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How does cpanel web site hosting function?

For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel web page hosting offerings on the present web hosting market are furnished by a very unsubstantial marketing niche (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) called hosting reseller. Reseller hosting is a sort of a small-scale business niche, which furnishes a big quantity of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing literally the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web site hosting offers on the whole hosting market supply absolutely the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting price tags are alike. Very much alike. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other web site hosting platform/CP option. Thus, there is merely one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand site hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...

200,000 "web site hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely labeled

The web space hosting "variety" and the webspace hosting "offers" Google reveals to us come down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web space hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are only a regular person who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the site making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domain names and online portals . Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any webspace hosting option you can settle on? Of course there is, at present there are more than 200,000 hosting providers out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand different website hosting brands all over the world will give you literally the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, branded in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the diversity on the present web page hosting marketplace is... Period.

The web hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in

Simple arithmetic reveals that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is an enormous strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that something like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...

The strong and weak points of the cPanel web hosting solution

Let's not be merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and presumably met most webspace hosting industry prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...

Negative Point Number One: A dumb domain folder structure

If you have two or more domain names, however, be extremely careful not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to erase on the web server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed 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. Determine for yourself how great cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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)
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 becoming bewildered? We categorically are!

Negative Point No.2: The very same mail folder configuration

The email folder structure on the hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin chums firmly fortify their faith in God when tackling the mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to screw things up too irreparably.

Predicament Number Three: A sheer absence of domain name administration options

Do we need to point out the absolute deficiency of a contemporary domain management GUI - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois details, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not include such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a major disadvantage. An unforgettable one, we want to add...

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

How about the demand for an additional login to access the invoice transaction, domain and tech support administration tool? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based hosting company. Sometimes, based on the billing transaction system (principally invented for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting corporation is using, the avid users can wind up with two additional login locations (1: the billing/domain administration software solution; 2: the ticket support interface), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (including cPanel).

Problem Number 5: 120+ hosting Control Panel departments to get familiar with... briskly

cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the web page hosting Control Panel. It's a fine idea to become familiar with each of them. And you'd better pick them up fast... That's extremely impudent on cPanel's side.

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

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