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How does cpanel website hosting operate?

For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel web space hosting offers on the present hosting marketplace are provided by a quite inconsiderable business niche (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small business segment, which furnishes a big quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing precisely the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offers on the entire hosting market offer exactly the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based web page hosting prices are similar. Quite identical. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other webspace hosting platform/site hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is just one fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, mind that one...

200,000 "webspace hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly labeled

The webspace hosting "variety" and the web site hosting "offers" Google presents to us come down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Imagine you are simply a normal person who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the web page making processes and the site hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domain names and online portals . Are you prepared to make your web hosting selection? Is there any hosting option you can select? Of course there is, these days there are more than 200k web page hosting firms out there. Formally. 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 around the world will offer you the same cPanel web space hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the variety on the contemporary web space hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The website hosting LOTTERY we are all part of

Simple arithmetic reveals that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a big stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will occur! Less than one in 50...

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

Let's not be harsh with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and presumably fulfilled all web page hosting industry requirements. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...

Disadvantage No.1: A stupid domain name folder structure

If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extremely cautious not to delete 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). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to remove on the web hosting server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous 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 erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Examine for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain folder setup is:

public_html (here my-default-domain.com is located)
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 name)

Are you getting nonplussed? We undeniably are!

Disadvantage Number 2: The same email folder arrangement

The electronic mail folder configuration on the server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Making the same error twice?!? The admin chums strongly enhance their belief in God when coping with the email folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to muck things up too irretrievably.

Negative Point No.3: An entire deficiency of domain management tools

Do we need to bring up the absolute lack of a modern domain management menu - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, alter domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois details, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not furnish such a "modern" GUI at all. That's a gigantic disadvantage. An unforgivable one, we wish to add...

Weak Point Number 4: Many login places (minimum 2, max three)

What about the need for an extra login to utilize the billing, domain and tech support management tool? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel web space hosting distributor. Sometimes, based on the invoicing system (principally intended for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting corporation is using, the eager clients can wind up with two additional login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain management software platform; 2: the ticket support section), winding up with an aggregate of three login places (including cPanel).

Negative Sign No.5: More than a hundred and twenty site hosting Control Panel areas to get to know... rapidly

cPanel presents for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the website hosting CP. It's a fine idea to memorize each one of them. And you'd better get to know them rapidly... That's very impertinent on cPanel's side.

With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel webspace hosting service providers:

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