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How does cpanel-based web site hosting operate?

For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based web space hosting offerings on today's webspace hosting marketplace are generated by a very inconsiderable business niche (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-sized marketing segment, which generates a huge quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying strictly the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the webspace hosting offers on the whole site hosting market offer one and the very same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based web site hosting price tags are alike. Quite similar. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other web page hosting platform/website hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is just one single fact: out of more than 200,000 site hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, note that one...

200k "webspace hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly named

The web hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us boil down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different site hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are only an ordinary guy who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the site making processes and the web page hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domain names and sites . Are you prepared to make your web hosting choice? Is there any website hosting variant you can choose? Of course there is, at present there are more than two hundred thousand web site hosting corporations in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand different web site hosting brands worldwide will offer you the same cPanel webspace hosting Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the variety on the contemporary webspace hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The web space hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple arithmetic shows that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a big stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than one in 50...

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

Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably met most web site hosting market demands. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Weak Side No.1: A stupid domain name folder configuration

If you have two or more domains, however, be ultra watchful not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to erase on the web server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. See for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain name folder setup is:

public_html (here is located)
public_html/my-family (a folder part of
public_html/ (an add-on domain)
public_html/my-second-wife (a folder part of
public_html/ (an add-on domain name)
public_html/ (an add-on domain name)
public_html/my-third-wife (a folder part of
public_html/ (an add-on domain name)
public_html/rebeka (a folder part of
public_html/ (a sub-domain of an add-on domain)

Are you becoming baffled? We categorically are!

Weak Side Number Two: The same mail folder setup

The e-mail folder structure on the web server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin boys strongly increase their belief in God when managing the mail folders on the email server, hoping not to bungle things up too fatally.

Negative Point Number Three: An utter shortage of domain management options

Do we need to cite the absolute lack of a contemporary domain manipulation interface - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, modify domains' Whois information, protect the Whois details, change/create name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" section at all. That's a considerable shortcoming. An unpardonable one, we wish to point out...

Negative Point Number 4: Many login places (min two, maximum three)

What about the necessity for another login to use the billing, domain and technical support administration user interface? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel site hosting service provider. At times, based on the billing system (especially developed for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting supplier is using, the enthusiastic clients can end up with 2 extra logins (1: the billing/domain management interface; 2: the trouble ticket support GUI), winding up with a total of three user login places (counting cPanel).

Disadvantage Number 5: More than 120 web page hosting CP departments to get to know... briskly

cPanel presents for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the webspace hosting Control Panel. It's a great idea to get to know each one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them briskly... That's inordinately insolent on cPanel's side.

With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web site hosting firms:

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