How does cpanel-based web site hosting work?

For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel web page hosting offers on today's site hosting marketplace are supplied by a very insignificant business niche (when it comes to annual capital flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller webspace hosting is a type of a small-size business segment, which furnishes a huge amount of different web hosting brand names, yet offering one and the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the entire web site hosting marketplace furnish the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based web space hosting prices are similar. Very similar. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service practically no other web space hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is merely a single fact: out of more than 200k webspace hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, remark that one...

Two hundred thousand "web hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely labeled

The web hosting "diversity" and the web site hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us come down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are only a normal bloke who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the site creation procedures and the web space hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domains and web pages . Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web page hosting alternative you can pick? Sure there is, at the moment there are more than 200,000 webspace hosting corporations in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ unique web hosting brand names all over the world will give you the very same cPanel site hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the variety on the contemporary web site hosting market is... Period.

The website hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in

Simple arithmetic reveals that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a huge stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...

The positive and negative sides of the cPanel web page hosting solution

Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably fulfilled most site hosting business requirements. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Weak Side Number 1: A dumb domain name folder setup

If you have two or more domains, however, be very cautious not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next 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 server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very 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 delete the files of the add-on domains, please. See for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain 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)

Are you growing bewildered? We clearly are!

Weak Side No.2: The same email folder setup

The e-mail folder configuration on the server is literally the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The sysadmin boys firmly strengthen their faith in God when handling the mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to bungle things up too badly.

Negative Aspect No.3: An absolute deficiency of domain administration options

Do we need to bring up the absolute lack of a contemporary domain administration menu - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domains, modify domain names' Whois info, protect the Whois details, change/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "modern" menu at all. That's an enormous inconvenience. An unpardonable one, we want to point out...

Inconvenience Number 4: Numerous user login locations (minimum two, maximum three)

How about the demand for an additional login to use the billing, domain name and technical support administration software solution? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel hosting service provider. At times, based on the invoice transaction system (particularly devised for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting supplier is making use of, the keen clients can wind up with 2 extra logins (1: the billing transaction/domain management software platform; 2: the trouble ticket support tool), winding up with an aggregate of three login places (including cPanel).

Disadvantage Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty hosting Control Panel menus to grasp... fast

cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ sections inside the webspace hosting Control Panel. It's a remarkable idea to become familiar with each one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them fast... That's way too impertinent on cPanel's side.

With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web page hosting companies:

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