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How Does cPanel Web Hosting Work?

For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel website hosting offerings on the present-day web hosting market are generated by a quite unsubstantial business niche (when it comes to yearly cash flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller hosting is a type of a small-sized marketing segment, which provides an immense number of different web hosting brands, yet offering the very same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offers on the entire website hosting market supply one and the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting prices are similar. Quite identical. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is merely a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, mind that one...

200k "website hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named

The website hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us boil down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are just a regular person who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the web site creation processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domain names and sites. Are you prepared to make your hosting choice? Is there any web hosting variant you can decide upon? Of course there is, these days there are more than 200,000 hosting service providers in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ different website hosting brand names around the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the assortment on the present-day hosting market is... Period.

The website hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in

Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting company is an immense stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that an event like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...

The strong and weak points of the cPanel-based website hosting solution

Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and presumably fulfilled most web hosting market prerequisites. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Weak Point No.1: A moronic domain folder arrangement

If you have two or more domain names, though, be extremely watchful not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to erase on the web server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Check for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain name folder arrangement is:

public_html (here my-default-domain.com is placed)
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 name)
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)
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 getting perplexed? We categorically are!

Shortcoming Number 2: The very same mail folder structure

The e-mail folder structure on the web hosting server is literally the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin chums firmly strengthen their faith in God when tackling the email folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to mess things up too irreparably.

Problem Number 3: An absolute shortage of domain name management sections

Do we need to refer to the thorough deficiency of a modern domain administration platform - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domains, alter domains' Whois information, secure the Whois information, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not furnish such a "modern" menu at all. That's a big drawback. An inexcusable one, we want to add...

Negative Aspect Number Four: Multiple user login places (min two, max 3)

What about the necessity for another login to access the billing transaction, domain name and tech support management section? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based website hosting vendor. Now and then, based on the billing platform (especially developed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel website hosting supplier is utilizing, the ardent users can end up with 2 extra logins (1: the billing/domain administration user interface; 2: the trouble ticket support software), ending up with a total of 3 login places (including cPanel).

Weak Side Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting CP sections to get familiar with... fast

cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the Control Panel. It's a glorious idea to become familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them rapidly... That's inordinately arrogant on cPanel's side.

With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel website hosting corporations:

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