How does cpanel-based web site hosting function?

For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel site hosting offerings on the present-day website hosting marketplace are generated by a quite inconsiderable business niche (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) known as reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-sized business segment, which provides a great quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet providing precisely the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offerings on the whole website hosting marketplace provide absolutely the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel website hosting price tags are alike. Quite similar. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other hosting platform/hosting CP choice. So, there is simply a single fact: out of more than 200k website hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...

200,000 "web site hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named

The web hosting "diversity" and the web site hosting "offers" Google shows to us come down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web page hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are simply an ordinary chap who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the web site development procedures and the web space hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domains and web portals . Are you prepared to make your hosting choice? Is there any web site hosting option you can decide upon? Sure there is, today there are more than 200k web page hosting firms in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ unique web site hosting brands around the world will offer you the very same cPanel web page hosting CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the assortment on the present-day site hosting marketplace is... Period.

The web page hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in

Simple math reveals that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a gigantic stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...

The pros and cons of the cPanel web hosting solution

Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly answered all web site hosting market prerequisites. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...

Downside No.1: An imbecilic domain folder configuration

If you have two or more domain names, however, be very attentive not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to remove on the web server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous 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 try not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Determine for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain name folder configuration 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 name)
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 confused? We undeniably are!

Weakness Number 2: The same e-mail folder configuration

The electronic mail folder structure on the server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin boys firmly strengthen their belief in God when coping with the email folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to fuck things up too gravely.

Negative Point No.3: A complete shortage of domain name administration tools

Do we have to point out the absolute shortage of a contemporary domain name manipulation interface - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, change domain names' Whois details, secure the Whois details, change/create name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not supply such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a gigantic shortcoming. An inexcusable one, we wish to add...

Negative Side No.4: Numerous user login places (min two, max 3)

What about the demand for an extra login to use the billing transaction, domain name and technical support management GUI? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel web page hosting vendor. Sometimes, on the basis of the invoice transaction platform (principally built for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting service provider is utilizing, the ardent customers can wind up with 2 extra login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain administration interface; 2: the trouble ticket support software platform), winding up with a total of 3 user login places (including cPanel).

Negative Aspect Number 5: More than 120 hosting Control Panel menus to memorize... quickly

cPanel presents for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty departments inside the web space hosting CP. It's a great idea to get to know each one of them. And you'd better get to know them briskly... That's quite impudent on cPanel's side.

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

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