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How does cpanel hosting operate?

For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel web site hosting offers on today's web space hosting market are furnished by a quite insignificant business segment (as far as annual money flow is concerned) called hosting reseller. Reseller webspace hosting is a kind of a small-sized business niche, which provides an enormous number of different web hosting brands, yet offering precisely the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the webspace hosting offerings on the entire hosting marketplace provide the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based webspace hosting price tags are similar. Quite identical. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service practically no other web site hosting platform/webspace hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is merely a single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...

200k "webspace hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed

The web page hosting "diversity" and the webspace hosting "offers" Google presents to us boil down to just one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are just an ordinary guy who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web page creation procedures and the web site hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domains and web sites . Are you prepared to make your web hosting decision? Is there any hosting option you can select? Of course there is, these days there are more than 200,000 webspace hosting distributors in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ unique web site hosting brand names all over the world will offer you literally the same cPanel web page hosting Control Panel and platform, branded in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the variety on the current hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The webspace hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in

Simple mathematics demonstrates that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a gigantic stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...

The strong and weak sides of the cPanel-based hosting solution

Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and perhaps answered most hosting industry preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...

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

If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extra watchful not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to erase on the web server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name 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. See for yourself how great 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 name)
public_html/ (an add-on domain)
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 name)

Are you becoming baffled? We certainly are!

Inconvenience Number 2: The very same mail folder arrangement

The e-mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Making the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin guys strongly strengthen their belief in God when coping with the email folders on the email server, praying not to screw things up too severely.

Disadvantage Number Three: An utter deficiency of domain manipulation GUIs

Do we need to point out the absolute deficiency of a contemporary domain manipulation GUI - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, modify domain names' Whois details, shield the Whois details, modify/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not contain such a "modern" interface at all. That's a major inconvenience. An unjustifiable one, we would like to point out...

Negative Point Number 4: Many user login places (minimum 2, maximum three)

What about the necessity for another login to avail of the invoice transaction, domain name and technical support management user interface? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based web site hosting provider. Sometimes, depending on the invoice transaction platform (especially designed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting distributor is using, the earnest customers can wind up with 2 extra login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain name administration tool; 2: the ticket support section), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).

Shortcoming Number 5: More than 120 site hosting CP departments to get acquainted with... briskly

cPanel offers to your attention 120+ areas inside the site hosting Control Panel. It's a fantastic idea to get to know each one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them fast... That's excessively impertinent on cPanel's side.

With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web page hosting suppliers:

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