Have questions? Call now!(ID:259610)+1-855-211-0932

Vector Prime Systems

HomeWeb Hosting ArticlesHow cPanel Website Hosting Functions

How cPanel Website Hosting Functions

For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel web hosting offerings on the present web hosting marketplace are provided by a quite unsubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to yearly money flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small business niche, which provides a great amount of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing precisely the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offers on the whole hosting marketplace furnish precisely the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel web hosting price tags are identical. Very similar. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other hosting platform/Control Panel choice. Thus, there is simply one fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, note that one...

200k "web hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely labeled

Unlimited storage
Unlimited bandwidth
5 websites hosted
30-Day Free Trial
$4.33 / month
Unlimited storage
Unlimited bandwidth
Unlimited websites hosted
30-Day Free Trial
$8.67 / month

The web hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google presents to us boil down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Assume you are only an ordinary chap who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the site development procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domains and sites. Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any web hosting variant you can select? Of course there is, these days there are more than 200,000 web hosting service providers out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand different website hosting brand names all over the world will give you the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, named differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the diversity on the contemporary hosting market is... Period.

The web hosting LOTTO we are all part of

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

The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel web hosting solution

Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps fulfilled most web hosting market prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...

Negative Sign Number One: An imbecilic domain name folder configuration

If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extremely cautious not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent 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 hosting server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name 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. Decide for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain folder configuration 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)
public_html/my-third-wife (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-third-wife.net (an add-on domain)
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 becoming confused? We definitely are!

Drawback Number 2: The same electronic mail folder structure

The mail folder configuration on the hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin chaps firmly strengthen their faith in God when handling the electronic mail folders on the mail server, praying not to bungle things up too harshly.

Negative Side Number Three: A sheer absence of domain name manipulation GUIs

Do we have to bring up the entire absence of a contemporary domain manipulation GUI - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domains, alter domain names' Whois info, shield the Whois information, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not supply such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a gigantic shortcoming. An unforgivable one, we wish to add...

Negative Sign Number 4: Numerous login locations (minimum 2, maximum 3)

How about the need for an additional login to make use of the billing transaction, domain name and technical support administration menu? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based web hosting vendor. Sometimes, on the basis of the invoicing transaction platform (particularly designed for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting service provider is making use of, the eager users can end up with 2 additional login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain administration software solution; 2: the trouble ticket support system), winding up with a total of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).

Negative Sign Number Five: 120+ website hosting Control Panel areas to grasp... fast

cPanel offers to your attention more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a glorious idea to learn each and every one of them. And you'd better learn them promptly... That's excessively arrogant on cPanel's side.

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

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