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How does cpanel-based hosting operate?

For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel-based hosting offerings on the present web site hosting market are furnished by a very unsubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to annual capital flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web page hosting is a kind of a small-sized business segment, which generates an immense amount of different web hosting brands, yet supplying absolutely the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the web space hosting offerings on the whole hosting market provide absolutely the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel webspace hosting prices are alike. Quite identical. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other site hosting platform/CP option. Thus, there is merely a single fact: out of more than 200k hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, remark that one...

Two hundred thousand "web hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet differently labeled

The web space hosting "diversity" and the web space hosting "offers" Google presents to us come down to just one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different webspace hosting trademarked names. Assume you are only a normal chap who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the web site making processes and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domain names and online portals . Are you prepared to make your web hosting selection? Is there any web space hosting option you can select? Sure there is, now there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting firms in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ different web page hosting brand names in the world will give you precisely the same cPanel web space hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the diversity on today's webspace hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The web site hosting LOTTERY we are all part of

Simple arithmetic reveals that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a colossal stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...

The strong and weak sides of the cPanel web page hosting solution

Let's not be merciless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and perhaps satisfied all site hosting business demands. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...

Downside No.1: A foolish domain folder system

If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extra watchful not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to erase on the web server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Discover for yourself how great 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)
public_html/my-second-wife (a folder part of
public_html/ (an add-on domain)
public_html/ (an add-on domain)
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 name)

Are you getting confused? We categorically are!

Weak Point Number Two: The same e-mail folder arrangement

The electronic mail folder structure on the hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin blokes strongly strengthen their belief in God when handling the mail folders on the email server, hoping not to screw things up too gravely.

Weak Point No.3: An utter shortage of domain name management options

Do we have to refer to the absolute deficiency of a modern domain name manipulation platform - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domains, modify domains' Whois details, protect the Whois details, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not offer such a "modern" tool at all. That's a huge downside. An unforgivable one, we want to add...

Downside Number Four: Many login locations (min two, max three)

What about the demand for an extra login to utilize the invoice transaction, domain name and tech support management GUI? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based webspace hosting distributor. At times, based on the invoice transaction system (especially created for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting supplier is utilizing, the keen users can wind up with two additional logins (1: the billing/domain administration menu; 2: the ticket support software platform), winding up with a total of 3 login places (including cPanel).

Predicament No.5: 120+ web space hosting Control Panel departments to become familiar with... quickly

cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty areas inside the web space hosting Control Panel. It's a glorious idea to memorize each of them. And you'd better learn them rapidly... That's extremely impertinent on cPanel's side.

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

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