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How does cpanel hosting operate?

For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel web space hosting offerings on the current web site hosting market are provided by a very inconsiderable business niche (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) called reseller hosting. Reseller web space hosting is a sort of a small-scale marketing niche, which supplies a huge quantity of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing one and the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the web page hosting offerings on the entire web hosting market supply exactly the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting prices are similar. Quite similar. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other site hosting platform/site hosting CP alternative. So, there is merely one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web page hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...

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

The hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offers" Google shows to us come down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different hosting trademarked names. Assume you are simply an average guy who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the web site development processes and the webspace hosting platforms, which actually power the different domains and web portals . Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any website hosting variant you can pick? Sure there is, now there are more than two hundred thousand web space hosting distributors out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand different webspace hosting brand names across the world will offer you literally the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the assortment on the current web page hosting marketplace is... Period.

The hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in

Simple arithmetic shows that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a gigantic stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...

The positive and negative points of the cPanel web space hosting solution

Let's not be unfair with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly satisfied most webspace hosting industry preconditions. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...

Predicament No.1: A stupid domain name folder system

If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extra watchful not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call 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 remove on the server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Decide for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain name 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 name)
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 name)
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 name)

Are you becoming confused? We certainly are!

Negative Sign Number Two: The very same e-mail folder structure

The e-mail folder structure on the web server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin chums firmly enhance their belief in God when dealing with the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to muck things up too seriously.

Downside Number 3: An utter shortage of domain name management interfaces

Do we need to mention the complete shortage of a modern domain management platform - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, edit domain names' Whois information, protect the Whois info, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not include such a "modern" interface at all. That's a gigantic disadvantage. An inexcusable one, we would like to point out...

Disadvantage Number 4: Multiple login places (minimum two, max 3)

What about the necessity for another login to make use of the billing transaction, domain and technical support administration platform? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based hosting vendor. Occasionally, depending on the billing transaction tool (particularly intended for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting provider is availing of, the earnest users can wind up with 2 additional login places (1: the invoicing/domain administration system; 2: the trouble ticket support tool), ending up with a total of three user login locations (including cPanel).

Weak Point Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty web page hosting CP departments to grasp... quickly

cPanel offers to your attention more than 120 areas inside the web space hosting Control Panel. It's a fine idea to memorize each one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them briskly... That's inordinately arrogant on cPanel's side.

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

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