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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 contemporary hosting marketplace are generated by a quite unsubstantial business segment (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) known as hosting reseller. Reseller web site hosting is a type of a small-sized marketing niche, which generates an enormous amount of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying literally the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offers on the whole web space hosting market supply literally the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based site hosting price tags are identical. Very similar. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other web site hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is only one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand webspace hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, mark that one...

200k "webspace hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely labeled

The site hosting "variety" and the webspace hosting "offerings" Google shows to us come down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Assume you are just a regular guy who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the web page development processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domain names and online portals . Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any web page hosting alternative you can select? Sure there is, at present there are more than two hundred thousand hosting providers out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand different web space hosting brand names all over the world will give you literally the same cPanel webspace hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the diversity on the present-day web site hosting marketplace is... Period.

The web space hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple mathematics shows that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a huge stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that an event like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...

The upsides and downsides of the cPanel web hosting solution

Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and presumably answered all web hosting business preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Shortcoming No.1: A foolish domain folder system

If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extremely attentive not to erase entirely 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 domain names are very easy to delete on the web server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located 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. Examine for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain name 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 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)
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 categorically are!

Shortcoming Number Two: The very same e-mail folder arrangement

The mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin blokes firmly enhance their belief in God when handling the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to muck things up too fatally.

Drawback No.3: An utter deficiency of domain administration tools

Do we have to cite the entire deficiency of a contemporary domain name manipulation GUI - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domain names' Whois information, shield the Whois information, modify/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a huge inconvenience. An unpardonable one, we would like to point out...

Shortcoming Number 4: Multiple user login places (min 2, max three)

What about the demand for an extra login to make use of the billing, domain and tech support administration system? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based web page hosting firm. Now and then, depending on the invoice transaction system (especially created for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting service provider is using, the ardent clients can wind up with two extra login locations (1: the billing/domain management interface; 2: the trouble ticket support platform), ending up with an aggregate of 3 user login locations (including cPanel).

Weakness Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty Control Panel areas to memorize... swiftly

cPanel presents for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the site hosting CP. It's a superb idea to grasp each one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them swiftly... That's very impudent on cPanel's side.

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

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