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How cPanel Hosting Operates

For your info, it's good to know that most of the cPanel-based website hosting offers on the present website hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite inconsiderable marketing niche (when it comes to annual money flow) called reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-scale marketing segment, which provides an immense amount of different web hosting brand names, yet providing literally the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offerings on the entire web hosting market provide one and the very same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel website hosting price tags are similar. Very much alike. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel option. So, there is merely one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, note that one...

200,000 "website hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet diversely branded

The website hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google presents to us come down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are only a normal bloke who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the website creation processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the various domain names and web sites. Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any hosting option you can select? Sure there is, as of now there are more than 200,000 website hosting distributors in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ different web hosting brands across the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, labeled in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the variety on the present-day website hosting market is... Full stop.

The website hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is an enormous stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...

The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel-based website hosting solution

Let's not be cruel with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps fulfilled all hosting market preconditions. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...

Downside Number 1: An idiotic domain name folder system

If you have two or more domains, though, be extremely careful not to remove 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 name). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to remove on the server, since 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 situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Decide for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain name folder structure is:

public_html (here my-default-domain.com is located)
public_html/my-family (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-second-domain.com (an add-on domain)
public_html/my-second-wife (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-second-wife.net (an add-on domain name)
public_html/my-third-domain.com (an add-on domain)
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)

Are you getting puzzled? We unquestionably are!

Weakness Number Two: The same e-mail folder system

The e-mail folder structure on the web server is literally the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin guys firmly enhance their belief in God when handling the electronic mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too severely.

Negative Side No.3: A complete absence of domain name administration GUIs

Do we need to bring up the sheer shortage of a modern domain name administration interface - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domains, change domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois information, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not provide such a "modern" user interface at all. That's an immense disadvantage. An unpardonable one, we want to add...

Weak Point Number 4: Numerous user login places (minimum two, maximum 3)

How about the need for an extra login to access the invoicing, domain and technical support management system? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel website hosting vendor. Sometimes, based on the invoicing transaction platform (principally created for cPanel only) the cPanel website hosting service provider is availing of, the zealous clients can wind up with two extra logins (1: the billing transaction/domain name administration software solution; 2: the ticket support GUI), winding up with an aggregate of three login places (counting cPanel).

Shortcoming Number 5: 120+ web hosting Control Panel sections to get acquainted with... quickly

cPanel offers to your attention more than 120 sections inside the web hosting CP. It's a fantastic idea to get to know each of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them quickly... That's very impertinent on cPanel's side.

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

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