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How does cpanel website hosting operate?

For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel site hosting offerings on the present-day web page hosting market are supplied by a very inconsiderable marketing segment (when it comes to yearly cash flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller web page hosting is a sort of a small marketing segment, which supplies a great quantity of different web hosting brands, yet offering the very same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the webspace hosting offerings on the entire web site hosting market offer the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel webspace hosting price tags are similar. Very much alike. Giving those who require a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/web site hosting CP alternative. So, there is just a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web site hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, note that one...

200,000 "web page hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet diversely dubbed

The web hosting "variety" and the web site hosting "offerings" Google shows to us come down to just one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are only a normal chap who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the web page creation procedures and the web page hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domain names and websites . Are you prepared to make your hosting selection? Is there any hosting option you can pick? Sure there is, at present there are more than 200k web site hosting suppliers out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ unique web space hosting brand names worldwide will offer you the same cPanel web site hosting CP and platform, labeled in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the variety on the contemporary web site hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The web hosting LOTTERY we are all part of

Simple math reveals that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is an immense strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...

The positive and negative sides of the cPanel web page hosting solution

Let's not be unfair with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and presumably satisfied most website hosting market preconditions. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...

Downside No.1: A laughable domain name folder arrangement

If you have two or more domain names, though, be ultra cautious not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to delete on the web server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very well known 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. Decide for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain name folder system 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)
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 getting bewildered? We definitely are!

Weak Point Number Two: The very same email folder configuration

The electronic mail folder arrangement on the web server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Making the same error twice?!? The sysadmin guys strongly reinforce their faith in God when dealing with the mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to mess things up too irreparably.

Weakness No.3: A total lack of domain manipulation options

Do we need to point out the thorough deficiency of a contemporary domain management platform - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, change domain names' Whois info, protect the Whois information, edit/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not provide such a "modern" section at all. That's an enormous shortcoming. An unjustifiable one, we wish to add...

Inconvenience Number Four: Numerous login places (minimum 2, max three)

What about the necessity for an additional login to use the invoicing, domain and tech support management interface? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based website hosting supplier. At times, based on the billing transaction system (principally developed for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting firm is utilizing, the ardent customers can end up with two additional login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain management software solution; 2: the trouble ticket support software), winding up with an aggregate of three login locations (counting cPanel).

Problem No.5: More than a hundred and twenty web site hosting Control Panel menus to grasp... fast

cPanel presents for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty departments inside the site hosting Control Panel. It's a fine idea to get familiar with each of them. And you'd better pick them up quickly... That's inordinately impudent on cPanel's side.

With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web space hosting corporations:

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