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How does cpanel website hosting work?

For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based hosting offers on today's webspace hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite insubstantial business niche (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) named hosting reseller. Reseller web site hosting is a type of a small-sized marketing segment, which furnishes a vast amount of different web hosting brand names, yet offering strictly the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the site hosting offerings on the whole webspace hosting market provide exactly the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel web space hosting prices are alike. Very identical. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other web space hosting platform/hosting CP alternative. So, there is simply one fact: out of more than 200k web page hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, note that one...

200,000 "hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently labeled

The web page hosting "diversity" and the webspace hosting "offers" Google reveals to us come down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web page hosting trademarked names. Assume you are just an average chap who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the site creation procedures and the webspace hosting platforms, which actually power the different domains and sites . Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any webspace hosting variant you can decide upon? Of course there is, these days there are more than 200k webspace hosting providers in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ unique web hosting brand names around the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the variety on the present web page hosting marketplace is... Period.

The web site hosting LOTTERY we are all part of

Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a big stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...

The pluses and minuses of the cPanel web site hosting solution

Let's not be merciless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly met all web page hosting business prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Problem No.1: A stupid domain folder structure

If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be ultra watchful not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to remove on the web hosting server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very well known 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 remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Observe for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain name folder setup is:

public_html (here is situated)
public_html/my-family (a folder part of
public_html/ (an add-on domain)
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 growing confused? We absolutely are!

Predicament No.2: The very same e-mail folder system

The electronic mail folder configuration on the hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin chums firmly reinforce their faith in God when handling the mail folders on the email server, hoping not to mess things up too fatally.

Problem No.3: A complete lack of domain name manipulation menus

Do we have to point out the absolute deficiency of a modern domain manipulation user interface - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, change domains' Whois information, protect the Whois details, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not supply such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's an enormous shortcoming. An inexcusable one, we would like to add...

Disadvantage No.4: Numerous user login places (min 2, maximum 3)

What about the demand for an additional login to make use of the billing transaction, domain name and tech support management interface? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel web site hosting company. Now and then, on the basis of the invoice transaction platform (principally developed for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting service provider is using, the enthusiastic customers can wind up with two additional login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain administration software; 2: the ticket support system), ending up with a total of three user login places (including cPanel).

Negative Sign No.5: 120+ website hosting CP areas to get to know... fast

cPanel presents to your attention 120+ menus inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a fantastic idea to get to know each of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them swiftly... That's inordinately impertinent on cPanel's side.

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

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