How does cpanel hosting work?

For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel webspace hosting offerings on the contemporary web hosting marketplace are generated by a very inconsiderable business niche (when it comes to annual capital flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-size business segment, which provides a huge number of different web hosting brand names, yet offering precisely the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offers on the whole webspace hosting marketplace offer precisely the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel web hosting prices are identical. Very identical. Giving those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other site hosting platform/website hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is simply a single fact: out of more than 200k web site hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, mind that one...

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

The web hosting "diversity" and the site hosting "offers" Google presents to us come down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web site hosting brand names. Suppose you are merely a normal chap who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the website development procedures and the hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domain names and websites . Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web hosting option you can choose? Of course there is, today there are more than 200,000 site hosting firms in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ different website hosting brand names in the world will give you the very same cPanel web space hosting CP and platform, branded in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the variety on today's web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The site hosting LOTTERY we are all part of

Simple mathematics reveals that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a gigantic stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...

The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel web site hosting solution

Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and probably fulfilled all web site hosting business demands. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...

Weakness Number 1: A moronic domain folder setup

If you have two or more domain names, though, be ultra cautious not to remove 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). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to remove on the hosting server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Check for yourself how good cPanel's domain folder configuration is:

public_html (here is located)
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 name)
public_html/rebeka (a folder part of
public_html/ (a sub-domain of an add-on domain name)

Are you becoming perplexed? We clearly are!

Problem Number Two: The same email folder configuration

The e-mail folder arrangement on the web server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin boys strongly strengthen their belief in God when tackling the email folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to fuck things up too gravely.

Downside Number Three: An absolute lack of domain name management sections

Do we need to refer to the sheer absence of a contemporary domain administration user interface - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domains, alter domain names' Whois information, protect the Whois information, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not supply such a "modern" tool at all. That's a big disadvantage. An inexcusable one, we would like to point out...

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

How about the demand for an extra login to access the invoicing transaction, domain and tech support administration software platform? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel web hosting firm. Now and then, on the basis of the invoicing transaction platform (especially made for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting corporation is utilizing, the ardent users can wind up with two extra logins (1: the invoicing/domain name management interface; 2: the trouble ticket support GUI), winding up with a total of 3 user login locations (counting cPanel).

Negative Aspect Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel menus to memorize... rapidly

cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the web site hosting Control Panel. It's a glorious idea to get familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better memorize them promptly... That's way too insolent on cPanel's side.

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

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