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How does cpanel hosting work?

For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based website hosting offerings on the present-day web space hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite insubstantial marketing niche (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web site hosting is a kind of a small-sized marketing segment, which furnishes a big number of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying strictly the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the hosting offerings on the whole web page hosting market furnish literally the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel web page hosting price tags are identical. Quite identical. Giving those who need a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/CP choice. Thus, there is just a single fact: out of more than 200k hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, mark that one...

200,000 "web site hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed

The web hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offers" Google reveals to us boil down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different site hosting brand names. Suppose you are merely a normal person who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the site creation procedures and the web page hosting platforms, which actually power the different domain names and online portals . Are you prepared to make your web hosting selection? Is there any web hosting variant you can settle on? Sure there is, now there are more than 200,000 website hosting providers out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different site hosting brand names around the world will offer you the same cPanel site hosting CP and platform, branded differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the assortment on the contemporary web hosting marketplace is... Period.

The web page hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in

Simple arithmetic reveals that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is an immense stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...

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

Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably covered all hosting business demands. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...

Weak Side No.1: A stupid domain folder arrangement

If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extremely cautious not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to remove on the web server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Observe for yourself how good cPanel's domain name folder setup is:

public_html (here my-default-domain.com is situated)
public_html/my-family (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-second-domain.com (an add-on domain name)
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 name)

Are you growing bewildered? We doubtlessly are!

Negative Sign No.2: The same e-mail folder structure

The mail folder structure on the server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Making the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chaps strongly enhance their faith in God when tackling the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to botch things up too irretrievably.

Inconvenience No.3: A total deficiency of domain name manipulation menus

Do we have to mention the total deficiency of a contemporary domain name management GUI - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domains, change domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois details, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a major predicament. An unforgivable one, we wish to point out...

Negative Aspect Number 4: Many login locations (minimum two, max 3)

What about the demand for another login to make use of the billing transaction, domain and technical support management software platform? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel web page hosting firm. Now and then, on the basis of the invoicing transaction system (principally built for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting provider is making use of, the eager users can end up with 2 extra login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain administration software; 2: the trouble ticket support software solution), ending up with a total of 3 login places (including cPanel).

Drawback No.5: More than a hundred and twenty web site hosting CP departments to become acquainted with... rapidly

cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 areas inside the Control Panel. It's a glorious idea to learn each and every one of them. And you'd better memorize them swiftly... That's way too impertinent on cPanel's side.

With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel site hosting companies:

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