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How does cpanel-based web hosting work?

For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel hosting offers on the current website hosting market are furnished by a very unsubstantial business niche (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) named reseller hosting. Reseller webspace hosting is a kind of a small marketing segment, which generates an enormous amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying strictly the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the site hosting offerings on the whole hosting market supply one and the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based web space hosting price tags are alike. Very similar. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service practically no other webspace hosting platform/web site hosting CP option. Thus, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200k site hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, note that one...

200k "site hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet diversely named

The site hosting "variety" and the hosting "offerings" Google shows to us boil down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Assume you are only an ordinary chap who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web site development processes and the web space hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domains and sites . Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any web site hosting variant you can select? Sure there is, as of now there are more than 200,000 web space hosting distributors in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ unique hosting brand names all over the world will give you literally the same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the diversity on the current hosting market is... Full stop.

The web hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in

Simple math demonstrates that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a mammoth strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...

The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel-based site hosting solution

Let's not be merciless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and probably fulfilled all website hosting industry prerequisites. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...

Negative Point No.1: An idiotic domain name folder arrangement

If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extra attentive not to delete 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 domains are very simple to remove on the web hosting server, since they all are placed 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. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. See for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain name folder structure 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)
public_html/ (an add-on domain name)
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 becoming bewildered? We clearly are!

Problem Number 2: The very same email folder structure

The mail folder arrangement on the web server is literally the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin chums firmly enhance their faith in God when handling the email folders on the mail server, hoping not to botch things up too badly.

Problem No.3: A complete absence of domain management sections

Do we have to refer to the complete absence of a modern domain administration platform - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domain names' Whois information, shield the Whois details, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "modern" tool at all. That's a considerable predicament. An inexcusable one, we want to add...

Weak Side Number Four: Numerous user login places (minimum two, max three)

How about the demand for an extra login to utilize the invoicing, domain name and technical support administration section? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel webspace hosting company. Now and then, based on the billing tool (particularly created for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting supplier is using, the devoted customers can end up with two additional logins (1: the billing/domain name management tool; 2: the ticket support software solution), ending up with an aggregate of 3 user login places (including cPanel).

Weak Side Number Five: More than 120 website hosting Control Panel menus to become acquainted with... fast

cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the web hosting CP. It's a fabulous idea to get familiar with each of them. And you'd better learn them briskly... That's quite impudent on cPanel's side.

With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel webspace hosting providers:

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