How does cpanel-based website hosting function?

For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel hosting offerings on the present hosting marketplace are provided by a quite inconsiderable marketing niche (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web site hosting is a type of a small-size business segment, which supplies an enormous number of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing literally the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the hosting offers on the entire web site hosting market furnish literally the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel web site hosting prices are similar. Quite similar. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other web space hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is just a single fact: out of more than 200,000 site hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, remark that one...

Two hundred thousand "web page hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently branded

The web hosting "diversity" and the site hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us come down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different site hosting trademarked names. Assume you are simply an average fellow who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the site creation processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domains and web portals . Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any website hosting alternative you can decide upon? Sure there is, as of now there are more than 200k web page hosting distributors out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique webspace hosting brand names across the world will give you precisely the same cPanel site hosting CP and platform, branded in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the assortment on the present-day website hosting marketplace is... Period.

The website hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in

Simple arithmetic shows that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a great strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...

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

Let's not be harsh with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably covered most web site hosting industry requirements. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Negative Sign Number 1: An idiotic domain folder setup

If you have 2 or more domains, though, be ultra cautious not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to delete on the web server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Check for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain folder structure 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 name)
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)

Are you getting baffled? We unquestionably are!

Weak Side Number Two: The very same electronic mail folder setup

The email folder configuration on the web hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin boys firmly reinforce their faith in God when tackling the e-mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to muck things up too seriously.

Negative Sign Number 3: An utter shortage of domain name management options

Do we need to cite the entire lack of a modern domain name manipulation GUI - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domains' Whois information, protect the Whois info, change/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not include such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a huge weakness. An unforgivable one, we would like to add...

Negative Aspect Number 4: Many user login locations (min two, max 3)

How about the demand for another login to access the billing, domain name and tech support administration 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 built for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting distributor is utilizing, the earnest users can end up with 2 additional login places (1: the billing/domain management user interface; 2: the ticket support system), winding up with a total of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).

Negative Aspect No.5: More than a hundred and twenty web space hosting Control Panel areas to get to know... briskly

cPanel presents for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty departments inside the site hosting Control Panel. It's a terrific idea to become familiar with each of them. And you'd better pick them up quickly... That's inordinately impudent on cPanel's side.

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

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