How does cpanel-based web site hosting function?

For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel web space hosting offerings on the present-day web site hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite insignificant marketing niche (when it comes to yearly cash flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller web space hosting is a type of a small-scale marketing niche, which generates an immense number of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing literally the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the hosting offers on the entire hosting market provide one and the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel website hosting price tags are identical. Quite identical. Giving those who need a top web hosting service practically no other web page hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is merely a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web site hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, note that one...

200,000 "web hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely labeled

The website hosting "variety" and the web page hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us come down to just one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different webspace hosting brand names. Assume you are just an average guy who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the website development processes and the hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domains and online portals . Are you prepared to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web space hosting option you can settle on? Of course there is, right now there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting suppliers in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand different web site hosting brand names across the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel web space hosting CP and platform, labeled differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the variety on the present web hosting market is... Period.

The web hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in

Simple math shows that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is an enormous stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than one in 50...

The strong and weak points of the cPanel-based website hosting solution

Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and perhaps fulfilled all web site hosting industry demands. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...

Weakness Number One: A ludicrous domain folder system

If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extra attentive not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain, 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 server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide for yourself how great cPanel's domain name folder structure is:

public_html (here is placed)
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)
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 growing baffled? We categorically are!

Inconvenience Number 2: The same electronic mail folder arrangement

The electronic mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin blokes strongly enhance their faith in God when tackling the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to fuck things up too harshly.

Weak Side No.3: An absolute shortage of domain name manipulation tools

Do we have to cite the sheer deficiency of a contemporary domain manipulation GUI - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domains' Whois info, protect the Whois details, modify/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not provide such a "modern" GUI at all. That's a great downside. An inexcusable one, we want to add...

Weakness No.4: Numerous user login places (minimum 2, max three)

How about the demand for another login to utilize the billing, domain and technical support management software? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based web page hosting service provider. Sometimes, depending on the billing tool (principally made for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting provider is making use of, the ardent users can wind up with 2 extra login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain name administration tool; 2: the trouble ticket support software solution), winding up with a total of three login places (counting cPanel).

Weak Side Number Five: More than 120 web hosting CP areas to get to know... rapidly

cPanel presents to your attention 120+ departments inside the web site hosting CP. It's an excellent idea to become familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better memorize them quickly... That's inordinately impudent on cPanel's side.

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

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