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How does cpanel-based hosting work?

For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based web page hosting offers on the contemporary website hosting marketplace are generated by a quite insignificant business segment (when it comes to yearly money flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-scale business niche, which provides an enormous number of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying one and the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the web site hosting offers on the entire site hosting market furnish the very same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel web hosting prices are identical. Very much alike. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other site hosting platform/web hosting CP option. So, there is only one fact: out of more than 200,000 web page hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, mark that one...

Two hundred thousand "website hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed

The site hosting "variety" and the site hosting "offerings" Google shows to us come down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different hosting trademarked names. Assume you are only an ordinary chap who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the site making processes and the hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domain names and online portals . Are you prepared to make your web hosting selection? Is there any web page hosting option you can settle on? Sure there is, today there are more than two hundred thousand web space hosting corporations out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ unique website hosting brands in the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel webspace hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the assortment on the present-day webspace hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The web space hosting LOTTERY we are all part of

Simple math shows that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a mammoth strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than one in 50...

The positive and negative sides of the cPanel-based web page hosting solution

Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly fulfilled most website hosting industry prerequisites. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Negative Aspect No.1: A moronic domain name folder setup

If you have two or more domain names, though, be ultra watchful not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub 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 hosting server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, 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 domains, please. Verify for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain folder arrangement 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 name)
public_html/rebeka (a folder part of
public_html/ (a sub-domain of an add-on domain)

Are you growing puzzled? We positively are!

Negative Aspect No.2: The very same e-mail folder structure

The electronic mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin chums strongly increase their belief in God when handling the mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to fuck things up too irretrievably.

Drawback No.3: A sheer shortage of domain administration tools

Do we have to mention the absolute lack of a modern domain administration GUI - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domains, modify domains' Whois info, protect the Whois details, modify/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not supply such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a big drawback. An unforgettable one, we would like to add...

Disadvantage Number 4: Multiple login places (minimum two, maximum 3)

How about the demand for another login to use the billing transaction, domain and tech support administration system? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel web site hosting company. Now and then, on the basis of the invoicing system (principally developed for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting provider is using, the ardent users can wind up with 2 additional login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain administration tool; 2: the trouble ticket support menu), ending up with a total of three user login places (counting cPanel).

Drawback No.5: More than 120 web page hosting Control Panel departments to get to know... briskly

cPanel presents for your consideration more than 120 menus inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's an excellent idea to grasp each and every one of them. And you'd better grasp them rapidly... That's quite arrogant on cPanel's side.

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

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