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How does cpanel hosting operate?

For your info, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel-based web site hosting offers on the current webspace hosting market are generated by a very inconsiderable business niche (when it comes to yearly cash flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-size marketing segment, which provides an enormous number of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying exactly the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the web space hosting offers on the entire web hosting market furnish absolutely the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel web site hosting price tags are identical. Very much alike. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other web page hosting platform/CP alternative. Thus, there is merely one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, note that one...

200,000 "web hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed

The hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offerings" Google presents to us boil down to just one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are only a normal person who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web site development processes and the web space hosting platforms, which actually power the various domains and sites . Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any website hosting alternative you can decide upon? Of course there is, at the moment there are more than 200k web space hosting distributors in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ unique webspace hosting brand names worldwide will give you the very same cPanel web site hosting CP and platform, labeled differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the variety on the present webspace hosting market is... Full stop.

The web space hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in

Simple mathematics shows that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting firm 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 strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel-based hosting solution

Let's not be harsh with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably fulfilled most web space hosting market prerequisites. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Negative Aspect Number 1: An idiotic domain folder setup

If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extra watchful not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to remove on the server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name 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. Verify for yourself how great cPanel's domain name folder arrangement is:

public_html (here my-default-domain.com is located)
public_html/my-family (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-second-domain.com (an add-on domain)
public_html/my-second-wife (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-second-wife.net (an add-on domain name)
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 name)

Are you growing nonplussed? We unquestionably are!

Negative Side No.2: The very same mail folder setup

The email folder configuration on the hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes firmly fortify their belief in God when dealing with the email folders on the email server, praying not to botch things up too seriously.

Disadvantage No.3: A thorough deficiency of domain name manipulation GUIs

Do we have to cite the absolute shortage of a contemporary domain management platform - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, edit domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois info, modify/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not include such a "modern" GUI at all. That's a major disadvantage. An unforgettable one, we would like to point out...

Inconvenience Number 4: Numerous login locations (minimum 2, maximum three)

How about the need for an extra login to access the billing, domain name and technical support administration user interface? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based webspace hosting vendor. Sometimes, on the basis of the billing transaction system (especially designed for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting corporation is availing of, the ardent clients can wind up with 2 additional login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name management system; 2: the ticket support tool), ending up with a total of three user login locations (counting cPanel).

Drawback Number Five: More than 120 Control Panel sections to get acquainted with... briskly

cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a glorious idea to pick up each one of them. And you'd better learn them briskly... That's way too arrogant on cPanel's side.

With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web site hosting service providers:

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