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How does cpanel-based hosting function?

For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based web hosting offers on the present website hosting market are generated by a very insubstantial business niche (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller site hosting is a type of a small-sized business niche, which provides a vast number of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying exactly the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the hosting offerings on the whole web space hosting market furnish precisely the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel web site hosting price tags are identical. Very much alike. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other site hosting platform/web site hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200,000 hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, mark that one...

Two hundred thousand "webspace hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely labeled

The hosting "variety" and the site hosting "offerings" Google presents to us boil down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web page hosting trademarked names. Assume you are only an average guy who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the web page development processes and the hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domains and websites . Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any webspace hosting option you can select? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than 200k web site hosting firms in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ different web space hosting brands across the world will give you literally the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the variety on the present website hosting market is... Full stop.

The web hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple mathematics shows that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a gigantic stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...

The strong and weak points of the cPanel hosting solution

Let's not be harsh with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps satisfied all hosting business requirements. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Weakness Number 1: A stupid domain name folder arrangement

If you have 2 or more domains, however, be very careful not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to erase on the web hosting server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed 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 marvelous cPanel's domain folder configuration 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)
public_html/rebeka (a folder part of
public_html/ (a sub-domain of an add-on domain)

Are you growing confused? We absolutely are!

Downside No.2: The very same mail folder setup

The electronic mail folder structure on the web server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin guys strongly fortify their belief in God when tackling the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to mess things up too fatally.

Downside Number Three: An entire deficiency of domain name administration interfaces

Do we have to bring up the sheer lack of a contemporary domain name management interface - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domains, change domains' Whois information, secure the Whois information, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not provide such a "modern" menu at all. That's a considerable disadvantage. An unforgettable one, we want to point out...

Weak Point Number 4: Many user login locations (min 2, max three)

What about the need for an extra login to access the billing, domain and technical support management software platform? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel hosting service provider. At times, on the basis of the invoicing platform (especially developed for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting distributor is utilizing, the devoted users can wind up with 2 additional login places (1: the invoicing/domain management GUI; 2: the ticket support software platform), ending up with an aggregate of 3 user login places (including cPanel).

Drawback Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting CP sections to pick up... promptly

cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the web page hosting CP. It's an excellent idea to become familiar with each of them. And you'd better grasp them quickly... That's inordinately arrogant on cPanel's side.

With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel webspace hosting corporations:

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