How does cpanel-based web hosting work?

For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel website hosting offers on the current website hosting marketplace are generated by a very insignificant business segment (when it comes to yearly cash flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small business niche, which provides an enormous quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet providing strictly the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the web space hosting offerings on the whole webspace hosting marketplace supply one and the very same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based web page hosting prices are alike. Quite similar. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/web site hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is only one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, remark that one...

200k "webspace hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed

The web site hosting "variety" and the hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us boil down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web page hosting brand names. Imagine you are only a regular chap who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the site development procedures and the hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domain names and web sites . Are you prepared to make your web hosting selection? Is there any webspace hosting variant you can select? Of course there is, right now there are more than 200k web site hosting service providers in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ unique web hosting brands worldwide will offer you exactly the same cPanel Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the variety on the current webspace hosting marketplace is... Period.

The website hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in

Simple math demonstrates that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a big stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that an event like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...

The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel web hosting solution

Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly met most hosting business demands. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Negative Sign Number 1: An imbecilic domain name folder arrangement

If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be very attentive not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to remove on the web hosting server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite well known 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 attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. See for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain folder configuration is:

public_html (here is located)
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 name)

Are you growing confused? We doubtlessly are!

Downside Number Two: The same email folder setup

The e-mail folder structure on the web server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin chaps firmly strengthen their faith in God when managing the email folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to muck things up too gravely.

Predicament Number 3: An entire shortage of domain management GUIs

Do we have to point out the complete shortage of a contemporary domain name administration user interface - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domains' Whois details, secure the Whois details, change/create name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "modern" tool at all. That's an immense disadvantage. An unforgettable one, we wish to point out...

Predicament Number Four: Many login places (min two, max 3)

What about the need for another login to utilize the billing transaction, domain and technical support management interface? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based web hosting distributor. Sometimes, based on the invoicing transaction tool (especially designed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting firm is availing of, the earnest clients can wind up with 2 additional login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain name administration user interface; 2: the ticket support GUI), winding up with an aggregate of 3 user login locations (counting cPanel).

Weak Side Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty web site hosting CP menus to pick up... rapidly

cPanel presents for your consideration 120+ sections inside the website hosting CP. It's a great idea to memorize each one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them quickly... That's extremely impudent on cPanel's side.

With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web page hosting distributors:

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