How does cpanel-based site hosting operate?

For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel web site hosting offers on today's webspace hosting market are generated by a very unsubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to annual capital flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller web space hosting is a kind of a small-scale business niche, which provides a great amount of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing absolutely the same services: 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 page hosting offerings on the entire site hosting market supply strictly the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel web hosting prices are similar. Very similar. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service almost no other webspace hosting platform/web site hosting CP alternative. So, there is merely a single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, note that one...

200,000 "website hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly branded

The hosting "diversity" and the web site hosting "offers" Google shows to us boil down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Imagine you are just an ordinary bloke who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the website making processes and the web space hosting platforms, which actually power the various domain names and sites . Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any web space hosting variant you can settle on? Of course there is, at the moment there are more than two hundred thousand webspace hosting service providers out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ unique web space hosting brands across the world will offer you literally the same cPanel webspace hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the variety on the current web space hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The web site hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in

Simple mathematics demonstrates that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a big strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will happen! Less than one in 50...

The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel-based hosting solution

Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps fulfilled all web space hosting industry requirements. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Negative Aspect No.1: A foolish domain folder system

If you have two or more domain names, however, be very attentive not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to remove on the hosting server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, 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. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Discover for yourself how good cPanel's domain 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 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)

Are you becoming bewildered? We certainly are!

Weak Side No.2: The same e-mail folder configuration

The mail folder configuration on the web hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin chaps strongly enhance their belief in God when coping with the electronic mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too irretrievably.

Weakness No.3: A thorough lack of domain name management tools

Do we need to cite the entire shortage of a modern domain name manipulation tool - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, modify domains' Whois information, shield the Whois information, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a mammoth disadvantage. An unjustifiable one, we would like to add...

Disadvantage Number 4: Multiple login places (minimum two, max 3)

How about the necessity for an extra login to use the billing, domain and technical support management software? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel web site hosting vendor. Now and then, on the basis of the invoicing transaction system (principally meant for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting firm is availing of, the avid clients can end up with 2 extra login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain name administration section; 2: the trouble ticket support software platform), winding up with a total of three user login locations (including cPanel).

Weak Side Number Five: More than 120 web space hosting Control Panel sections to get to know... fast

cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the web space hosting Control Panel. It's an excellent idea to get familiar with each one of them. And you'd better memorize them quickly... That's way too insolent on cPanel's side.

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

As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...