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How does cpanel-based website hosting work?

For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based web hosting offerings on the current hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite inconsiderable business segment (when it comes to yearly money flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller web page hosting is a kind of a small business segment, which generates a vast quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying exactly the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98% of the hosting offers on the entire web hosting market supply literally the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based web page hosting price tags are similar. Quite identical. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other webspace hosting platform/webspace hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is simply one fact: out of more than 200k web space hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, mark that one...

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

The web hosting "diversity" and the webspace hosting "offers" Google presents to us come down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different webspace hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are only an average guy who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the web page development procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domain names and sites . Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web space hosting variant you can decide upon? Of course there is, now there are more than 200,000 webspace hosting companies in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ unique web site hosting brands all over the world will offer you precisely the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the variety on the contemporary web hosting marketplace is... Period.

The site hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in

Simple arithmetic shows that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a huge stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...

The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel website hosting solution

Let's not be unfair with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly answered most web space hosting business preconditions. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...

Drawback Number 1: A laughable domain folder system

If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extra attentive not to delete entirely 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 domains are very easy to remove on the hosting server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous 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 try not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. See 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 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 becoming puzzled? We definitely are!

Weak Side Number Two: The very same electronic mail folder setup

The email folder structure on the server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin chums strongly increase their belief in God when managing the e-mail folders on the email server, hoping not to muck things up too severely.

Negative Sign No.3: An entire lack of domain management tools

Do we need to mention the total deficiency of a contemporary domain administration platform - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, change domain names' Whois info, protect the Whois information, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not provide such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a mammoth problem. An unjustifiable one, we would like to point out...

Weak Side Number Four: Numerous login locations (min 2, max three)

What about the necessity for an additional login to use the invoicing, domain and technical support management user interface? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel hosting service provider. Sometimes, depending on the invoicing transaction system (particularly devised for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting vendor is making use of, the keen clients can wind up with 2 additional login places (1: the billing/domain name administration section; 2: the trouble ticket support software), ending up with a total of 3 login locations (including cPanel).

Drawback Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty site hosting Control Panel menus to become familiar with... fast

cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty departments inside the Control Panel. It's a fabulous idea to pick up each of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them rapidly... That's inordinately impertinent on cPanel's side.

With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web space hosting service providers:

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