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How cPanel Website Hosting Operates

For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based Website Hosting offers on the current web hosting marketplace are provided by a very unsubstantial business niche (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-size marketing segment, which provides a great quantity of different web hosting brands, yet supplying precisely the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offerings on the entire web hosting market offer absolutely the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based Website Hosting prices are identical. Very much alike. Giving those who require a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/web hosting CP alternative. So, there is simply one fact: out of more than 200k hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, mark that one...

200,000 "Website Hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed

The Website Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us boil down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Imagine you are just a regular guy who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the website development procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domain names and web sites. Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any web hosting option you can select? Of course there is, right now there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting vendors in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique web hosting brand names around the world will offer you exactly the same cPanel CP and platform, dubbed differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the diversity on the current hosting market is... Full stop.

The Website Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of

Simple math demonstrates that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is an enormous stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...

The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel Website Hosting solution

Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and perhaps met most website hosting industry demands. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...

Negative Side Number 1: A dumb domain name folder configuration

If you have two or more domain names, though, be extra careful not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to delete on the web hosting server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Examine for yourself how good cPanel's domain name folder arrangement is:

public_html (here is placed)
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 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 puzzled? We doubtlessly are!

Disadvantage Number 2: The same e-mail folder structure

The e-mail folder arrangement on the web server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chums firmly fortify their faith in God when dealing with the email folders on the e-mail server, praying not to screw things up too severely.

Inconvenience No.3: A thorough shortage of domain name manipulation interfaces

Do we have to point out the thorough absence of a contemporary domain name management tool - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, change domain names' Whois info, protect the Whois information, modify/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not supply such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a major problem. An inexcusable one, we would like to point out...

Weak Point No.4: Many login locations (minimum two, max three)

What about the demand for an additional login to access the invoice transaction, domain name and tech support management user interface? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel Website Hosting service provider. Sometimes, based on the billing system (particularly designed for cPanel only) the cPanel Website Hosting company is making use of, the ardent clients can wind up with two additional logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain name administration menu; 2: the ticket support software), ending up with a total of three login places (including cPanel).

Shortcoming No.5: 120+ web hosting CP departments to learn... briskly

cPanel offers to your attention more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the web hosting CP. It's a remarkable idea to grasp each and every one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them rapidly... That's inordinately impudent on cPanel's side.

With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Website Hosting distributors:

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