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How does cpanel web site hosting function?

For your info, it's good to know that most of the cPanel web hosting offers on the contemporary web site hosting marketplace are provided by a very unsubstantial business niche (as far as annual money flow is concerned) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-sized marketing niche, which supplies a huge number of different web hosting brands, yet offering one and the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offerings on the entire web space hosting marketplace offer precisely the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel website hosting price tags are similar. Very similar. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other hosting platform/web page hosting CP option. So, there is only one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, note that one...

Two hundred thousand "web space hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet diversely branded

The web site hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offerings" Google presents to us boil down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web space hosting trademarked names. Assume you are simply a regular fellow who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the site creation processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domain names and web portals . Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any webspace hosting alternative you can pick? Sure there is, today there are more than 200,000 web hosting service providers out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ different web hosting brands all over the world will offer you literally the same cPanel Control Panel and platform, named differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the variety on the present web page hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The web hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in

Simple mathematics shows that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a mammoth stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that something like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...

The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel webspace hosting solution

Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps answered most web hosting business prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Predicament No.1: A moronic domain folder system

If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extra watchful not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to erase on the server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Decide for yourself how great cPanel's domain name folder structure is:

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

Are you getting bewildered? We certainly are!

Drawback Number 2: The very same e-mail folder setup

The email folder configuration on the hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes firmly reinforce their belief in God when tackling the mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to muck things up too fatally.

Weak Point Number Three: A sheer absence of domain name manipulation sections

Do we need to refer to the absolute shortage of a contemporary domain name management GUI - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domains, alter domain names' Whois information, shield the Whois details, modify/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not supply such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a great downside. An unforgivable one, we wish to point out...

Negative Aspect Number Four: Many user login places (min two, maximum 3)

What about the necessity for an extra login to utilize the invoice transaction, domain and tech support management software platform? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel web hosting distributor. Sometimes, based on the billing tool (especially intended for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting supplier is using, the keen users can end up with two additional login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain management software platform; 2: the trouble ticket support GUI), ending up with a total of three login locations (including cPanel).

Drawback Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting CP sections to grasp... rapidly

cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 areas inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a glorious idea to get to know each one of them. And you'd better learn them briskly... That's excessively insolent on cPanel's side.

With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web space hosting firms:

As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...