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How does cpanel hosting operate?

For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel web hosting offers on the present web page hosting market are generated by a quite insignificant marketing segment (when it comes to yearly money flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small marketing segment, which provides a vast number of different web hosting brands, yet offering absolutely the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offers on the entire hosting marketplace provide precisely the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based web page hosting prices are identical. Quite identical. Giving those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other web page hosting platform/web hosting CP option. Thus, there is merely one single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, mark that one...

200,000 "web hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely named

The web page hosting "variety" and the webspace hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us boil down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different webspace hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are simply a regular guy who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the web page creation procedures and the web page hosting platforms, which actually power the various domain names and web portals . Are you prepared to make your hosting selection? Is there any webspace hosting variant you can select? Of course there is, at present there are more than 200k website hosting vendors out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different website hosting brand names around the world will give you literally the same cPanel Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how large the assortment on the contemporary hosting market is... Full stop.

The webspace hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple mathematics demonstrates that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is an enormous stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...

The positive and negative points of the cPanel-based web hosting solution

Let's not be harsh with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly answered most web site hosting industry preconditions. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Negative Aspect Number One: An imbecilic domain folder system

If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be very careful not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to remove on the web hosting server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Discover for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain 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)
public_html/my-third-domain.com (an add-on domain name)
public_html/my-third-wife (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-third-wife.net (an add-on domain)
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 confused? We certainly are!

Weakness No.2: The same electronic mail folder structure

The electronic mail folder configuration on the server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin chaps firmly increase their faith in God when tackling the electronic mail folders on the email server, praying not to screw things up too gravely.

Negative Sign Number Three: An utter lack of domain management GUIs

Do we have to refer to the complete absence of a modern domain administration tool - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domains, change domain names' Whois details, protect the Whois information, edit/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not supply such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a vast downside. An unforgivable one, we wish to point out...

Weakness Number 4: Many user login places (min 2, maximum three)

What about the need for an extra login to avail of the invoicing transaction, domain and technical support management menu? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel web hosting provider. Now and then, depending on the invoicing system (principally designed for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting service provider is using, the avid users can end up with 2 extra login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain management menu; 2: the ticket support section), winding up with a total of three login places (including cPanel).

Predicament Number 5: 120+ hosting CP sections to grasp... briskly

cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the web space hosting Control Panel. It's a great idea to memorize each one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them briskly... That's very insolent on cPanel's side.

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

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