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How cPanel Web Hosting Operates

For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based web hosting offers on today's website hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite unsubstantial business segment (when it comes to annual money flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small marketing niche, which furnishes a great quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying literally the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offerings on the entire website hosting market offer one and the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting price tags are identical. Quite identical. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is simply one single fact: out of more than 200k website hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, note that one...

200,000 "web hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed

The web hosting "variety" and the hosting "offerings" Google shows to us boil down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different hosting brand names. Imagine you are simply a normal bloke who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the website development procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the different domains and online portals. Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web hosting variant you can pick? Sure there is, now there are more than 200k website hosting corporations in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ unique website hosting brands across the world will offer you precisely the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the assortment on the present-day website hosting marketplace is... Period.

The web hosting LOTTERY we are all part of

Simple arithmetic shows that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is an enormous stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will occur! Less than one in 50...

The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel web hosting solution

Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and perhaps covered most web hosting business requirements. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Disadvantage Number One: A ludicrous domain name folder setup

If you have two or more domains, though, be very watchful not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to remove on the server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. See for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain name folder setup is:

public_html (here my-default-domain.com is placed)
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 name)
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 name)
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 disorientated? We undoubtedly are!

Negative Sign Number Two: The same electronic mail folder structure

The mail folder configuration on the web hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin boys strongly enhance their belief in God when dealing with the e-mail folders on the mail server, praying not to bungle things up too irretrievably.

Weak Side Number 3: An utter absence of domain name manipulation options

Do we have to mention the absolute lack of a modern domain name management user interface - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, change domain names' Whois information, secure the Whois info, modify/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not provide such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a considerable shortcoming. An unforgettable one, we want to point out...

Negative Point Number Four: Numerous login places (minimum 2, maximum three)

What about the need for an additional login to use the invoice transaction, domain name and technical support administration software platform? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based web hosting provider. Sometimes, depending on the invoicing system (especially built for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting company is availing of, the avid customers can wind up with 2 additional login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain management software platform; 2: the trouble ticket support GUI), winding up with an aggregate of three login locations (including cPanel).

Problem Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel areas to pick up... fast

cPanel offers to your attention more than a hundred and twenty departments inside the web hosting CP. It's an excellent idea to learn each and every one of them. And you'd better grasp them quickly... That's very arrogant on cPanel's side.

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

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