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How does cpanel web hosting operate?

For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel web hosting offers on the contemporary website hosting market are supplied by a very inconsiderable business segment (as far as annual money flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-scale marketing segment, which generates a vast quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet providing precisely the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offerings on the whole web hosting marketplace furnish precisely the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based web site hosting prices are identical. Very much alike. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service almost no other webspace hosting platform/web page hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is merely one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand site hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, mark that one...

200,000 "web site hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely dubbed

The hosting "diversity" and the site hosting "offers" Google reveals to us come down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different webspace hosting brand names. Imagine you are only a normal chap who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the web site development procedures and the site hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domains and online portals . Are you prepared to make your hosting selection? Is there any site hosting alternative you can pick? Sure there is, today there are more than 200k web site hosting vendors in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ different web space hosting brands around the world will offer you precisely the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, labeled in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the diversity on the current webspace hosting market is... Period.

The website hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple math shows that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a mammoth stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...

The positive and negative sides of the cPanel-based hosting solution

Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps covered most site hosting business preconditions. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...

Weak Side Number 1: A stupid domain folder setup

If you have two or more domain names, however, be extremely cautious not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to delete on the server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Observe for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain folder setup is:

public_html (here is situated)
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 name)
public_html/rebeka (a folder part of
public_html/ (a sub-domain of an add-on domain)

Are you getting perplexed? We doubtlessly are!

Inconvenience Number 2: The very same electronic mail folder system

The email folder arrangement on the web hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Making the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin blokes firmly reinforce their belief in God when tackling the mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to mess things up too fatally.

Weak Point Number 3: A total lack of domain manipulation menus

Do we have to refer to the utter lack of a contemporary domain administration interface - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domains, edit domains' Whois info, shield the Whois info, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not involve such a "modern" tool at all. That's an immense weakness. An unpardonable one, we want to add...

Problem No.4: Multiple user login locations (minimum two, maximum three)

How about the necessity for an additional login to avail of the billing transaction, domain and tech support administration tool? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel web hosting corporation. Occasionally, depending on the billing platform (particularly tailored for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting distributor is availing of, the ardent clients can wind up with two extra login locations (1: the invoicing/domain name administration system; 2: the ticket support section), ending up with a total of three login locations (counting cPanel).

Weakness Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty CP menus to get acquainted with... rapidly

cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the web page hosting Control Panel. It's a marvelous idea to pick up each and every one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them promptly... That's way too impertinent on cPanel's side.

With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel website hosting firms:

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