How does cpanel site hosting operate?

For your info, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel website hosting offerings on the current site hosting market are provided by a very insignificant marketing niche (when it comes to yearly cash flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller hosting is a type of a small-scale business niche, which furnishes a vast amount of different web hosting brands, yet supplying literally the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the site hosting offerings on the entire site hosting marketplace supply the very same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel web hosting price tags are identical. Very much alike. Giving those who require a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/webspace hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is merely a 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%, remark that one...

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

The hosting "variety" and the web site hosting "offerings" Google shows to us come down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different site hosting brand names. Assume you are merely a normal chap who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the web page making procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domains and sites . Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web hosting variant you can decide upon? Sure there is, these days there are more than 200,000 web page hosting distributors out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ unique webspace hosting brands across the world will give you absolutely the same cPanel web space hosting CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how large the variety on the current web page hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The site hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple math demonstrates that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a big strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will occur! Less than one in 50...

The positive and negative points of the cPanel-based website hosting solution

Let's not be harsh with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps fulfilled all web hosting business demands. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Negative Point Number One: A foolish domain name folder setup

If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be very watchful not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to remove on the web hosting server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very famous 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 attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Discover for yourself how great cPanel's domain folder setup is:

public_html (here my-default-domain.com is situated)
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 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 growing confused? We surely are!

Weakness Number 2: The very same e-mail folder configuration

The mail folder configuration on the hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chums strongly enhance their belief in God when dealing with the email folders on the e-mail server, praying not to fuck things up too seriously.

Weakness No.3: An absolute shortage of domain name manipulation tools

Do we need to bring up the absolute absence of a modern domain name manipulation GUI - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domain names' Whois details, shield the Whois information, change/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not offer such a "modern" GUI at all. That's an enormous drawback. An inexcusable one, we want to add...

Negative Aspect Number 4: Many user login places (min 2, maximum 3)

How about the necessity for an additional login to utilize the invoicing, domain name and technical support administration tool? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based webspace hosting distributor. At times, depending on the invoicing transaction platform (particularly built for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting corporation is utilizing, the earnest clients can end up with two extra login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain management platform; 2: the ticket support interface), ending up with a total of three user login places (counting cPanel).

Inconvenience No.5: More than 120 site hosting CP sections to get familiar with... swiftly

cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the webspace hosting Control Panel. It's a wonderful idea to become acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better learn them quickly... That's way too impudent on cPanel's side.

With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web site hosting suppliers:

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