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How does cpanel web site hosting function?

For your info, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel web site hosting offerings on the contemporary webspace hosting market are generated by a very inconsiderable marketing niche (when it comes to annual capital flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller web site hosting is a sort of a small-sized marketing niche, which supplies a huge amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering the very same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the web site hosting offers on the entire website hosting marketplace offer strictly the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based site hosting prices are identical. Very much alike. Giving those who need a top web hosting service almost no other web page hosting platform/CP option. So, there is only one fact: out of more than 200k hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, note that one...

200,000 "web page hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet differently branded

The website hosting "diversity" and the web site hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us come down to just one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different site hosting trademarked names. Assume you are merely an ordinary person who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web page creation procedures and the web page hosting platforms, which actually power the various domain names and web sites . Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any web page hosting option you can pick? Of course there is, these days there are more than 200k webspace hosting distributors out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ different web site hosting brands around the world will give you the very same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the variety on the present web space hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The web page hosting LOTTERY we are all part of

Simple mathematics shows that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a huge stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...

The pluses and minuses of the cPanel website hosting solution

Let's not be severe with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly answered most web space hosting business preconditions. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Negative Aspect Number One: A foolish domain name folder arrangement

If you have 2 or more domains, however, be ultra careful not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to remove on the web server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Observe for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain 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)
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 getting bewildered? We positively are!

Disadvantage No.2: The same mail folder setup

The electronic mail folder configuration on the web server is literally the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin guys firmly strengthen their belief in God when coping with the email folders on the e-mail server, praying not to bungle things up too severely.

Problem No.3: An entire shortage of domain name management menus

Do we need to point out the complete absence of a modern domain name management menu - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, alter domains' Whois info, shield the Whois details, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "modern" GUI at all. That's an immense disadvantage. An unpardonable one, we would like to add...

Drawback Number Four: Many login places (minimum two, max three)

What about the demand for an extra login to use the billing transaction, domain and technical support management tool? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based web hosting supplier. At times, on the basis of the invoice transaction tool (principally built for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting vendor is availing of, the zealous users can end up with 2 additional login places (1: the billing/domain administration software; 2: the trouble ticket support section), winding up with a total of three login places (including cPanel).

Weak Side Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty web page hosting Control Panel departments to pick up... rapidly

cPanel presents for your consideration 120+ sections inside the site hosting Control Panel. It's a remarkable idea to get acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better memorize them rapidly... That's quite arrogant on cPanel's side.

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

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