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How does cpanel web hosting work?

For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based web space hosting offers on the current web space hosting market are furnished by a very insubstantial business niche (when it comes to annual cash flow) called reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small business segment, which generates a vast quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering exactly the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the webspace hosting offerings on the whole web page hosting market supply the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based webspace hosting price tags are alike. Very identical. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other webspace hosting platform/web space hosting CP choice. Thus, there is only one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, mark that one...

Two hundred thousand "web page hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely labeled

The webspace hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us boil down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are simply an average guy who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the site development processes and the web site hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domains and websites . Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any webspace hosting variant you can settle on? Sure there is, right now there are more than 200,000 web space hosting providers out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand different website hosting brand names across the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, named differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the variety on the present web site hosting market is... Period.

The web hosting LOTTERY we are all part of

Simple arithmetic shows that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a mammoth stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than one in 50...

The pros and cons of the cPanel web space hosting solution

Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and probably met most web site hosting market demands. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...

Weak Side Number One: A dumb domain folder system

If you have two or more domains, however, be extremely careful not to delete fully 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 domain names are quite easy to remove on the server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very 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 attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. See for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain folder system is:

public_html (here is placed)
public_html/my-family (a folder part of
public_html/ (an add-on domain)
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 name)

Are you getting disorientated? We certainly are!

Shortcoming Number Two: The same email folder structure

The e-mail folder configuration on the server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin boys strongly reinforce their belief in God when coping with the electronic mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to botch things up too severely.

Drawback Number Three: A complete absence of domain management menus

Do we need to bring up the utter lack of a modern domain management tool - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domains' Whois information, protect the Whois information, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not include such a "modern" menu at all. That's a big problem. An unforgettable one, we would like to add...

Inconvenience No.4: Numerous user login locations (minimum 2, max 3)

How about the need for an additional login to make use of the invoice transaction, domain and technical support management platform? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel web page hosting corporation. Occasionally, on the basis of the invoice transaction platform (particularly tailored for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting distributor is using, the avid users can wind up with 2 additional login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain administration section; 2: the ticket support system), winding up with an aggregate of three user login locations (counting cPanel).

Problem Number 5: More than 120 CP sections to get to know... fast

cPanel presents to your attention 120+ areas inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a fantastic idea to get familiar with each one of them. And you'd better grasp them fast... That's way too impudent 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? Note that one as well...