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How does cpanel hosting operate?

For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel web page hosting offers on today's site hosting market are provided by a very inconsiderable business segment (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) known as reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a type of a small-size marketing niche, which supplies a great amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying strictly the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web page hosting offerings on the whole web space hosting marketplace furnish the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel webspace hosting price tags are identical. Very much alike. Giving those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other site hosting platform/site hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is simply one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand site hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, note that one...

200k "web space hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely branded

The web page hosting "variety" and the web space hosting "offers" Google shows to us come down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different webspace hosting brand names. Suppose you are just an average fellow who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the site creation procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domains and web sites . Are you prepared to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web hosting option you can choose? Of course there is, right now there are more than two hundred thousand web space hosting vendors out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ unique site hosting brand names worldwide will offer you precisely the same cPanel site hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the variety on the contemporary webspace hosting market is... Period.

The webspace hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in

Simple math shows that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a great strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...

The pros and cons of the cPanel-based web page hosting solution

Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and presumably fulfilled all webspace hosting market preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...

Predicament Number One: A ludicrous domain folder structure

If you have 2 or more domains, however, be very careful not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain name, 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, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Determine for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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 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)
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 perplexed? We undeniably are!

Negative Point Number 2: The same electronic mail folder arrangement

The email folder structure on the web server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes firmly strengthen their faith in God when managing the email folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to botch things up too gravely.

Downside No.3: A total deficiency of domain manipulation sections

Do we have to bring up the thorough deficiency of a contemporary domain manipulation tool - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domains' Whois info, shield the Whois information, change/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not contain such a "modern" user interface at all. That's an immense downside. An unforgettable one, we want to point out...

Negative Point Number Four: Multiple login places (minimum 2, maximum three)

What about the need for an extra login to utilize the invoice transaction, domain name and tech support administration software? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based web page hosting provider. At times, depending on the invoicing transaction platform (especially meant for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting firm is availing of, the devoted users can wind up with two extra login locations (1: the billing/domain name management software platform; 2: the ticket support system), winding up with a total of three login locations (including cPanel).

Weakness No.5: More than 120 web space hosting CP menus to become acquainted with... promptly

cPanel presents for your consideration more than 120 departments inside the webspace hosting Control Panel. It's a glorious idea to get familiar with each of them. And you'd better get to know them rapidly... That's quite insolent on cPanel's side.

With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel webspace hosting suppliers:

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