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How does cpanel-based web hosting work?

For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel web site hosting offers on the current web page hosting marketplace are generated by a quite insubstantial business segment (when it comes to annual money flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller webspace hosting is a sort of a small-sized marketing niche, which supplies a great number of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing strictly the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offers on the entire hosting marketplace supply precisely the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based web space hosting prices are similar. Quite identical. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other web site hosting platform/webspace hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is just one fact: out of more than 200,000 web site hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, mind that one...

Two hundred thousand "webspace hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly labeled

The web space hosting "variety" and the web space hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us come down to just one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web page hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are just a regular chap who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the website creation procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domain names and web sites . Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web space hosting option you can choose? Of course there is, these days there are more than two hundred thousand web page hosting service 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 brand names around the world will give you the same cPanel web page hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the variety on the contemporary webspace hosting market is... Period.

The web site hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple math reveals that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is an enormous stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that something like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...

The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel webspace hosting solution

Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps answered all web page hosting business prerequisites. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...

Negative Sign No.1: A dumb domain name folder configuration

If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be ultra watchful not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new 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 server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Discover for yourself how excellent 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 name)
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 getting nonplussed? We surely are!

Negative Point No.2: The very same email folder arrangement

The email folder structure on the hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin chaps strongly reinforce their belief in God when handling the electronic mail folders on the email server, praying not to botch things up too gravely.

Weak Side Number 3: A thorough lack of domain administration tools

Do we need to refer to the thorough absence of a modern domain management GUI - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, change domain names' Whois information, shield the Whois info, change/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not offer such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a gigantic drawback. An unjustifiable one, we wish to point out...

Shortcoming Number 4: Many login places (min two, max 3)

How about the necessity for another login to use the invoice transaction, domain name and technical support administration menu? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel webspace hosting service provider. Occasionally, depending on the billing transaction platform (particularly meant for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting provider is utilizing, the enthusiastic customers can end up with two additional logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain name administration software platform; 2: the trouble ticket support user interface), winding up with a total of 3 login locations (including cPanel).

Negative Aspect Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty site hosting CP sections to get acquainted with... rapidly

cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the web space hosting Control Panel. It's a fine idea to learn each one of them. And you'd better learn them quickly... That's quite arrogant on cPanel's side.

With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel site hosting vendors:

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