How does cpanel-based site hosting operate?

For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel web hosting offerings on the present web site hosting market are furnished by a very unsubstantial business niche (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) called hosting reseller. Reseller web site hosting is a kind of a small marketing segment, which generates a big quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet offering exactly the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the web site hosting offerings on the whole web page hosting marketplace furnish the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel hosting price tags are similar. Very similar. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/website hosting CP option. Thus, there is only one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web page hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...

Two hundred thousand "web hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely branded

The web page hosting "variety" and the web page hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us boil down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Imagine you are just an average fellow who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web site creation processes and the site hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domains and web sites . Are you prepared to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web site hosting alternative you can settle on? Sure there is, right now there are more than two hundred thousand hosting corporations in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique hosting brand names worldwide will give you strictly the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, named differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the assortment on the current hosting market is... Period.

The site hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in

Simple arithmetic reveals that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is an enormous stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will occur! Less than one in 50...

The pros and cons of the cPanel-based site hosting solution

Let's not be cruel with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and probably satisfied most web site hosting industry prerequisites. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...

Negative Aspect Number 1: A laughable domain folder structure

If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be very careful not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to remove on the server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Determine for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain name folder setup is:

public_html (here is located)
public_html/my-family (a folder part of
public_html/ (an add-on domain name)
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 becoming confused? We absolutely are!

Negative Side No.2: The very same e-mail folder setup

The email folder structure on the web hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin guys firmly reinforce their belief in God when tackling the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to muck things up too badly.

Disadvantage Number 3: A thorough deficiency of domain name administration options

Do we need to mention the entire lack of a contemporary domain name administration platform - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domain names' Whois info, protect the Whois information, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not contain such a "modern" tool at all. That's a considerable problem. An unforgivable one, we would like to point out...

Negative Aspect No.4: Numerous login locations (minimum two, maximum three)

What about the necessity for an extra login to utilize the billing, domain name and technical support administration platform? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based web space hosting provider. Now and then, on the basis of the billing transaction system (especially built for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting distributor is availing of, the ardent clients can wind up with two additional login locations (1: the invoicing/domain name administration software; 2: the trouble ticket support system), winding up with a total of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).

Weak Point Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty web space hosting Control Panel areas to memorize... swiftly

cPanel presents for your consideration 120+ menus inside the web page hosting Control Panel. It's a remarkable idea to become acquainted with each of them. And you'd better become familiar with them rapidly... That's way too impertinent on cPanel's side.

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

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