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How does cpanel web site hosting operate?

For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based website hosting offerings on the current webspace hosting market are furnished by a very unsubstantial business segment (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) named hosting reseller. Reseller web page hosting is a kind of a small business niche, which generates a big quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying absolutely the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98% of the web page hosting offerings on the whole web space hosting market offer absolutely the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel web page hosting price tags are alike. Quite identical. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/web space hosting CP choice. Thus, there is only a single fact: out of more than 200k web site hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, note that one...

200k "web hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed

The web space hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google shows to us come down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different webspace hosting trademarked names. Assume you are only a regular chap who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the site making processes and the web page hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domains and web sites . Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any site hosting alternative you can pick? Of course there is, today there are more than two hundred thousand web page hosting vendors in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique site hosting brand names worldwide will offer you the very same cPanel web page hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the diversity on today's hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The site hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in

Simple math shows that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is an enormous strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that something like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...

The strong and weak sides of the cPanel web space hosting solution

Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly fulfilled all hosting industry prerequisites. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Negative Point No.1: A moronic domain folder system

If you have two or more domains, though, be very cautious not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to delete on the server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name 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 domain names, please. Examine for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain name folder structure 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 name)
public_html/ (an add-on domain)
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 bewildered? We undoubtedly are!

Negative Side Number Two: The same e-mail folder setup

The e-mail folder configuration on the server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Making the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin guys strongly strengthen their faith in God when managing the mail folders on the mail server, praying not to botch things up too harshly.

Negative Aspect Number 3: A complete shortage of domain manipulation sections

Do we need to mention the total deficiency of a modern domain name administration GUI - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domains' Whois details, protect the Whois info, change/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not include such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a vast predicament. An inexcusable one, we would like to point out...

Negative Point No.4: Multiple user login locations (min 2, max three)

How about the necessity for another login to avail of the invoicing transaction, domain name and technical support administration interface? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel website hosting provider. At times, based on the billing platform (particularly intended for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting corporation is availing of, the eager clients can wind up with two additional logins (1: the billing/domain name administration software solution; 2: the ticket support user interface), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).

Negative Sign No.5: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting CP areas to get to know... promptly

cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a glorious idea to get to know each of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them promptly... That's way too impertinent on cPanel's side.

With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web space hosting service providers:

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