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How does cpanel-based hosting work?

For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel site hosting offers on the contemporary site hosting marketplace are generated by a very insubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to annual cash flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller web space hosting is a sort of a small-sized marketing segment, which generates a big number of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying exactly the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offers on the whole hosting marketplace furnish the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel web hosting prices are alike. Quite identical. Giving those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other web page hosting platform/Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is simply one fact: out of more than 200k website hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, remark that one...

200k "website hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly branded

The web hosting "variety" and the web site hosting "offerings" Google presents to us come down to just one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different site hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are only an average guy who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the web site development procedures and the web site hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domains and web portals . Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any site hosting option you can pick? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than 200k web hosting providers in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ unique web hosting brands all over the world will give you the same cPanel web page hosting CP and platform, named differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the assortment on the present webspace hosting marketplace is... Period.

The web page hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in

Simple mathematics reveals that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a big stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...

The strong and weak sides of the cPanel hosting solution

Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably answered most hosting industry demands. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...

Negative Side No.1: An imbecilic domain folder system

If you have 2 or more domains, however, be ultra cautious not to remove fully 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 name). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to remove on the web hosting server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous 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 try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Verify for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain folder configuration is:

public_html (here is situated)
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 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 getting bewildered? We positively are!

Weakness Number Two: The same electronic mail folder arrangement

The mail folder configuration on the hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chums firmly fortify their belief in God when handling the mail folders on the email server, hoping not to muck things up too irreparably.

Drawback No.3: A sheer absence of domain management tools

Do we have to bring up the entire shortage of a contemporary domain manipulation GUI - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domains' Whois information, protect the Whois information, alter/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not include such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a mammoth weakness. An unforgettable one, we wish to add...

Weak Point Number Four: Numerous login places (minimum two, max 3)

How about the necessity for an additional login to utilize the invoice transaction, domain and tech support management menu? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based web site hosting firm. Now and then, on the basis of the invoicing transaction system (especially designed for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting vendor is making use of, the ardent customers can wind up with 2 additional login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain administration user interface; 2: the trouble ticket support section), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login places (including cPanel).

Weak Point Number Five: More than 120 CP departments to grasp... fast

cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 areas inside the webspace hosting Control Panel. It's a terrific idea to pick up each of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them briskly... That's extremely impertinent on cPanel's side.

With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel site hosting vendors:

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