How does cpanel-based hosting operate?

For your info, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel website hosting offers on today's web page hosting marketplace are generated by a quite unsubstantial business segment (when it comes to annual capital flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small-size marketing segment, which supplies a vast number of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering exactly the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web page hosting offers on the entire web site hosting market provide the very same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting prices are similar. Quite similar. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other web space hosting platform/web space hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is simply a single fact: out of more than 200k web page hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, remark that one...

Two hundred thousand "web site hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed

The webspace hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us boil down to just one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web space hosting brand names. Imagine you are only an ordinary chap who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web site development procedures and the web space hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domains and web portals . Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any web hosting option you can select? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than two hundred thousand site hosting vendors out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ different web space hosting brand names all over the world will offer you exactly the same cPanel CP and platform, branded differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how big the assortment on today's website hosting marketplace is... Period.

The web page hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in

Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a gigantic stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...

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

Let's not be merciless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably fulfilled most webspace hosting business preconditions. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...

Weak Point No.1: A ludicrous domain folder structure

If you have 2 or more domains, though, be ultra watchful not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to delete on the web hosting server, because they all are placed 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 try not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. See for yourself how good cPanel's domain name folder arrangement is:

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

Are you getting perplexed? We clearly are!

Negative Aspect Number 2: The same e-mail folder arrangement

The e-mail folder configuration on the web server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Making the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin blokes strongly strengthen their belief in God when coping with the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to screw things up too badly.

Negative Aspect Number 3: An absolute shortage of domain management tools

Do we need to cite the total absence of a contemporary domain name management user interface - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domains, modify domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois information, alter/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not furnish such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a gigantic predicament. An unpardonable one, we want to add...

Negative Aspect Number Four: Numerous login locations (minimum 2, maximum three)

How about the demand for an extra login to avail of the invoicing transaction, domain name and tech support administration GUI? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based website hosting service provider. Now and then, depending on the invoicing system (especially tailored for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting provider is making use of, the zealous customers can wind up with 2 extra logins (1: the billing transaction/domain name management platform; 2: the trouble ticket support platform), winding up with a total of 3 login places (including cPanel).

Negative Point No.5: 120+ hosting Control Panel areas to get to know... rapidly

cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the site hosting CP. It's a glorious idea to memorize each and every one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them fast... That's way too insolent on cPanel's side.

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

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