How does cpanel-based website hosting function?

For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based hosting offers on the present-day web space hosting market are furnished by a very insignificant business segment (when it comes to yearly cash flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller site hosting is a sort of a small-scale marketing niche, which supplies an enormous quantity of different web hosting brands, yet offering absolutely the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the web space hosting offers on the entire site hosting marketplace provide exactly the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel web hosting prices are identical. Very much alike. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is simply one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, mark that one...

200k "webspace hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely labeled

The web hosting "diversity" and the web site hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us come down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are simply a normal person who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the web site creation procedures and the web page hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domains and websites . Are you prepared to make your web hosting selection? Is there any site hosting alternative you can pick? Of course there is, at present there are more than 200k web page hosting firms out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ different web hosting brands across the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel web page hosting Control Panel and platform, named differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the variety on the contemporary site hosting market is... Period.

The webspace hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in

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

The positive and negative sides of the cPanel-based web site hosting solution

Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and presumably covered all web site hosting market prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...

Negative Aspect Number 1: A moronic domain folder setup

If you have two or more domains, however, be ultra cautious not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to erase on the hosting server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located 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. Discover for yourself how good 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 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 name)

Are you growing puzzled? We surely are!

Weak Side Number 2: The very same electronic mail folder arrangement

The electronic mail folder configuration on the server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes firmly strengthen their belief in God when dealing with the mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to screw things up too irreparably.

Downside Number Three: A sheer absence of domain management tools

Do we need to point out the absolute absence of a contemporary domain management tool - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domain names' Whois information, protect the Whois details, change/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "modern" tool at all. That's an immense disadvantage. An unpardonable one, we wish to add...

Weak Side No.4: Many user login places (min 2, maximum 3)

How about the necessity for an additional login to avail of the invoicing transaction, domain name and technical support management platform? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel site hosting company. Occasionally, on the basis of the invoice transaction system (particularly built for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting supplier is availing of, the ardent users can end up with two additional login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain management GUI; 2: the trouble ticket support platform), ending up with a total of 3 user login locations (including cPanel).

Negative Aspect Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty hosting Control Panel areas to get to know... promptly

cPanel presents for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the website hosting CP. It's a fantastic idea to become familiar with each of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them promptly... That's inordinately insolent on cPanel's side.

With all due appreciation, 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? Mind that one too...