How does cpanel-based web hosting function?

For your info, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel hosting offers on the present hosting marketplace are provided by a quite inconsiderable marketing niche (when it comes to yearly cash flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a kind of a small-size business segment, which generates a huge amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing precisely the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web page hosting offerings on the whole web hosting marketplace provide the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based site hosting price tags are similar. Very much alike. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/web site hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is only one fact: out of more than 200,000 webspace hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, note that one...

200k "web page hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely branded

The web site hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google reveals to us come down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Assume you are merely an average person who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the web page creation procedures and the web space hosting platforms, which actually power the different domain names and web pages . Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any website hosting variant you can choose? Of course there is, today there are more than two hundred thousand web space hosting distributors in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ unique hosting brand names across the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, named differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the variety on the present web space hosting market is... Period.

The website hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple math shows that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a big stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...

The strong and weak points of the cPanel webspace hosting solution

Let's not be harsh with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly met most webspace hosting business prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Negative Point Number One: A stupid domain name folder structure

If you have two or more domain names, though, be extremely careful 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 quite easy to erase on the server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Verify for yourself how great cPanel's domain folder system is:

public_html (here is placed)
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)
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 becoming perplexed? We certainly are!

Negative Aspect Number Two: The same e-mail folder configuration

The electronic mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin guys firmly strengthen their belief in God when dealing with the email folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to muck things up too harshly.

Downside No.3: A total lack of domain name management options

Do we need to cite the sheer deficiency of a modern domain name management interface - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domain names' Whois information, secure the Whois information, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not contain such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a colossal shortcoming. An unpardonable one, we would like to point out...

Negative Aspect No.4: Numerous user login locations (min two, maximum three)

What about the necessity for an additional login to access the invoicing transaction, domain and tech support management software solution? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel website hosting provider. Sometimes, depending on the billing tool (principally tailored for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting corporation is availing of, the zealous clients can wind up with two additional logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain administration user interface; 2: the ticket support platform), ending up with a total of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).

Weakness Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty hosting CP areas to grasp... fast

cPanel offers to your attention more than 120 areas inside the webspace hosting CP. It's a terrific idea to become acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better get to know them briskly... That's way too insolent on cPanel's side.

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

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