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How does cpanel-based hosting function?

For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel website hosting offers on the present web space hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite inconsiderable marketing niche (when it comes to annual money flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller web page hosting is a type of a small-size marketing segment, which generates an enormous number of different web hosting brands, yet offering exactly the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the hosting offers on the whole hosting market provide exactly the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel web page hosting prices are alike. Very similar. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service practically no other hosting platform/Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is merely one single fact: out of more than 200k hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, remark that one...

200,000 "hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly labeled

The web page hosting "diversity" and the web site hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us boil down to just one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web site hosting brand names. Assume you are just an average chap who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web site development processes and the web space hosting platforms, which actually power the different domain names and web sites . Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any hosting variant you can settle on? Of course there is, today there are more than two hundred thousand webspace hosting companies out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand different webspace hosting brands worldwide will offer you absolutely the same cPanel site hosting Control Panel and platform, named differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the variety on the present-day web page hosting market is... Full stop.

The web site hosting LOTTO we are all part of

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

The pros and cons of the cPanel webspace hosting solution

Let's not be merciless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably met all web hosting market prerequisites. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Negative Aspect No.1: A foolish domain name folder arrangement

If you have two or more domains, however, be very careful not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to erase on the server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Verify for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain folder structure is:

public_html (here is located)
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)
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 name)

Are you becoming baffled? We unquestionably are!

Weakness Number Two: The same mail folder setup

The email folder configuration on the server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin chums strongly increase their belief in God when dealing with the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to screw things up too irreparably.

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

Do we have to bring up the total deficiency of a contemporary domain manipulation menu - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domains, edit domains' Whois information, shield the Whois info, alter/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not supply such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a considerable inconvenience. An unpardonable one, we want to point out...

Inconvenience Number 4: Multiple user login locations (minimum 2, max three)

What about the necessity for another login to utilize the billing, domain and tech support management tool? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel website hosting company. Now and then, based on the billing system (principally tailored for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting distributor is using, the earnest customers can wind up with two extra logins (1: the billing/domain name management system; 2: the trouble ticket support platform), ending up with an aggregate of three login places (including cPanel).

Predicament Number 5: More than 120 website hosting CP menus to get familiar with... briskly

cPanel presents for your consideration 120+ areas inside the web page hosting Control Panel. It's a great idea to get to know each of them. And you'd better memorize them swiftly... That's very impertinent on cPanel's side.

With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based hosting vendors:

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