powered by 'SecureBox Hosting'

How does cpanel-based hosting operate?

For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel hosting offerings on the present web site hosting market are provided by a quite unsubstantial business segment (when it comes to annual money flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller hosting is a type of a small business niche, which generates a huge amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing one and the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the site hosting offerings on the entire website hosting marketplace provide exactly the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based web space hosting prices are alike. Very identical. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other web site hosting platform/web space hosting CP alternative. So, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200k site hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...

Two hundred thousand "hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet differently named

The web space hosting "variety" and the hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us come down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web space hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are simply a regular fellow who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the web page creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domains and web portals . Are you prepared to make your web hosting selection? Is there any hosting alternative you can select? Sure there is, at the moment there are more than two hundred thousand web page hosting vendors out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different web site hosting brand names around the world will offer you the same cPanel web page hosting CP and platform, named differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the diversity on today's site hosting market is... Period.

The webspace hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in

Simple mathematics reveals that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is an immense strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that something like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...

The strong and weak sides of the cPanel web space hosting solution

Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly satisfied most web site hosting industry requirements. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Negative Sign Number 1: A moronic domain folder structure

If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extra careful not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to delete on the web hosting server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated 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. Verify for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain folder structure is:

public_html (here my-default-domain.com is situated)
public_html/my-family (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-second-domain.com (an add-on domain)
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 getting confused? We certainly are!

Negative Sign Number Two: The same e-mail folder setup

The electronic mail folder structure on the web server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin chums firmly increase their faith in God when handling the mail folders on the email server, praying not to bungle things up too gravely.

Shortcoming No.3: A sheer shortage of domain name management tools

Do we need to bring up the total absence of a modern domain administration interface - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domains, modify domain names' Whois information, shield the Whois info, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "modern" menu at all. That's a considerable downside. An unforgivable one, we would like to point out...

Inconvenience Number 4: Numerous user login places (min 2, max three)

How about the demand for another login to make use of the billing transaction, domain and tech support management software? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel site hosting distributor. Sometimes, based on the invoicing tool (particularly built for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting distributor is making use of, the keen customers can wind up with 2 extra logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain administration platform; 2: the ticket support platform), winding up with a total of three login locations (including cPanel).

Weak Point Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel areas to get acquainted with... briskly

cPanel presents for your consideration more than 120 areas inside the hosting Control Panel. It's a fine idea to become familiar with each of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them rapidly... That's excessively arrogant on cPanel's side.

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

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