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How does cpanel hosting operate?

For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel site hosting offerings on the present web space hosting market are supplied by a quite unsubstantial marketing niche (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) called reseller hosting. Reseller web page hosting is a kind of a small-size marketing segment, which furnishes an immense amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing exactly the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98% of the website hosting offerings on the whole web hosting marketplace furnish the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel web site hosting prices are identical. Quite similar. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other webspace hosting platform/web hosting CP option. Thus, there is just one fact: out of more than 200,000 web site hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, note that one...

200k "webspace hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly named

The web hosting "variety" and the web space hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us come down to just one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Assume you are merely a normal guy who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the site creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the different domains and web pages . Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any web space hosting alternative you can select? Sure there is, at the moment there are more than two hundred thousand site hosting suppliers in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ unique web site hosting brands all over the world will give you precisely the same cPanel web site hosting Control Panel and platform, named differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the diversity on today's web space hosting market is... Full stop.

The website hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple arithmetic reveals that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a big strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that something like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...

The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel-based web site hosting solution

Let's not be harsh with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and presumably met most site hosting market demands. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Predicament Number One: An idiotic domain name folder structure

If you have two or more domains, however, be very careful not to delete 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 name). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to delete on the hosting server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed 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. Decide for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain folder structure is:

public_html (here is placed)
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 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 becoming baffled? We certainly are!

Disadvantage Number 2: The same mail folder configuration

The mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin chums firmly reinforce their belief in God when coping with the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to muck things up too badly.

Problem No.3: An absolute deficiency of domain management menus

Do we have to cite the sheer absence of a modern domain name administration GUI - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domains, change domain names' Whois details, protect the Whois details, alter/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not include such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a considerable downside. An unforgivable one, we wish to add...

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

What about the necessity for an additional login to make use of the billing transaction, domain and tech support management section? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel site hosting company. Occasionally, on the basis of the invoice transaction tool (particularly developed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting service provider is making use of, the avid clients can end up with two extra login locations (1: the invoicing/domain management user interface; 2: the trouble ticket support system), ending up with an aggregate of 3 user login places (including cPanel).

Predicament No.5: More than one hundred and twenty hosting Control Panel menus to learn... rapidly

cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the web hosting CP. It's a superb idea to pick up each one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them quickly... That's excessively insolent on cPanel's side.

With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel webspace hosting companies:

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