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How does cpanel hosting work?

For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel site hosting offerings on the current web site hosting market are furnished by a very inconsiderable business niche (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web page hosting is a type of a small-size marketing niche, which supplies a big number of different web hosting brands, yet providing precisely the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the web site hosting offerings on the whole webspace hosting marketplace offer one and the very same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel web site hosting price tags are identical. Very similar. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other site hosting platform/website hosting CP alternative. So, there is simply a single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, note that one...

Two hundred thousand "web hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly branded

The webspace hosting "diversity" and the web site hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us come down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different hosting brand names. Imagine you are only an average fellow who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the web page making processes and the web page hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domains and websites . Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any site hosting option you can decide upon? Of course there is, as of now there are more than 200,000 hosting corporations in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different web space hosting brands worldwide will offer you the same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the assortment on today's web site hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The site hosting LOTTERY we are all part of

Simple mathematics demonstrates that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a colossal stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...

The pros and cons of the cPanel web page hosting solution

Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly covered most webspace hosting industry demands. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...

Negative Aspect No.1: A stupid domain folder arrangement

If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extremely watchful not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to remove on the server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Observe for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain folder setup 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)
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 becoming puzzled? We doubtlessly are!

Drawback No.2: The same electronic mail folder structure

The email folder structure on the web hosting server is literally the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin chums strongly fortify their faith in God when tackling the mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to muck things up too gravely.

Weak Point No.3: An entire deficiency of domain manipulation tools

Do we have to point out the utter absence of a modern domain name management GUI - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domain names' Whois details, protect the Whois info, modify/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not contain such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a gigantic weakness. An unforgettable one, we want to add...

Downside No.4: Numerous login locations (minimum two, maximum 3)

What about the demand for another login to make use of the billing transaction, domain and technical support administration tool? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel site hosting provider. At times, depending on the invoicing transaction system (principally tailored for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting service provider is using, the enthusiastic users can wind up with 2 additional login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain administration platform; 2: the trouble ticket support system), ending up with a total of three login places (including cPanel).

Predicament Number Five: 120+ site hosting CP sections to become acquainted with... swiftly

cPanel presents to your attention 120+ menus inside the web hosting CP. It's a superb idea to get familiar with each of them. And you'd better memorize them quickly... That's very impudent on cPanel's side.

With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel site hosting distributors:

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