How does cpanel-based hosting function?

For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel site hosting offerings on the present web site hosting market are supplied by a quite insignificant business segment (when it comes to annual capital flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a kind of a small-size marketing niche, which provides a big quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing the very same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offers on the whole website hosting marketplace offer the very same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel web page hosting prices are similar. Quite identical. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service almost no other webspace hosting platform/site hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is only one fact: out of more than 200,000 web space hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...

200,000 "web page hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly branded

The web page hosting "variety" and the webspace hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us boil down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web space hosting brand names. Imagine you are simply a normal bloke who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the website creation processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domain names and online portals . Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any website hosting alternative you can decide upon? Of course there is, these days there are more than 200,000 hosting suppliers out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ different web page hosting brand names around the world will give you exactly the same cPanel CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the variety on the present web hosting market is... Full stop.

The webspace hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in

Simple math demonstrates that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a colossal strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...

The pros and cons of the cPanel-based webspace hosting solution

Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly covered all web space hosting industry preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Downside Number 1: A moronic domain folder arrangement

If you have two or more domains, though, be very cautious not to remove 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 domains are quite easy to remove on the web hosting server, because they all are situated 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 situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Determine for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain name folder structure 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)

Are you growing perplexed? We surely are!

Weakness No.2: The same mail folder setup

The electronic mail folder arrangement on the web server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The admin chaps firmly reinforce their faith in God when managing the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to mess things up too gravely.

Negative Aspect No.3: An absolute shortage of domain management GUIs

Do we have to bring up the absolute deficiency of a modern domain name administration interface - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domains, modify domains' Whois information, secure the Whois info, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not involve such a "modern" user interface at all. That's an enormous disadvantage. An unpardonable one, we would like to point out...

Weakness Number Four: Numerous user login locations (minimum 2, max 3)

How about the need for an additional login to utilize the invoicing, domain and tech support management system? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel webspace hosting corporation. Sometimes, based on the invoicing tool (especially developed for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting provider is utilizing, the avid users can end up with 2 additional login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain management menu; 2: the ticket support menu), winding up with a total of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).

Inconvenience Number Five: More than 120 hosting CP sections to become familiar with... quickly

cPanel presents for your consideration 120+ sections inside the web site hosting Control Panel. It's a wonderful idea to get to know each and every one of them. And you'd better pick them up promptly... That's very impertinent on cPanel's side.

With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel site hosting suppliers:

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