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How does cpanel web hosting function?

For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel web page hosting offerings on today's web hosting marketplace are generated by a quite insubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to annual cash flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-size marketing niche, which provides a huge number of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing strictly the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the web page hosting offerings on the whole website hosting market provide strictly the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel website hosting prices are alike. Very similar. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/web space hosting CP choice. Thus, there is merely one fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, mark that one...

200k "web page hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed

The site hosting "diversity" and the webspace hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us come down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different webspace hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are simply an average fellow who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the site development procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domains and websites . Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any webspace hosting variant you can pick? Sure there is, today there are more than 200,000 webspace hosting firms in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ unique hosting brand names in the world will offer you the very same cPanel hosting CP and platform, labeled differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the variety on the present web site hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The web page hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in

Simple mathematics shows that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a colossal stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that an event like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...

The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel-based webspace hosting solution

Let's not be cruel with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly fulfilled all site hosting market preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...

Negative Aspect Number 1: A moronic domain name folder arrangement

If you have two or more domains, though, be extra attentive not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to delete on the web server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. See for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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 name)
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 name)

Are you getting confused? We absolutely are!

Drawback Number Two: The very same e-mail folder configuration

The email folder structure on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin boys strongly reinforce their belief in God when handling the e-mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to muck things up too seriously.

Negative Sign No.3: A complete absence of domain name management user interfaces

Do we need to point out the absolute shortage of a modern domain name management GUI - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domains, alter domain names' Whois information, secure the Whois details, alter/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not include such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a major shortcoming. An unforgivable one, we wish to add...

Weakness Number Four: Many user login places (min two, max 3)

What about the need for an additional login to make use of the billing transaction, domain and tech support management user interface? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based web hosting firm. At times, depending on the invoicing system (particularly developed for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting company is utilizing, the keen clients can wind up with two additional login locations (1: the invoicing/domain name administration interface; 2: the trouble ticket support software solution), winding up with an aggregate of three login places (counting cPanel).

Negative Aspect Number 5: More than 120 webspace hosting Control Panel areas to learn... swiftly

cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 departments inside the web space hosting CP. It's a fine idea to get acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better memorize them quickly... That's way too impertinent on cPanel's side.

With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web space hosting vendors:

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