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How does cpanel-based website hosting work?

For your info, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel-based web space hosting offers on the current web hosting marketplace are generated by a quite insignificant business segment (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) called reseller hosting. Reseller web site hosting is a kind of a small-scale business niche, which furnishes a vast amount of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying absolutely the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the site hosting offers on the whole web hosting marketplace offer absolutely the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based hosting prices are alike. Very identical. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other hosting platform/web space hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is merely a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...

200k "web space hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly named

The web page hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us boil down to just one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Assume you are only a normal guy who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web page creation processes and the webspace hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domains and web pages . Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any web space hosting variant you can decide upon? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than two hundred thousand site hosting service providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ unique hosting brands worldwide will offer you precisely the same cPanel hosting CP and platform, named in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the assortment on the present-day hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The site hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in

Simple math reveals that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a colossal stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that something like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...

The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel-based website hosting solution

Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and perhaps covered all web page hosting market demands. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Weak Point No.1: An imbecilic domain name folder structure

If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extremely cautious not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to delete on the hosting server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite 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 remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Check for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain name folder configuration is:

public_html (here is placed)
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)
public_html/ (an add-on domain name)
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 getting confused? We undoubtedly are!

Negative Aspect Number Two: The very same e-mail folder system

The electronic mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Making the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin boys strongly strengthen their belief in God when handling the electronic mail folders on the email server, praying not to mess things up too badly.

Weak Side Number 3: A complete deficiency of domain manipulation menus

Do we have to point out the sheer lack of a contemporary domain management GUI - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domains, alter domains' Whois details, shield the Whois details, change/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a vast drawback. An inexcusable one, we want to point out...

Weakness No.4: Numerous user login locations (minimum two, max 3)

How about the necessity for an extra login to avail of the invoice transaction, domain name and tech support administration software platform? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel hosting corporation. Occasionally, depending on the billing transaction platform (principally designed for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting company is using, the devoted customers can wind up with two extra logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain administration software solution; 2: the ticket support GUI), ending up with a total of three user login places (including cPanel).

Problem No.5: More than one hundred and twenty hosting CP areas to grasp... swiftly

cPanel presents to your attention 120+ sections inside the web site hosting Control Panel. It's a remarkable idea to grasp each of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them quickly... That's inordinately impudent on cPanel's side.

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

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