How does cpanel web site hosting function?

For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel-based web site hosting offers on the present-day web hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite unsubstantial business segment (when it comes to annual capital flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller web space hosting is a kind of a small business niche, which supplies a huge quantity of different web hosting brands, yet offering the very same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the site hosting offers on the whole web space hosting market offer strictly the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based hosting price tags are alike. Quite identical. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other web page hosting platform/site hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is only a single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, mark that one...

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

The web space hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us come down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different hosting brand names. Imagine you are just an ordinary person who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the web site making processes and the web page hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domains and online portals . Are you prepared to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web page hosting option you can opt for? Of course there is, now there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting service providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ different website hosting brands across the world will offer you literally the same cPanel web site hosting Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the diversity on the contemporary hosting market is... Full stop.

The web hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in

Simple math demonstrates that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is an immense stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...

The upsides and downsides of the cPanel web page hosting solution

Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and presumably answered most web space hosting market preconditions. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Negative Side Number One: A moronic domain folder structure

If you have two or more domain names, however, be extremely attentive not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to delete on the hosting server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very 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 erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Verify for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain name folder system is:

public_html (here my-default-domain.com is located)
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)

Are you growing baffled? We positively are!

Drawback Number Two: The same electronic mail folder system

The email folder configuration on the server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The admin chaps firmly increase their belief in God when tackling the e-mail folders on the email server, hoping not to muck things up too severely.

Negative Aspect No.3: An utter absence of domain manipulation tools

Do we have to point out the absolute shortage of a contemporary domain name manipulation menu - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domains' Whois information, shield the Whois information, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not supply such a "modern" section at all. That's a big disadvantage. An unpardonable one, we wish to add...

Weak Side No.4: Many user login locations (min 2, max 3)

How about the demand for another login to use the billing, domain name and tech support administration software? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based hosting corporation. At times, depending on the billing transaction tool (particularly invented for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting distributor is making use of, the devoted customers can wind up with two additional logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain administration menu; 2: the ticket support software solution), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (including cPanel).

Shortcoming Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty web page hosting Control Panel areas to get familiar with... briskly

cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the hosting Control Panel. It's a fine idea to get to know each and every one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them promptly... That's inordinately insolent on cPanel's side.

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

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