How does cpanel site hosting function?

For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based web page hosting offers on the present webspace hosting market are provided by a very inconsiderable marketing segment (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) called reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-sized business segment, which generates an enormous amount of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing strictly the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the site hosting offerings on the entire website hosting market provide absolutely the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based web space hosting price tags are similar. Very identical. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other web space hosting platform/web page hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is just one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand site hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, note that one...

200,000 "web space hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet differently named

The website hosting "variety" and the web site hosting "offerings" Google presents to us boil down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web space hosting brand names. Assume you are simply a normal chap who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the web site creation processes and the site hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domain names and web sites . Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any website hosting option you can opt for? Sure there is, as of now there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting corporations in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ unique hosting brands worldwide will offer you precisely the same cPanel web space hosting Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the assortment on the contemporary web space hosting market is... Period.

The hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in

Simple arithmetic reveals that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a big stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...

The strong and weak sides of the cPanel hosting solution

Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably met all site hosting business prerequisites. 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...

Weakness Number 1: An imbecilic domain name folder arrangement

If you have two or more domain names, though, be extremely cautious not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to remove on the web hosting server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located 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. Check for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain name folder system 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)
public_html/rebeka (a folder part of
public_html/ (a sub-domain of an add-on domain)

Are you growing baffled? We categorically are!

Weak Side Number Two: The very same electronic mail folder system

The e-mail folder arrangement on the server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Making the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin chaps strongly strengthen their faith in God when handling the email folders on the email server, hoping not to screw things up too seriously.

Predicament Number 3: An absolute absence of domain manipulation interfaces

Do we need to point out the absolute absence of a contemporary domain name administration tool - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, change domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois information, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" tool at all. That's an immense weakness. An unforgivable one, we wish to point out...

Predicament Number 4: Numerous user login locations (minimum 2, max three)

How about the necessity for another login to avail of the invoicing transaction, domain and tech support management software platform? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel web site hosting vendor. At times, based on the invoicing transaction platform (particularly developed for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting corporation is making use of, the ardent users can end up with 2 additional logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain management section; 2: the trouble ticket support software), winding up with a total of three user login locations (including cPanel).

Downside Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty web space hosting Control Panel menus to get to know... quickly

cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the web page hosting CP. It's a wonderful idea to get familiar with each one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them swiftly... That's very impertinent on cPanel's side.

With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based webspace hosting corporations:

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