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How does cpanel hosting function?

For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel web page hosting offerings on the present-day web site hosting market are generated by a quite insignificant marketing segment (when it comes to annual capital flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller hosting is a type of a small-sized marketing segment, which supplies a great amount of different web hosting brand names, yet offering strictly the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the webspace hosting offers on the entire web hosting marketplace supply the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based web space hosting price tags are alike. Quite similar. Giving those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other hosting platform/web site hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is just one fact: out of more than 200,000 web site hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, mark that one...

Two hundred thousand "site hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed

The hosting "variety" and the webspace hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us boil down to just one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different webspace hosting brand names. Imagine you are only an ordinary person who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the website development processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domain names and web portals . Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any web page hosting variant you can choose? Sure there is, right now there are more than 200k web hosting corporations out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ unique web site hosting brand names across the world will offer you the very same cPanel Control Panel and platform, dubbed in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the diversity on the present website hosting market is... Full stop.

The webspace hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in

Simple math demonstrates that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a mammoth stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than one in 50...

The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel-based website hosting solution

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

Drawback Number 1: A ludicrous domain name folder system

If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be ultra watchful not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain name, 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 server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated 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. Decide for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain folder configuration 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 name)
public_html/my-second-wife (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-second-wife.net (an add-on domain)
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)

Are you becoming confused? We clearly are!

Inconvenience No.2: The same electronic mail folder setup

The e-mail folder structure on the web hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Making the same error twice?!? The admin chaps strongly reinforce their faith in God when coping with the email folders on the email server, hoping not to mess things up too severely.

Predicament No.3: A complete lack of domain manipulation options

Do we have to point out the absolute shortage of a modern domain administration GUI - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, change domains' Whois details, shield the Whois info, change/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not involve such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a considerable shortcoming. An unforgivable one, we wish to point out...

Negative Side Number Four: Multiple login places (minimum two, maximum three)

How about the necessity for an extra login to avail of the invoicing transaction, domain and tech support administration system? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based web space hosting service provider. At times, based on the billing platform (particularly tailored for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting distributor is utilizing, the avid users can end up with 2 additional login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain name administration menu; 2: the ticket support software), ending up with an aggregate of three user login locations (including cPanel).

Weakness Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty web site hosting Control Panel departments to become acquainted with... swiftly

cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the CP. It's a wonderful idea to grasp each of them. And you'd better get familiar with them briskly... That's very insolent on cPanel's side.

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

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