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How cPanel Web Hosting Operates

For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel web hosting offerings on today's website hosting marketplace are supplied by a very insubstantial marketing segment (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) called reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-sized business niche, which provides a huge quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering literally the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offerings on the whole web hosting market supply one and the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting prices are similar. Very much alike. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is just one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, remark that one...

200k "web hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently named

Business
Unlimited storage
Unlimited bandwidth
5 websites hosted
30-Day Free Trial
$8.33 / month
Corporate
Unlimited storage
Unlimited bandwidth
Unlimited websites hosted
30-Day Free Trial
$16.67 / month
 

The web hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google presents to us boil down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Suppose you are only a normal chap who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the site making procedures and the hosting platforms, which actually power the various domains and websites. Are you prepared to make your hosting selection? Is there any website hosting variant you can select? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting distributors in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ unique website hosting brand names worldwide will give you strictly the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, labeled in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the variety on the current web hosting market is... Full stop.

The web hosting LOTTO we are all participating in

Simple mathematics reveals that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a gigantic strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that something like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...

The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel web hosting solution

Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably fulfilled all web hosting industry demands. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Inconvenience Number One: An imbecilic domain name folder arrangement

If you have two or more domain names, though, be extremely careful not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to delete on the web server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located 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. Decide for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain name folder setup is:

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

Are you growing disorientated? We surely are!

Weakness Number 2: The very same email folder arrangement

The mail folder structure on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin chaps strongly reinforce their faith in God when handling the electronic mail folders on the mail server, praying not to mess things up too gravely.

Drawback Number Three: An absolute deficiency of domain manipulation menus

Do we need to cite the absolute deficiency of a contemporary domain name administration interface - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domain names, change domains' Whois info, protect the Whois info, edit/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not include such a "modern" menu at all. That's a huge disadvantage. An inexcusable one, we want to add...

Negative Aspect No.4: Numerous user login locations (minimum two, maximum 3)

How about the need for an extra login to avail of the invoicing, domain name and tech support management software? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel web hosting vendor. Now and then, depending on the invoicing tool (particularly made for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting supplier is making use of, the keen users can wind up with two extra login places (1: the invoicing/domain management user interface; 2: the trouble ticket support system), winding up with a total of three login locations (counting cPanel).

Negative Aspect No.5: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting CP sections to get acquainted with... quickly

cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a fabulous idea to get to know each and every one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them swiftly... That's quite impertinent on cPanel's side.

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

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