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How does cpanel-based web site hosting work?

For your info, it's good to know that most of the cPanel-based web hosting offerings on the contemporary web space hosting market are generated by a very insubstantial business segment (when it comes to annual cash flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web page hosting is a kind of a small marketing niche, which provides a big quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing the very same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the web page hosting offerings on the entire website hosting marketplace furnish absolutely the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel web hosting prices are similar. Quite similar. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other web space hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is merely one single fact: out of more than 200k site hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, mind that one...

Two hundred thousand "web page hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet differently labeled

The webspace hosting "variety" and the webspace hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us come down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different webspace hosting brand names. Imagine you are merely an average guy who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web page making procedures and the site hosting platforms, which actually power the different domain names and online portals . Are you prepared to make your hosting selection? Is there any website hosting option you can choose? Sure there is, at the moment there are more than 200,000 hosting providers out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ unique web page hosting brands all over the world will give you the same cPanel webspace hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the variety on the contemporary web site hosting market is... Full stop.

The web hosting LOTTERY we are all part of

Simple arithmetic reveals that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a gigantic stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than one in 50...

The strong and weak points of the cPanel-based web site hosting solution

Let's not be unfair with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably met most site hosting business preconditions. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...

Inconvenience Number 1: An idiotic domain name folder structure

If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extremely cautious not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to remove on the web hosting server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Observe for yourself how great cPanel's domain folder arrangement is:

public_html (here is placed)
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 name)
public_html/my-third-wife (a folder part of
public_html/ (an add-on domain name)
public_html/rebeka (a folder part of
public_html/ (a sub-domain of an add-on domain name)

Are you getting confused? We certainly are!

Weakness No.2: The very same mail folder configuration

The e-mail folder configuration on the web hosting server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin boys strongly fortify their faith in God when managing the mail folders on the email server, hoping not to botch things up too gravely.

Negative Point No.3: An utter absence of domain administration interfaces

Do we need to mention the thorough absence of a modern domain management menu - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, alter domain names' Whois info, shield the Whois information, modify/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not involve such a "modern" menu at all. That's an enormous weakness. An unforgivable one, we wish to point out...

Weakness Number Four: Numerous user login locations (min 2, maximum three)

How about the demand for an additional login to utilize the billing, domain name and technical support administration system? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel web space hosting corporation. Now and then, on the basis of the invoicing tool (especially created for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting firm is availing of, the keen clients can end up with 2 additional login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain administration software solution; 2: the ticket support tool), ending up with a total of 3 user login locations (including cPanel).

Problem No.5: More than one hundred and twenty website hosting CP departments to memorize... fast

cPanel presents for your consideration 120+ sections inside the Control Panel. It's an excellent idea to become familiar with each one of them. And you'd better learn them promptly... That's extremely impudent on cPanel's side.

With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel website hosting service providers:

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