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How does cpanel-based website hosting operate?

For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel hosting offerings on the current hosting market are provided by a very insubstantial marketing segment (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) called hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small marketing niche, which generates a great number of different web hosting brand names, yet offering exactly the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the web site hosting offers on the whole hosting marketplace provide the very same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based hosting price tags are identical. Very much alike. Giving those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/webspace hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is only one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, mark that one...

200k "site hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely branded

The hosting "variety" and the web page hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us come down to just one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different site hosting trademarked names. Assume you are just a regular bloke who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the web site development processes and the web space hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domains and web portals . Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web hosting option you can select? Sure there is, at present there are more than 200k hosting corporations out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ unique website hosting brand names worldwide will give you the same cPanel web space hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the variety on today's webspace hosting market is... Period.

The hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple math reveals that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a gigantic stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...

The pros and cons of the cPanel web site hosting solution

Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and perhaps fulfilled all web site hosting industry preconditions. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...

Inconvenience Number One: A laughable domain folder system

If you have two or more domains, though, be extremely watchful not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call 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 very easy to remove on the hosting server, since they all are located 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 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. Observe for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain folder arrangement is:

public_html (here is located)
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 confused? We categorically are!

Shortcoming Number 2: The very same email folder structure

The email folder arrangement on the web hosting server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Making the same error twice?!? The admin chums strongly strengthen their faith in God when managing the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to bungle things up too irreparably.

Predicament Number 3: An utter lack of domain name manipulation sections

Do we need to mention the entire deficiency of a modern domain name management tool - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, edit domains' Whois info, secure the Whois details, modify/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not include such a "modern" interface at all. That's a huge predicament. An unpardonable one, we wish to point out...

Weakness Number 4: Many user login locations (min two, max 3)

How about the demand for an additional login to use the invoice transaction, domain name and tech support management interface? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel web hosting service provider. Now and then, based on the billing system (particularly meant for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting distributor is utilizing, the keen clients can wind up with two additional login locations (1: the billing/domain management platform; 2: the ticket support GUI), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (including cPanel).

Weakness Number Five: 120+ site hosting CP menus to get acquainted with... promptly

cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 menus inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a fine idea to learn each one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them fast... That's excessively impertinent on cPanel's side.

With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel webspace hosting distributors:

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