How does cpanel hosting work?

For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel webspace hosting offers on the present webspace hosting marketplace are furnished by a very inconsiderable business segment (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) named hosting reseller. Reseller web space hosting is a sort of a small-sized marketing niche, which provides a huge amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing absolutely the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98% of the website hosting offers on the whole site hosting marketplace furnish one and the very same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based site hosting price tags are alike. Very identical. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/website hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is just one single fact: out of more than 200k webspace hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...

200k "webspace hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently named

The webspace hosting "variety" and the web space hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us boil down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web space hosting trademarked names. Assume you are simply an average bloke who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the site making processes and the web site hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domain names and sites . Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any website hosting option you can pick? Sure there is, at present there are more than 200k web hosting distributors in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ unique website hosting brand names around the world will give you strictly the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the diversity on the present webspace hosting marketplace is... Period.

The site hosting LOTTERY we are all part of

Simple math shows that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting company is an enormous stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that an event like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...

The pluses and minuses of the cPanel-based web hosting solution

Let's not be merciless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and presumably answered most web site hosting market preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...

Inconvenience Number One: A stupid domain folder arrangement

If you have two or more domains, however, be extra attentive not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to remove on the web server, because they all are situated 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 placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Check for yourself how great cPanel's domain name folder system is:

public_html (here is situated)
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 name)
public_html/my-third-wife (a folder part of
public_html/ (an add-on domain)
public_html/rebeka (a folder part of
public_html/ (a sub-domain of an add-on domain name)

Are you getting bewildered? We undeniably are!

Negative Side Number Two: The very same electronic mail folder arrangement

The email folder configuration on the web hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin guys strongly strengthen their faith in God when managing the electronic mail folders on the mail server, praying not to mess things up too badly.

Weakness Number 3: A complete deficiency of domain name manipulation user interfaces

Do we have to refer to the complete lack of a modern domain manipulation tool - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domain names, change domains' Whois info, shield the Whois details, modify/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not include such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a mammoth downside. An inexcusable one, we would like to add...

Weakness No.4: Numerous login places (minimum 2, max three)

How about the demand for another login to utilize the billing, domain and tech support management software? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel web site hosting firm. Occasionally, depending on the billing transaction system (especially created for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting firm is utilizing, the devoted users can wind up with two additional logins (1: the billing/domain administration interface; 2: the ticket support tool), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login places (including cPanel).

Negative Aspect Number Five: More than 120 hosting Control Panel areas to get to know... swiftly

cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 menus inside the hosting CP. It's a superb idea to become acquainted with each of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them briskly... That's inordinately arrogant on cPanel's side.

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

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