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How does cpanel web hosting operate?

For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel-based web page hosting offers on the present website hosting market are supplied by a very inconsiderable marketing niche (when it comes to annual capital flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller hosting is a kind of a small-size marketing niche, which furnishes a big number of different web hosting brands, yet supplying precisely the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the webspace hosting offerings on the entire web site hosting marketplace offer exactly the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting price tags are identical. Very similar. Giving those who need a top web hosting service almost no other web page hosting platform/site hosting CP option. So, there is merely one single fact: out of more than 200k website hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, note that one...

200k "site hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely labeled

The web page hosting "variety" and the web site hosting "offerings" Google shows to us come down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different hosting brand names. Imagine you are merely an average bloke who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the website development procedures and the site hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domain names and sites . Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any site hosting option you can choose? Sure there is, right now there are more than 200k web hosting vendors out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ different webspace hosting brands all over the world will give you the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the diversity on the present web site hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The site hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in

Simple mathematics shows that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a huge stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...

The pros and cons of the cPanel web hosting solution

Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and perhaps answered most web hosting market prerequisites. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Weakness Number One: A dumb domain name folder configuration

If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be ultra watchful not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to remove on the web hosting server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. See for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain folder configuration is:

public_html (here my-default-domain.com is placed)
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 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 becoming confused? We absolutely are!

Drawback Number 2: The very same email folder configuration

The e-mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Making the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chaps firmly enhance their belief in God when handling the mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to screw things up too gravely.

Disadvantage Number 3: An absolute absence of domain name manipulation tools

Do we need to bring up the thorough shortage of a contemporary domain name administration platform - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domains, modify domains' Whois info, secure the Whois info, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not contain such a "modern" tool at all. That's a vast drawback. An unforgivable one, we wish to add...

Weak Point Number Four: Numerous login locations (min two, maximum 3)

How about the necessity for an additional login to access the invoice transaction, domain and technical support administration tool? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based web space hosting company. At times, depending on the billing tool (especially intended for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting distributor is making use of, the enthusiastic clients can wind up with 2 additional login locations (1: the invoicing/domain name management software; 2: the ticket support platform), winding up with a total of 3 user login locations (including cPanel).

Weak Side No.5: 120+ web hosting CP menus to become familiar with... rapidly

cPanel presents for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a superb idea to get acquainted with each of them. And you'd better get to know them briskly... That's extremely impudent on cPanel's side.

With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting corporations:

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