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How Does cPanel Hosting Operate?

For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel website hosting offers on the current web hosting marketplace are provided by a very insubstantial business niche (when it comes to annual capital flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-scale business niche, which furnishes a vast amount of different web hosting brands, yet supplying absolutely the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offers on the whole website hosting market offer the very same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting prices are alike. Very identical. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel option. So, there is only one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, note that one...

200k "website hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet differently labeled

The website hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us boil down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Assume you are merely an average chap who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the website making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domains and web portals. Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any hosting option you can settle on? Of course there is, at the moment there are more than 200k web hosting service providers in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ different website hosting brand names worldwide will offer you precisely the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, branded in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the assortment on the current web hosting market is... Period.

The website hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple arithmetic shows that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a huge strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that something like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...

The positive and negative sides of the cPanel website hosting solution

Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly fulfilled most web hosting business demands. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...

Predicament Number 1: An imbecilic domain folder setup

If you have 2 or more domain names, however, 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 delete on the server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Observe for yourself how great cPanel's domain name folder arrangement is:

public_html (here my-default-domain.com is placed)
public_html/my-family (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-second-domain.com (an add-on domain name)
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 name)
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 becoming puzzled? We positively are!

Negative Aspect Number 2: The same electronic mail folder system

The electronic mail folder structure on the web server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin blokes firmly increase their belief in God when coping with the mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to muck things up too severely.

Negative Sign No.3: An utter deficiency of domain administration GUIs

Do we have to refer to the absolute absence of a modern domain name manipulation menu - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domains, change domains' Whois details, secure the Whois details, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not include such a "modern" interface at all. That's a major shortcoming. An inexcusable one, we want to add...

Weak Side Number Four: Numerous user login places (minimum two, maximum 3)

What about the demand for an extra login to utilize the billing transaction, domain and tech support administration section? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based website hosting firm. Now and then, depending on the invoice transaction system (particularly conceived for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel website hosting company is using, the ardent customers can end up with two extra login places (1: the invoicing/domain name administration software; 2: the trouble ticket support menu), winding up with an aggregate of three login locations (including cPanel).

Problem No.5: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting CP departments to get familiar with... fast

cPanel presents for your consideration more than 120 sections inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a remarkable idea to grasp each one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them promptly... That's excessively arrogant on cPanel's side.

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

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