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How does cpanel-based hosting work?

For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel web hosting offers on the contemporary web page hosting market are supplied by a very insubstantial business segment (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web site hosting is a type of a small-scale business niche, which provides an enormous quantity of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing absolutely the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the hosting offerings on the entire web site hosting market provide the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based web space hosting price tags are similar. Very identical. Giving those who require a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/web space hosting Control Panel option. So, there is just one fact: out of more than 200,000 web site hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, mark that one...

200,000 "web space hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet differently branded

The web site hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google shows to us come down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Suppose you are merely a regular chap who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the web site creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domain names and sites . Are you prepared to make your hosting choice? Is there any hosting alternative you can opt for? Of course there is, right now there are more than 200k site hosting companies out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand unique web site hosting brand names across the world will offer you precisely the same cPanel Control Panel and platform, labeled in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the diversity on the current hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The web site hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a huge strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will take place! Less than one in 50...

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

Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably fulfilled most site hosting market preconditions. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Negative Aspect No.1: A foolish domain name folder arrangement

If you have two or more domain names, though, be extra careful not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain, 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 web server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Discover for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain folder arrangement 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)
public_html/rebeka (a folder part of
public_html/ (a sub-domain of an add-on domain)

Are you growing bewildered? We undeniably are!

Predicament Number Two: The very same email folder setup

The email folder structure on the web hosting server is literally the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin boys strongly strengthen their belief in God when dealing with the email folders on the email server, hoping not to mess things up too fatally.

Weak Side Number 3: A thorough shortage of domain name manipulation options

Do we have to point out the total shortage of a contemporary domain name manipulation platform - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, edit domain names' Whois information, protect the Whois info, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "modern" interface at all. That's a vast weakness. An unforgivable one, we wish to add...

Problem Number 4: Multiple login locations (minimum two, maximum three)

What about the demand for another login to avail of the billing, domain and tech support administration user interface? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based website hosting service provider. Occasionally, on the basis of the invoice transaction platform (particularly made for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting company is using, the ardent customers can end up with 2 extra login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain administration interface; 2: the ticket support platform), ending up with a total of three user login locations (including cPanel).

Weak Side No.5: 120+ web space hosting CP sections to learn... rapidly

cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 menus inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's an excellent idea to become acquainted with each of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them swiftly... That's extremely impertinent on cPanel's side.

With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web space hosting firms:

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