How does cpanel-based hosting operate?

For your info, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based web space hosting offers on today's web hosting market are supplied by a quite inconsiderable business segment (when it comes to yearly money flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller webspace hosting is a kind of a small-scale marketing segment, which provides a huge amount of different web hosting brands, yet offering exactly the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the webspace hosting offers on the whole hosting marketplace supply precisely the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel web site hosting price tags are alike. Very much alike. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200,000 webspace hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, note that one...

200k "website hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed

The web page hosting "variety" and the site hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us boil down to just one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different webspace hosting brand names. Suppose you are only a regular fellow who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the web page creation procedures and the web site hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domains and online portals . Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any webspace hosting option you can decide upon? Sure there is, at the moment there are more than 200k webspace hosting vendors in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ unique web site hosting brands around the world will offer you the very same cPanel webspace hosting Control Panel and platform, branded in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the diversity on the present web space hosting market is... Period.

The website hosting LOTTERY we are all part of

Simple math shows that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a mammoth strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...

The pluses and minuses of the cPanel web site hosting solution

Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly met most webspace hosting market demands. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...

Downside No.1: A moronic domain name folder setup

If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extra attentive not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to remove on the server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite 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 attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Observe for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain folder setup is:

public_html (here is situated)
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)
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 name)

Are you getting confused? We doubtlessly are!

Weak Point No.2: The very same email folder setup

The email folder structure on the web server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Making the same error twice?!? The admin blokes firmly fortify their faith in God when tackling the email folders on the email server, praying not to bungle things up too harshly.

Downside No.3: An absolute shortage of domain management interfaces

Do we have to cite the utter absence of a contemporary domain name management platform - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, change domain names' Whois information, shield the Whois info, modify/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not contain such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a mammoth weakness. An unjustifiable one, we would like to point out...

Weak Side Number 4: Numerous user login places (min 2, maximum three)

What about the necessity for an extra login to utilize the billing, domain name and tech support administration software? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based hosting vendor. At times, based on the invoicing tool (principally built for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting company is making use of, the avid users can end up with 2 extra login places (1: the billing transaction/domain name administration software solution; 2: the ticket support tool), ending up with an aggregate of 3 user login locations (including cPanel).

Drawback Number 5: More than 120 site hosting CP menus to learn... fast

cPanel presents for your consideration more than 120 departments inside the hosting CP. It's a superb idea to get familiar with each one of them. And you'd better grasp them swiftly... That's way too arrogant on cPanel's side.

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

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