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How does cpanel hosting operate?

For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based website hosting offerings on the contemporary web hosting market are generated by a very insignificant business niche (when it comes to yearly money flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a kind of a small-sized business niche, which supplies an enormous amount of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing the very same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web page hosting offerings on the entire website hosting marketplace supply the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel website hosting prices are alike. Very identical. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other web page hosting platform/web space hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is simply one single fact: out of more than 200k site hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, note that one...

Two hundred thousand "site hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed

The webspace hosting "variety" and the hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us boil down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different site hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are only a regular chap who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the site creation procedures and the web site hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domain names and online portals . Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any web page hosting option you can settle on? Sure there is, at the moment there are more than two hundred thousand web page hosting suppliers in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ different web site hosting brand names all over the world will give you literally the same cPanel webspace hosting Control Panel and platform, branded in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the assortment on the current hosting market is... Period.

The web space hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple arithmetic reveals that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a great stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...

The positive and negative sides of the cPanel web page hosting solution

Let's not be severe with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and probably covered all web space hosting industry requirements. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Negative Point Number 1: A stupid domain folder arrangement

If you have two or more domain names, though, be ultra attentive not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to erase on the hosting server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite 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 domain names, please. See for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain name 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 name)
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 name)

Are you growing bewildered? We definitely are!

Negative Point No.2: The same e-mail folder arrangement

The e-mail folder structure on the web server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Making the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chaps firmly reinforce their faith in God when coping with the electronic mail folders on the email server, praying not to botch things up too harshly.

Weakness Number 3: A complete shortage of domain name administration interfaces

Do we have to point out the entire absence of a contemporary domain name administration interface - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, change domain names' Whois details, shield the Whois details, alter/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not provide such a "modern" tool at all. That's an immense predicament. An unforgivable one, we want to add...

Negative Side No.4: Many login places (minimum 2, maximum three)

How about the necessity for an extra login to make use of the billing, domain name and technical support management system? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel web site hosting distributor. Occasionally, depending on the invoice transaction system (especially designed for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting corporation is utilizing, the devoted customers can wind up with two extra logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain name administration user interface; 2: the trouble ticket support system), winding up with a total of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).

Weak Point Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty hosting CP departments to grasp... briskly

cPanel presents to your attention 120+ departments inside the website hosting CP. It's a terrific idea to grasp each of them. And you'd better learn them promptly... That's excessively arrogant on cPanel's side.

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

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