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How does cpanel web hosting operate?

For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel web page hosting offers on the contemporary website hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite insignificant business segment (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller site hosting is a kind of a small-size marketing segment, which provides a great quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet offering precisely the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the site hosting offerings on the whole webspace hosting market supply the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting price tags are similar. Very identical. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/web hosting CP choice. Thus, there is just a single fact: out of more than 200,000 hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...

Two hundred thousand "hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely named

The hosting "diversity" and the webspace hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us boil down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different webspace hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are only an ordinary bloke who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the website development procedures and the web page hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domain names and web portals . Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any site hosting variant you can decide upon? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than two hundred thousand web space hosting firms out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ unique webspace hosting brand names around the world will give you strictly the same cPanel web page hosting CP and platform, branded in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the assortment on today's website hosting market is... Full stop.

The web space hosting LOTTERY we are all part of

Simple math reveals that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is an immense stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that something like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...

The pros and cons of the cPanel web hosting solution

Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably covered all website hosting business preconditions. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Weak Point Number One: An imbecilic domain name folder setup

If you have two or more domains, however, be very attentive not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to delete on the hosting server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known 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. Discover for yourself how great cPanel's domain name folder setup is:

public_html (here is situated)
public_html/my-family (a folder part of
public_html/ (an add-on domain name)
public_html/my-second-wife (a folder part of
public_html/ (an add-on domain)
public_html/ (an add-on domain)
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 becoming bewildered? We doubtlessly are!

Drawback Number Two: The same e-mail folder setup

The electronic mail folder structure on the web hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin guys strongly enhance their faith in God when tackling the e-mail folders on the mail server, praying not to botch things up too irretrievably.

Weakness Number 3: A complete absence of domain management GUIs

Do we have to refer to the total shortage of a contemporary domain manipulation tool - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, edit domains' Whois information, shield the Whois information, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not include such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a considerable downside. An unjustifiable one, we would like to point out...

Weak Point Number Four: Many user login locations (minimum two, maximum three)

How about the need for another login to make use of the billing, domain and tech support administration menu? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based web page hosting provider. Sometimes, depending on the billing transaction tool (especially conceived for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting firm is using, the ardent users can end up with 2 extra login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain management software solution; 2: the ticket support system), winding up with a total of 3 login places (counting cPanel).

Weak Side No.5: More than one hundred and twenty CP areas to learn... promptly

cPanel presents for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a fantastic idea to become familiar with each one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them rapidly... That's excessively insolent on cPanel's side.

With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel webspace hosting providers:

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