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How does cpanel hosting work?

For your info, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based web page hosting offers on the present web space hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite unsubstantial business segment (when it comes to yearly money flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web site hosting is a type of a small marketing segment, which provides a vast amount of different web hosting brands, yet supplying one and the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offerings on the entire hosting market provide literally the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel hosting price tags are identical. Very similar. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other web page hosting platform/web hosting CP choice. So, there is simply a single fact: out of more than 200,000 site hosting brands all over the world, 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 differently branded

The web page hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us boil down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web site hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are just a normal guy who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the site creation processes and the hosting platforms, which actually power the various domains and online portals . Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any webspace hosting variant you can select? Of course there is, at the moment there are more than two hundred thousand web site hosting suppliers in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ different web space hosting brands across the world will give you literally the same cPanel site hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the variety on the current website hosting market is... Period.

The webspace hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in

Simple math shows that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is an enormous stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...

The positive and negative points of the cPanel-based web space hosting solution

Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly covered all web site hosting market requirements. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...

Negative Sign Number One: A foolish domain name folder setup

If you have two or more domains, however, be extra careful not to erase fully 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 domains are very simple to erase on the web server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous 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 erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Examine for yourself how marvelous 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)
public_html/my-third-domain.com (an add-on domain name)
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 disorientated? We absolutely are!

Weakness No.2: The very same e-mail folder structure

The e-mail folder configuration on the hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes strongly reinforce their belief in God when managing the email folders on the e-mail server, praying not to botch things up too harshly.

Problem No.3: An entire deficiency of domain name manipulation options

Do we need to point out the entire deficiency of a modern domain name manipulation platform - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domain names' Whois information, shield the Whois details, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not supply such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a huge downside. An unforgivable one, we would like to point out...

Problem Number Four: Numerous login places (min two, max three)

What about the need for an additional login to avail of the billing transaction, domain name and technical support administration section? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel web space hosting supplier. Now and then, based on the invoicing transaction platform (especially devised for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting firm is using, the enthusiastic users can end up with 2 extra logins (1: the billing/domain name management user interface; 2: the trouble ticket support section), ending up with a total of three user login places (counting cPanel).

Weak Side Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting CP areas to learn... swiftly

cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the web site hosting Control Panel. It's a marvelous idea to become acquainted with each of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them fast... That's extremely impudent on cPanel's side.

With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting service providers:

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