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How does cpanel site hosting work?

For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based webspace hosting offerings on the present webspace hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite insignificant marketing niche (when it comes to annual money flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small-sized marketing niche, which furnishes a great quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering literally the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the webspace hosting offers on the entire web space hosting market supply one and the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel web site hosting prices are identical. Very much alike. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other web site hosting platform/web hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is simply one fact: out of more than 200k site hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, mark that one...

200k "webspace hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed

The webspace hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google shows to us come down to just one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different website hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are simply a normal person who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the web page creation processes and the webspace hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domain names and web portals . Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any website hosting variant you can settle on? Of course there is, as of now there are more than 200,000 site hosting corporations in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ unique website hosting brand names worldwide will offer you precisely the same cPanel webspace hosting CP and platform, branded differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the assortment on today's hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The web site hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in

Simple math shows that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a colossal strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...

The strong and weak sides of the cPanel site hosting solution

Let's not be unfair with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and presumably fulfilled most website hosting market preconditions. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Weak Side Number 1: An idiotic domain folder structure

If you have two or more domain names, though, be very cautious not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to erase on the web server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular 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 attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide for yourself how good cPanel's domain name folder setup is:

public_html (here is located)
public_html/my-family (a folder part of
public_html/ (an add-on domain name)
public_html/my-second-wife (a folder part of
public_html/ (an add-on domain name)
public_html/ (an add-on domain)
public_html/my-third-wife (a folder part of
public_html/ (an add-on domain)
public_html/rebeka (a folder part of
public_html/ (a sub-domain of an add-on domain)

Are you becoming nonplussed? We absolutely are!

Negative Side Number Two: The very same electronic mail folder setup

The email folder structure on the hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Making the same error twice?!? The sysadmin chums strongly increase their belief in God when managing the mail folders on the email server, hoping not to mess things up too severely.

Disadvantage No.3: An entire lack of domain management options

Do we have to bring up the sheer lack of a contemporary domain management platform - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domains' Whois info, secure the Whois details, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" section at all. That's an immense problem. An unforgivable one, we would like to add...

Disadvantage Number 4: Multiple user login places (min two, maximum 3)

How about the demand for an extra login to make use of the invoicing transaction, domain name and technical support administration menu? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel web site hosting service provider. Occasionally, based on the billing platform (particularly built for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting company is utilizing, the eager users can end up with 2 additional login places (1: the billing/domain name management system; 2: the ticket support interface), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login places (counting cPanel).

Predicament Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty CP menus to pick up... rapidly

cPanel presents for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's an excellent idea to pick up each of them. And you'd better memorize them quickly... That's way too impudent on cPanel's side.

With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel webspace hosting vendors:

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