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How does cpanel web hosting work?

For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel site hosting offers on the present-day web hosting market are provided by a quite inconsiderable marketing segment (when it comes to annual capital flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller site hosting is a type of a small-size business segment, which supplies an enormous quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying strictly the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the hosting offerings on the whole site hosting marketplace provide exactly the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based web site hosting price tags are alike. Quite similar. Giving those who require a top web hosting service almost no other web site hosting platform/web site hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is merely a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand webspace hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...

200,000 "website hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly named

The website hosting "variety" and the web space hosting "offers" Google presents to us come down to just one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different site hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are simply a regular person who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the website making procedures and the web space hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domain names and web portals . Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any website hosting option you can pick? Of course there is, now there are more than 200,000 website hosting firms in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ different webspace hosting brand names worldwide will give you the very same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, branded differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the variety on the present site hosting market is... Full stop.

The web site hosting LOTTERY we are all part of

Simple arithmetic reveals that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a huge stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...

The positive and negative sides of the cPanel site hosting solution

Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and perhaps fulfilled most hosting industry preconditions. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Predicament Number One: A dumb domain folder system

If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extremely careful not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to remove on the hosting server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Determine for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain name folder setup 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 name)
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 baffled? We definitely are!

Weak Side Number Two: The very same electronic mail folder arrangement

The mail folder structure on the server is literally the same as that of the domains... Making the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin blokes strongly fortify their belief in God when managing the mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to muck things up too irreparably.

Negative Point Number Three: An absolute deficiency of domain name management tools

Do we have to mention the absolute absence of a contemporary domain management platform - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domains' Whois info, protect the Whois details, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "modern" tool at all. That's an immense weakness. An unforgettable one, we would like to add...

Inconvenience Number Four: Numerous user login locations (minimum two, maximum 3)

What about the necessity for an extra login to use the invoicing, domain and tech support administration GUI? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel webspace hosting vendor. Sometimes, depending on the invoicing system (particularly intended for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting firm is utilizing, the eager users can wind up with two additional login places (1: the invoicing/domain management tool; 2: the trouble ticket support menu), winding up with a total of three login locations (counting cPanel).

Negative Sign Number 5: More than 120 Control Panel areas to get acquainted with... quickly

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

With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based webspace hosting corporations:

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