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How does cpanel hosting function?

For your info, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel hosting offers on the contemporary webspace hosting market are supplied by a quite insignificant business niche (as far as annual money flow is concerned) called reseller hosting. Reseller webspace hosting is a sort of a small marketing niche, which furnishes a huge quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing exactly the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98% of the web space hosting offerings on the whole web space hosting market furnish the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel web site hosting price tags are similar. Quite identical. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other hosting platform/site hosting CP option. So, there is simply one single fact: out of more than 200k hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...

200,000 "web page hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed

The web site hosting "diversity" and the web site hosting "offerings" Google shows to us boil down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different site hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are simply an ordinary chap who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the website creation processes and the web space hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domain names and websites . Are you prepared to make your hosting choice? Is there any web site hosting option you can decide upon? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than 200k web site hosting service providers out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ different webspace hosting brands across the world will offer you literally the same cPanel site hosting Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the variety on the current web page hosting market is... Period.

The web space hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in

Simple math shows that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is an enormous stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that an event like that will take place! Less than one in 50...

The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel web site hosting solution

Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly covered most web space hosting market prerequisites. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...

Weak Side Number 1: An imbecilic domain folder configuration

If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extra watchful not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to erase on the server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain folder structure 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 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 name)

Are you growing perplexed? We clearly are!

Inconvenience Number 2: The very same mail folder structure

The e-mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The sysadmin guys firmly fortify their faith in God when managing the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to bungle things up too badly.

Negative Aspect Number Three: An entire absence of domain name manipulation user interfaces

Do we have to mention the thorough shortage of a contemporary domain manipulation menu - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domains, edit domains' Whois info, protect the Whois information, modify/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a mammoth problem. An unpardonable one, we wish to point out...

Weak Side No.4: Numerous login locations (minimum 2, max three)

What about the need for an extra login to make use of the invoice transaction, domain name and tech support management section? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel web hosting distributor. Now and then, on the basis of the invoice transaction platform (particularly meant for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting corporation is utilizing, the ardent customers can end up with two extra login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain administration platform; 2: the ticket support menu), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login places (including cPanel).

Downside Number Five: 120+ hosting CP areas to grasp... quickly

cPanel presents to your attention 120+ areas inside the site hosting Control Panel. It's a fine idea to get to know each of them. And you'd better get familiar with them promptly... That's excessively arrogant on cPanel's side.

With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web site hosting firms:

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