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How does cpanel-based hosting work?

For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel site hosting offerings on the present-day web hosting market are supplied by a quite insignificant business segment (when it comes to annual cash flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-scale business segment, which generates a vast number of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing strictly the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the entire hosting market provide absolutely the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based site hosting prices are alike. Very identical. Giving those who need a top web hosting service practically no other web site hosting platform/web page hosting CP option. Thus, there is simply a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand webspace hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, mark that one...

200k "web site hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely branded

The web site hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offerings" Google presents to us come down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are simply a regular chap who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the web site development procedures and the web site hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domains and web pages . Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any hosting option you can pick? Of course there is, as of now there are more than 200k site hosting vendors out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand different web hosting brands across the world will offer you the very same cPanel web site hosting CP and platform, branded differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the assortment on the current web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in

Simple math shows that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a gigantic strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that something like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...

The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel-based web page hosting solution

Let's not be harsh with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably fulfilled all hosting industry preconditions. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...

Negative Point Number 1: An idiotic domain name folder system

If you have two or more domain names, however, be ultra watchful not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new 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 delete on the server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Decide for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain name folder system is:

public_html (here is placed)
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 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 becoming puzzled? We unquestionably are!

Drawback Number 2: The very same electronic mail folder arrangement

The email folder structure on the web hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chums firmly reinforce their faith in God when dealing with the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to muck things up too severely.

Negative Aspect Number 3: A thorough lack of domain manipulation interfaces

Do we need to point out the utter lack of a modern domain name administration tool - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domain names' Whois info, protect the Whois information, modify/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not contain such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a big predicament. An unpardonable one, we would like to point out...

Weak Side Number 4: Many login places (min 2, max three)

What about the need for an additional login to utilize the billing, domain and technical support administration menu? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel web site hosting distributor. Now and then, on the basis of the billing transaction platform (particularly developed for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting corporation is utilizing, the ardent clients can end up with two additional login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name administration GUI; 2: the ticket support user interface), ending up with a total of three user login places (including cPanel).

Disadvantage Number 5: 120+ Control Panel sections to get to know... briskly

cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the site hosting Control Panel. It's a fantastic idea to become familiar with each one of them. And you'd better memorize them promptly... That's quite arrogant on cPanel's side.

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

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