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How does cpanel website hosting function?

For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel-based site hosting offers on the present web page hosting marketplace are provided by a quite inconsiderable marketing segment (when it comes to yearly cash flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small marketing niche, which generates a big quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet offering absolutely the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offerings on the entire hosting market provide literally the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel hosting prices are alike. Quite similar. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other site hosting platform/hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is merely a single fact: out of more than 200,000 hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, note that one...

Two hundred thousand "hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet diversely branded

The web space hosting "diversity" and the web page hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us boil down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web space hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are merely an ordinary chap who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web page development processes and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domain names and web pages . Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any web hosting alternative you can select? Of course there is, right now there are more than 200k web page hosting corporations out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique webspace hosting brands across the world will give you precisely the same cPanel hosting CP and platform, branded differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the assortment on today's hosting market is... Period.

The hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in

Simple math reveals that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a huge stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...

The pros and cons of the cPanel-based web space hosting solution

Let's not be harsh with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and perhaps answered most hosting business demands. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...

Weak Point Number One: A laughable domain folder setup

If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extra cautious not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to erase on the hosting server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite 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 try not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Verify for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain folder system 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 name)
public_html/ (an add-on domain)
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 becoming baffled? We clearly are!

Shortcoming No.2: The very same e-mail folder setup

The e-mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin chums strongly fortify their belief in God when dealing with the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to screw things up too fatally.

Weakness Number 3: An utter absence of domain name administration user interfaces

Do we need to point out the utter shortage of a contemporary domain administration menu - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domains, change domains' Whois details, protect the Whois information, change/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not provide such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a colossal inconvenience. An unpardonable one, we would like to point out...

Shortcoming No.4: Multiple user login places (min two, maximum 3)

What about the necessity for another login to utilize the billing transaction, domain and tech support management platform? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel web hosting company. Now and then, depending on the invoicing transaction system (particularly devised for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting provider is making use of, the enthusiastic clients can wind up with 2 extra logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name management section; 2: the trouble ticket support interface), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).

Negative Aspect No.5: More than 120 web space hosting Control Panel departments to become acquainted with... rapidly

cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 areas inside the hosting Control Panel. It's a marvelous idea to get to know each one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them quickly... That's extremely impudent on cPanel's side.

With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting suppliers:

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