How does cpanel-based hosting function?

For your info, it's good to know that most of the cPanel site hosting offers on the contemporary web hosting market are supplied by a quite inconsiderable marketing niche (when it comes to annual money flow) called reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a type of a small-size business niche, which provides a great amount of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing the very same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the site hosting offerings on the entire web space hosting market provide exactly the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel website hosting prices are similar. Very similar. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other site hosting platform/web page hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is merely a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand site hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, remark that one...

Two hundred thousand "website hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely named

The webspace hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offers" Google presents to us boil down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web space hosting brand names. Assume you are merely a normal chap who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the site making processes and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domain names and web sites . Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any web page hosting alternative you can choose? Of course there is, right now there are more than two hundred thousand web page hosting providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different website hosting brand names across the world will give you exactly the same cPanel web site hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how big the assortment on the contemporary website hosting marketplace is... Period.

The webspace hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in

Simple mathematics demonstrates that to encounter 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 occur! Less than 1 in fifty...

The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel site hosting solution

Let's not be cruel with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably fulfilled all web site hosting industry demands. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Negative Sign No.1: A stupid domain name folder system

If you have two or more domain names, though, be very watchful not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to erase on the hosting server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular 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 remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Check for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain name folder arrangement is:

public_html (here my-default-domain.com is situated)
public_html/my-family (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-second-domain.com (an add-on domain name)
public_html/my-second-wife (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-second-wife.net (an add-on domain)
public_html/my-third-domain.com (an add-on domain name)
public_html/my-third-wife (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-third-wife.net (an add-on domain name)
public_html/rebeka (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/rebeka.my-third-wife.net (a sub-domain of an add-on domain name)

Are you getting perplexed? We certainly are!

Problem Number Two: The same e-mail folder configuration

The electronic mail folder configuration on the web server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin guys strongly reinforce their faith in God when dealing with the email folders on the e-mail server, praying not to bungle things up too gravely.

Predicament No.3: A thorough shortage of domain manipulation menus

Do we need to point out the sheer lack of a modern domain manipulation menu - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, modify domains' Whois info, shield the Whois info, edit/create name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's an enormous weakness. An inexcusable one, we want to add...

Shortcoming No.4: Numerous login places (min 2, maximum 3)

What about the need for an additional login to use the invoicing, domain and tech support administration user interface? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel hosting corporation. Sometimes, based on the invoice transaction system (especially designed for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting distributor is making use of, the ardent customers can end up with 2 extra login places (1: the billing transaction/domain management system; 2: the ticket support user interface), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (including cPanel).

Negative Point Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty web page hosting Control Panel menus to learn... fast

cPanel presents for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty departments inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's an excellent idea to memorize each one of them. And you'd better grasp them quickly... That's inordinately insolent on cPanel's side.

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

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