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How does cpanel web site hosting function?

For your info, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel-based hosting offerings on the present-day webspace hosting market are furnished by a quite insignificant marketing segment (as far as annual money flow is concerned) called hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-scale business segment, which furnishes a huge number of different web hosting brand names, yet providing one and the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offerings on the entire website hosting market offer one and the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based web space hosting prices are alike. Quite similar. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other web site hosting platform/CP option. So, there is merely one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web site hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, mark that one...

Two hundred thousand "website hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely named

The webspace hosting "variety" and the hosting "offerings" Google presents to us come down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web page hosting trademarked names. Assume you are just a normal fellow who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the site creation processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the different domains and web pages . Are you prepared to make your web hosting selection? Is there any webspace hosting alternative you can opt for? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than 200,000 site hosting firms out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ unique web site hosting brand names around the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel web space hosting CP and platform, branded in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the diversity on the contemporary site hosting market is... Full stop.

The web site hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in

Simple mathematics demonstrates that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a huge strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...

The upsides and downsides of the cPanel web site hosting solution

Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly covered most website hosting market preconditions. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...

Drawback Number 1: A stupid domain name folder arrangement

If you have two or more domain names, however, be extremely attentive not to delete 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). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to remove on the web server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed 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. Discover for yourself how great cPanel's domain 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)
public_html/ (an add-on domain)
public_html/my-third-wife (a folder part of
public_html/ (an add-on domain)
public_html/rebeka (a folder part of
public_html/ (a sub-domain of an add-on domain)

Are you getting confused? We positively are!

Weak Side Number Two: The very same e-mail folder setup

The e-mail folder arrangement on the web server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin guys firmly fortify their faith in God when dealing with the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to fuck things up too fatally.

Negative Aspect Number 3: A thorough lack of domain manipulation menus

Do we have to cite the total deficiency of a modern domain name administration menu - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domains' Whois information, secure the Whois details, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not provide such a "modern" GUI at all. That's a major drawback. An inexcusable one, we want to point out...

Weak Side Number 4: Many user login places (minimum two, maximum three)

How about the need for another login to make use of the billing transaction, domain name and tech support administration tool? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based web hosting firm. Now and then, depending on the invoice transaction system (particularly conceived for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting supplier is availing of, the eager clients can wind up with 2 extra logins (1: the invoicing/domain management software platform; 2: the trouble ticket support tool), winding up with a total of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).

Weak Point No.5: More than one hundred and twenty hosting CP sections to memorize... fast

cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 departments inside the web space hosting Control Panel. It's a superb idea to get familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them swiftly... That's inordinately impudent on cPanel's side.

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

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