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How cPanel Web Hosting Operates

For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel-based website hosting offers on the current web hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite insubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to yearly cash flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller hosting is a sort of a small-sized business segment, which generates a great amount of different web hosting brands, yet supplying exactly the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the whole hosting market furnish literally the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel website hosting prices are identical. Quite similar. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/CP choice. So, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, mark that one...

200k "website hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely branded

The website hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us come down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different website hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are just a normal fellow who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the site creation processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the different domains and web pages. Are you prepared to make your web hosting selection? Is there any web hosting variant you can settle on? Sure there is, today there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting companies out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ unique website hosting brands worldwide will offer you absolutely the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, branded in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the assortment on today's website hosting market is... Period.

The website hosting LOTTO we are all participating in

Simple math reveals that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is an immense stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...

The positive and negative points of the cPanel-based website hosting solution

Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably met all website hosting market demands. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Negative Side No.1: A ludicrous domain name folder configuration

If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extremely attentive not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to remove on the web hosting server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Examine for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain folder setup 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)
public_html/rebeka (a folder part of
public_html/ (a sub-domain of an add-on domain)

Are you growing nonplussed? We positively are!

Negative Side Number 2: The very same email folder arrangement

The e-mail folder structure on the hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin blokes strongly fortify their faith in God when handling the e-mail folders on the email server, praying not to screw things up too fatally.

Shortcoming Number 3: An entire lack of domain name manipulation user interfaces

Do we need to bring up the sheer shortage of a contemporary domain name management tool - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domain names' Whois information, protect the Whois details, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not supply such a "modern" tool at all. That's a gigantic inconvenience. An unforgivable one, we want to add...

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

What about the need for an additional login to utilize the invoicing, domain name and technical support management GUI? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based website hosting firm. Sometimes, on the basis of the invoicing transaction platform (especially conceived for cPanel solely) the cPanel website hosting distributor is utilizing, the zealous customers can wind up with two extra login places (1: the invoicing/domain name management tool; 2: the ticket support software), ending up with a total of three user login locations (including cPanel).

Predicament Number Five: More than 120 website hosting Control Panel sections to learn... swiftly

cPanel offers to your attention more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the web hosting CP. It's a wonderful idea to get to know each and every one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them swiftly... That's inordinately arrogant on cPanel's side.

With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting companies:

As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...