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How does cpanel site hosting operate?

For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based site hosting offers on today's web site hosting market are supplied by a quite insubstantial business segment (when it comes to annual money flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web page hosting is a sort of a small-sized marketing niche, which furnishes a great number of different web hosting brands, yet offering absolutely the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the hosting offers on the whole web site hosting marketplace offer strictly the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel web site hosting prices are alike. Very similar. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other web space hosting platform/hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is just a single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, note that one...

200,000 "web space hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed

The website hosting "diversity" and the webspace hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us come down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different webspace hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are merely an ordinary chap who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the website development procedures and the webspace hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domains and web portals . Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web site hosting option you can opt for? Of course there is, now there are more than two hundred thousand web site hosting companies in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ unique web site hosting brands across the world will give you precisely the same cPanel webspace hosting Control Panel and platform, branded in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the diversity on today's web page hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple mathematics demonstrates that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a great stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...

The strong and weak sides of the cPanel-based web space hosting solution

Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably fulfilled most web page hosting market demands. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...

Weakness Number One: A foolish domain name folder system

If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extremely cautious not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to delete on the web server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Discover for yourself how marvelous 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 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)
public_html/rebeka (a folder part of
public_html/ (a sub-domain of an add-on domain)

Are you getting puzzled? We clearly are!

Problem Number Two: The very same e-mail folder setup

The email folder arrangement on the hosting server is literally the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chaps strongly enhance their faith in God when coping with the mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to screw things up too severely.

Negative Sign No.3: A thorough shortage of domain name management options

Do we have to bring up the entire shortage of a modern domain management platform - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, modify domains' Whois information, secure the Whois details, alter/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "modern" section at all. That's an enormous disadvantage. An inexcusable one, we wish to point out...

Shortcoming No.4: Multiple login locations (min 2, maximum three)

What about the need for an extra login to access the billing, domain and tech support management menu? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel web page hosting corporation. Now and then, based on the invoice transaction tool (principally devised for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting company is availing of, the devoted customers can wind up with 2 additional login places (1: the invoicing/domain management software platform; 2: the ticket support interface), winding up with a total of three user login locations (counting cPanel).

Drawback Number Five: 120+ hosting CP menus to learn... rapidly

cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 departments inside the web space hosting CP. It's a superb idea to get to know each of them. And you'd better get familiar with them fast... That's very arrogant on cPanel's side.

With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web site hosting suppliers:

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