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How does cpanel web site hosting operate?

For your info, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based web page hosting offerings on the current web page hosting market are generated by a quite inconsiderable marketing niche (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) known as reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a sort of a small-scale marketing segment, which furnishes an enormous amount of different web hosting brands, yet providing literally the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98% of the web site hosting offerings on the whole web page hosting market supply the very same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based hosting prices are similar. Quite similar. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other web site hosting platform/web site hosting CP alternative. So, there is just one single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...

Two hundred thousand "hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed

The web space hosting "variety" and the site hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us boil down to just one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different webspace hosting brand names. Imagine you are just an average fellow who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the web site creation processes and the hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domains and web portals . Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any webspace hosting variant you can settle on? Of course there is, at the moment there are more than 200k web page hosting vendors out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique web space hosting brands across the world will give you precisely the same cPanel web page hosting Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the variety on the current hosting market is... Full stop.

The web space hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple arithmetic shows that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a colossal stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...

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

Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and perhaps answered most web site hosting business prerequisites. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Negative Point Number One: A ludicrous domain folder system

If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extremely cautious not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to delete on the hosting server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Verify for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain folder structure 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 name)
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 becoming nonplussed? We unquestionably are!

Shortcoming No.2: The very same electronic mail folder setup

The email folder configuration on the web hosting server is literally the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The sysadmin boys strongly fortify their belief in God when dealing with the e-mail folders on the email server, praying not to muck things up too irretrievably.

Negative Aspect Number 3: A sheer shortage of domain name manipulation tools

Do we have to point out the entire shortage of a contemporary domain management tool - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domains' Whois information, secure the Whois information, change/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not furnish such a "modern" tool at all. That's a considerable problem. An unjustifiable one, we would like to point out...

Weak Point No.4: Multiple login places (min two, max three)

What about the necessity for an additional login to access the invoicing, domain and technical support management GUI? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based hosting provider. Occasionally, on the basis of the billing tool (particularly intended for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting distributor is availing of, the avid clients can wind up with two extra logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name management tool; 2: the ticket support software platform), winding up with an aggregate of 3 user login locations (counting cPanel).

Negative Aspect Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty site hosting CP departments to memorize... fast

cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the web site hosting Control Panel. It's a remarkable idea to become acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them promptly... That's very insolent on cPanel's side.

With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web page hosting corporations:

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