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How cPanel Website Hosting Works

For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel web hosting offerings on today's website hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite inconsiderable marketing niche (when it comes to annual cash flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-size business niche, which provides a vast amount of different web hosting brand names, yet providing exactly the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offers on the entire web hosting marketplace supply one and the very same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting price tags are similar. Quite identical. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is merely one single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, note that one...

200,000 "web hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed

The web hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us boil down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Suppose you are merely a regular bloke who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the website creation processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domain names and online portals. Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any website hosting option you can decide upon? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting companies in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different website hosting brands worldwide will give you the very same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, branded in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the variety on the present-day website hosting marketplace is... Period.

The web hosting LOTTERY we are all part of

Simple arithmetic shows that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a colossal stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...

The positive and negative points of the cPanel web hosting solution

Let's not be harsh with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably satisfied all hosting business preconditions. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...

Negative Sign Number One: A foolish domain name folder system

If you have two or more domain names, however, be extra watchful 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 domains are quite easy to erase on the server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Examine for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain name folder system 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)
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 baffled? We categorically are!

Shortcoming No.2: The same e-mail folder structure

The e-mail folder arrangement on the web server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin guys firmly strengthen their faith in God when handling the email folders on the mail server, praying not to bungle things up too severely.

Negative Aspect Number 3: A total lack of domain management options

Do we need to mention the entire shortage of a contemporary domain name management GUI - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domain names' Whois information, protect the Whois details, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not include such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a great shortcoming. An unforgivable one, we wish to add...

Weak Point Number Four: Multiple login locations (minimum 2, maximum 3)

What about the demand for an extra login to use the billing, domain name and technical support administration user interface? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel web hosting provider. Now and then, based on the invoicing tool (especially designed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting vendor is using, the eager users can wind up with two extra login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain management platform; 2: the ticket support menu), ending up with a total of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).

Disadvantage No.5: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel departments to memorize... briskly

cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the website hosting CP. It's a glorious idea to get to know each of them. And you'd better learn them swiftly... That's extremely impertinent on cPanel's side.

With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting corporations:

As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...