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How does cpanel-based web hosting work?

For your info, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel web page hosting offerings on the present-day web space hosting marketplace are furnished by a very inconsiderable marketing niche (when it comes to annual money flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller site hosting is a sort of a small-size marketing segment, which provides a big amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering absolutely the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the hosting offerings on the entire hosting marketplace provide one and the very same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel site hosting price tags are similar. Quite similar. Giving those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/web site hosting CP choice. Thus, there is simply one single fact: out of more than 200k webspace hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, mind that one...

200,000 "web page hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely labeled

The web hosting "diversity" and the site hosting "offerings" Google shows to us come down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are simply an average bloke who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the web site making procedures and the hosting platforms, which actually power the different domains and online portals . Are you prepared to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web page hosting variant you can opt for? Sure there is, as of now there are more than 200,000 website hosting providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ unique web site hosting brand names around the world will give you exactly the same cPanel web page hosting Control Panel and platform, branded in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how big the variety on today's website hosting market is... Full stop.

The hosting LOTTERY we are all part of

Simple arithmetic shows that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is an immense stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...

The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel-based website hosting solution

Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably covered all web page hosting industry demands. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Weak Side Number One: A dumb domain name folder system

If you have two or more domains, however, be very attentive not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to remove on the hosting server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Discover for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain folder setup is:

public_html (here is located)
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)
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 undeniably are!

Predicament No.2: The same email folder arrangement

The email folder arrangement on the web hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin chums firmly strengthen their belief in God when dealing with the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to mess things up too seriously.

Predicament No.3: A sheer lack of domain name administration sections

Do we need to cite the sheer shortage of a modern domain management menu - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domain names' Whois info, shield the Whois info, change/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not contain such a "contemporary" section at all. That's an immense problem. An unpardonable one, we wish to point out...

Drawback Number 4: Multiple login places (min 2, max 3)

How about the necessity for another login to avail of the invoicing transaction, domain and tech support administration software solution? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel web page hosting company. Sometimes, based on the invoicing transaction system (especially devised for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting distributor is availing of, the avid clients can end up with 2 extra login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name management platform; 2: the trouble ticket support interface), winding up with a total of three user login locations (counting cPanel).

Predicament No.5: More than 120 website hosting Control Panel departments to get acquainted with... rapidly

cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty areas inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a fine idea to get to know each one of them. And you'd better learn them briskly... That's quite impudent on cPanel's side.

With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel website hosting corporations:

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