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How does cpanel web hosting operate?

For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel hosting offers on the contemporary web hosting market are supplied by a very insubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to annual capital flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-sized business segment, which furnishes a great quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing exactly the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offers on the entire web hosting market furnish precisely the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel web page hosting price tags are alike. Very identical. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/web site hosting CP option. Thus, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200k site hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, remark that one...

200k "website hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet differently named

The site hosting "variety" and the site hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us boil down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different webspace hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are just a normal guy who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the web page creation procedures and the web space hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domain names and online portals . Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any site hosting option you can decide upon? Of course there is, at present there are more than two hundred thousand site hosting corporations out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand different web hosting brands around the world will offer you exactly the same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, named differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the diversity on the contemporary website hosting market is... Full stop.

The web page hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple mathematics reveals that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is an enormous stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...

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

Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and presumably met all web site hosting industry requirements. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...

Negative Point Number One: An imbecilic domain folder structure

If you have two or more domain names, however, be very careful not to remove entirely 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). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to erase on the hosting server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Determine for yourself how good cPanel's domain folder system is:

public_html (here my-default-domain.com is situated)
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)
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)

Are you getting confused? We doubtlessly are!

Inconvenience Number 2: The very same mail folder system

The email folder arrangement on the web server is literally the same as that of the domains... Making the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin chums firmly enhance their belief in God when handling the electronic mail folders on the email server, praying not to botch things up too fatally.

Disadvantage Number Three: A thorough shortage of domain management interfaces

Do we need to bring up the total absence of a contemporary domain management tool - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, change domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois details, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not contain such a "modern" menu at all. That's an enormous disadvantage. An unpardonable one, we would like to point out...

Negative Side Number Four: Multiple login places (minimum two, maximum 3)

How about the demand for another login to avail of the invoicing, domain and technical support administration software? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based web hosting service provider. Occasionally, depending on the invoice transaction tool (principally built for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting corporation is utilizing, the avid customers can end up with 2 extra login places (1: the billing/domain management menu; 2: the ticket support GUI), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login places (including cPanel).

Shortcoming Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty web page hosting Control Panel departments to learn... swiftly

cPanel offers to your attention 120+ areas inside the hosting Control Panel. It's a great idea to grasp each of them. And you'd better grasp them rapidly... That's quite impertinent on cPanel's side.

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

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