormous stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...

The upsides and downsides of the cPanel hosting solution

Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps fulfilled most web hosting industry prerequisites. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...

Disadvantage Number One: An idiotic domain name folder system

If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be very attentive not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to delete on the server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain name folder configuration is:

public_html (here is situated)
public_html/my-family (a folder part of
public_html/ (an add-on domain name)
public_html/my-second-wife (a folder part of
public_html/ (an add-on domain name)
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)

Are you getting bewildered? We unquestionably are!

Disadvantage Number Two: The same electronic mail folder configuration

The e-mail folder configuration on the server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chaps strongly fortify their faith in God when tackling the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to muck things up too fatally.

Negative Sign No.3: A total deficiency of domain name manipulation user interfaces

Do we have to refer to the absolute shortage of a modern domain management tool - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domains' Whois info, protect the Whois info, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a major shortcoming. An inexcusable one, we want to add...

Negative Sign No.4: Multiple user login locations (min two, max three)

How about the need for an extra login to access the billing, domain and tech support management interface? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel website hosting firm. Occasionally, depending on the invoicing transaction tool (especially conceived for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting provider is utilizing, the devoted customers can end up with 2 additional logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain name administration interface; 2: the trouble ticket support software platform), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login places (counting cPanel).

Negative Aspect Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty web page hosting CP menus to learn... quickly

cPanel offers to your attention more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the site hosting Control Panel. It's a wonderful idea to become acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better grasp them fast... That's quite impudent on cPanel's side.

With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting firms:

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