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How does cpanel web hosting work?

For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based web space hosting offerings on the present hosting marketplace are generated by a quite insubstantial business segment (as far as annual money flow is concerned) named reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a kind of a small-scale business segment, which furnishes a vast number of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing strictly the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web site hosting offers on the whole web site hosting market supply the very same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based site hosting prices are similar. Very similar. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other web page hosting platform/webspace hosting Control Panel option. So, there is only a single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, note that one...

200k "web hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely labeled

The web hosting "diversity" and the webspace hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us come down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Assume you are simply an average chap who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the web site development procedures and the hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domain names and sites . Are you prepared to make your hosting choice? Is there any web site hosting alternative you can choose? Of course there is, today there are more than two hundred thousand hosting vendors in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ different website hosting brands around the world will offer you literally the same cPanel site hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the assortment on the present site hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The web site hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in

Simple arithmetic shows that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a mammoth strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...

The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel hosting solution

Let's not be severe with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and perhaps satisfied most webspace hosting market preconditions. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Inconvenience Number One: A moronic domain folder arrangement

If you have 2 or more domains, though, be very careful not to delete completely 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 domains are very simple to delete on the web server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Discover for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain folder configuration 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 name)
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 baffled? We undoubtedly are!

Problem No.2: The very same electronic mail folder configuration

The email folder configuration on the server is literally the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin chums strongly strengthen their belief in God when tackling the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to screw things up too irretrievably.

Downside Number 3: A sheer shortage of domain management sections

Do we have to mention the sheer lack of a contemporary domain name administration GUI - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domains, edit domain names' Whois information, secure the Whois information, change/create name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's an immense problem. An unforgivable one, we want to point out...

Downside No.4: Numerous user login places (min 2, maximum three)

How about the demand for an additional login to use the billing transaction, domain and technical support administration software platform? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based web hosting corporation. Sometimes, based on the invoicing transaction platform (especially meant for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting firm is making use of, the devoted clients can end up with two extra login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name management tool; 2: the ticket support menu), ending up with a total of three login places (including cPanel).

Negative Side Number 5: More than 120 hosting Control Panel areas to learn... briskly

cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the web page hosting Control Panel. It's a remarkable idea to get to know each one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them briskly... That's quite insolent on cPanel's side.

With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel website hosting distributors:

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