operated by 'jaes88'

How does cpanel-based website hosting work?

For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based webspace hosting offers on the present web site hosting market are generated by a quite inconsiderable business niche (when it comes to annual capital flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-scale business segment, which furnishes an enormous quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying strictly the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web site hosting offers on the entire web page hosting marketplace furnish the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based web site hosting prices are alike. Very similar. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other web site hosting platform/web space hosting CP choice. So, there is just one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web site hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, note that one...

200k "site hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet diversely branded

The web space hosting "diversity" and the web page hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us boil down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different site hosting brand names. Assume you are merely an average bloke who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the site development procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domain names and web pages . Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any site hosting option you can opt for? Of course there is, at present there are more than 200k site hosting corporations out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ different web page hosting brand names in the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel site hosting CP and platform, labeled in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the variety on the contemporary website hosting market is... Full stop.

The site hosting LOTTERY we are all part of

Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a mammoth stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...

The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel web page hosting solution

Let's not be unfair with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably answered all web hosting market prerequisites. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...

Negative Sign Number One: An imbecilic domain folder setup

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

Are you becoming nonplussed? We absolutely are!

Negative Point No.2: The very same email folder configuration

The e-mail folder configuration on the server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin chaps strongly strengthen their faith in God when coping with the mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to muck things up too badly.

Weakness No.3: A thorough lack of domain name administration options

Do we need to mention the thorough shortage of a modern domain name administration interface - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, change domains' Whois details, protect the Whois info, edit/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not supply such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a great drawback. An unforgettable one, we wish to add...

Weak Point No.4: Multiple user login locations (minimum 2, max 3)

How about the need for another login to avail of the billing transaction, domain name and tech support administration interface? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based webspace hosting firm. Occasionally, on the basis of the billing platform (principally meant for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting service provider is availing of, the eager clients can end up with two extra login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain administration section; 2: the trouble ticket support menu), winding up with an aggregate of three login locations (counting cPanel).

Negative Sign Number 5: More than 120 web space hosting CP areas to become acquainted with... promptly

cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ sections inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a great idea to become acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them briskly... That's very impertinent on cPanel's side.

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

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