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How does cpanel-based website hosting operate?

For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel-based web site hosting offerings on the contemporary website hosting market are generated by a very inconsiderable business niche (as far as annual money flow is concerned) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller web page hosting is a type of a small-scale marketing niche, which provides an immense quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying precisely the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the site hosting offers on the entire website hosting marketplace supply one and the very same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel web page hosting price tags are similar. Very similar. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service almost no other hosting platform/web page hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is merely a single fact: out of more than 200k site hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, mind that one...

Two hundred thousand "web site hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet differently branded

The web site hosting "variety" and the webspace hosting "offers" Google reveals to us come down to just one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web page hosting brand names. Assume you are just an ordinary fellow who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the website making procedures and the webspace hosting platforms, which actually power the different domains and web pages . Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any hosting alternative you can decide upon? Of course there is, at present there are more than two hundred thousand hosting firms out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique site hosting brand names across the world will give you the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the diversity on today's web page hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The webspace hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in

Simple mathematics reveals that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is an enormous strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will happen! Less than one in 50...

The strong and weak sides of the cPanel-based webspace hosting solution

Let's not be cruel with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably met most website hosting business demands. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...

Negative Side Number 1: A stupid domain name folder structure

If you have two or more domain names, though, be ultra watchful not to erase completely 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 name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to remove on the hosting server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, 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 attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Decide for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain name folder system 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 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 growing confused? We undoubtedly are!

Predicament Number 2: The very same email folder arrangement

The email folder configuration on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes strongly increase their belief in God when coping with the e-mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to muck things up too fatally.

Drawback No.3: A total absence of domain name manipulation menus

Do we have to bring up the thorough deficiency of a modern domain management interface - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, modify domains' Whois info, protect the Whois information, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not supply such a "modern" menu at all. That's a major predicament. An unpardonable one, we want to point out...

Weak Point Number 4: Multiple user login places (min two, maximum three)

What about the need for an extra login to use the invoicing transaction, domain name and technical support management interface? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based webspace hosting vendor. Occasionally, based on the invoice transaction platform (especially designed for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting firm is making use of, the earnest customers can end up with two extra login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name management system; 2: the trouble ticket support software solution), ending up with a total of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).

Negative Sign Number 5: More than 120 web site hosting Control Panel departments to get to know... swiftly

cPanel presents for your consideration 120+ sections inside the web page hosting CP. It's a fantastic idea to get acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better memorize them fast... That's extremely impertinent on cPanel's side.

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

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