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How Does cPanel Hosting Operate?

For your info, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based hosting offerings on the current web hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite inconsiderable marketing segment (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) called reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small marketing segment, which furnishes a vast quantity of different web hosting brands, yet offering one and the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offers on the entire website hosting market furnish precisely the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based hosting prices are similar. Very much alike. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is simply one single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...

Two hundred thousand "hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely labeled

The hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us come down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Imagine you are only an ordinary fellow who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the web page making processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domain names and online portals. Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any hosting option you can settle on? Of course there is, today there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting vendors out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ different web hosting brand names all over the world will give you strictly the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the diversity on the present web hosting marketplace is... Period.

The hosting LOTTO we are all participating in

Simple mathematics demonstrates that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a big 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 positive and negative sides of the cPanel-based hosting solution

Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly fulfilled all web hosting business preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...

Downside Number 1: A foolish domain name folder configuration

If you have two or more domains, however, be extra watchful not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to erase on the web hosting server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated 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. Discover for yourself how great cPanel's domain 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)
public_html/my-second-wife (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-second-wife.net (an add-on domain)
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 name)
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 name)

Are you getting nonplussed? We positively are!

Problem Number 2: The very same mail folder system

The electronic mail folder configuration on the server is literally the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin blokes strongly increase their belief in God when tackling the email folders on the mail server, hoping not to botch things up too gravely.

Drawback Number 3: An absolute deficiency of domain manipulation GUIs

Do we need to point out the complete absence of a contemporary domain management GUI - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, change domains' Whois details, secure the Whois info, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not offer such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a considerable weakness. An unpardonable one, we wish to point out...

Drawback No.4: Multiple user login places (min two, max 3)

What about the demand for an extra login to avail of the invoice transaction, domain name and tech support management menu? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel hosting provider. At times, based on the billing system (especially tailored for cPanel only) the cPanel hosting corporation is making use of, the keen users can end up with 2 additional login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain administration software solution; 2: the trouble ticket support tool), winding up with a total of three user login locations (counting cPanel).

Disadvantage Number 5: More than 120 web hosting Control Panel menus to get acquainted with... quickly

cPanel presents for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the hosting Control Panel. It's a fantastic idea to learn each of them. And you'd better get familiar with them fast... That's very arrogant on cPanel's side.

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

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