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How does cpanel site hosting work?

For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel-based web space hosting offerings on today's web site hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite insubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to yearly money flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller hosting is a kind of a small-size marketing segment, which generates an immense quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet providing literally the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the webspace hosting offers on the entire web page hosting marketplace provide one and the very same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based web space hosting prices are identical. Quite identical. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other web page hosting platform/site hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is just one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web site hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, remark that one...

Two hundred thousand "web page hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet diversely dubbed

The web page hosting "diversity" and the web site hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us boil down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Assume you are merely an ordinary chap who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the site making procedures and the site hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domains and sites . Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web hosting alternative you can select? Sure there is, these days there are more than 200k website hosting vendors out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ unique web space hosting brand names across the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the variety on the present hosting market is... Period.

The webspace hosting LOTTERY we are all part of

Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a great stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that an event like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...

The pros and cons of the cPanel-based website hosting solution

Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly answered most web site hosting industry preconditions. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...

Negative Sign Number 1: A stupid domain folder configuration

If you have two or more domains, however, be very watchful not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to remove on the hosting server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Observe for yourself how great cPanel's domain folder configuration is:

public_html (here my-default-domain.com is situated)
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 name)
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 name)
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 becoming confused? We undeniably are!

Inconvenience No.2: The very same mail folder configuration

The electronic mail folder structure on the web server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin guys firmly enhance their belief in God when managing the email folders on the e-mail server, praying not to mess things up too harshly.

Negative Aspect Number Three: An absolute deficiency of domain name administration options

Do we have to refer to the entire lack of a modern domain management tool - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, modify domains' Whois details, secure the Whois info, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not supply such a "modern" menu at all. That's a considerable weakness. An unforgivable one, we wish to point out...

Inconvenience Number Four: Numerous login places (minimum two, max three)

How about the necessity for another login to avail of the billing transaction, domain and tech support management interface? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel web hosting distributor. At times, depending on the billing platform (principally made for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting company is utilizing, the keen users can end up with 2 extra login places (1: the billing/domain administration system; 2: the trouble ticket support software platform), ending up with a total of three login places (including cPanel).

Shortcoming Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty Control Panel departments to get familiar with... swiftly

cPanel offers to your attention 120+ sections inside the webspace hosting CP. It's a wonderful idea to get acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them promptly... That's inordinately impudent on cPanel's side.

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

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