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How does cpanel website hosting function?

For your info, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel web site hosting offerings on the contemporary web page hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite insubstantial business niche (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) named reseller hosting. Reseller webspace hosting is a kind of a small marketing niche, which supplies an immense amount of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing precisely the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the site hosting offerings on the whole website hosting marketplace furnish exactly the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting price tags are identical. Quite identical. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other web space hosting platform/webspace hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is merely one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...

200k "web space hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet diversely named

The site hosting "diversity" and the webspace hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us come down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web space hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are merely a normal chap who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the site creation processes and the web page hosting platforms, which actually power the different domains and online portals . Are you prepared to make your web hosting selection? Is there any web site hosting option you can select? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting providers out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ different site hosting brands worldwide will offer you the same cPanel site hosting Control Panel and platform, named differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the assortment on the present site hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in

Simple mathematics reveals that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a big strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...

The strong and weak points of the cPanel hosting solution

Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably satisfied most site hosting business preconditions. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...

Weakness Number One: A ludicrous domain folder setup

If you have two or more domains, however, be extra watchful not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to remove on the web server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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 name)
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)
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 growing disorientated? We absolutely are!

Negative Side No.2: The very same email folder setup

The mail folder arrangement on the server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The admin chums strongly strengthen their belief in God when managing the e-mail folders on the email server, praying not to mess things up too fatally.

Negative Aspect Number 3: A complete absence of domain administration menus

Do we need to point out the utter lack of a contemporary domain name management platform - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, edit domain names' Whois information, shield the Whois details, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not include such a "modern" user interface at all. That's an enormous shortcoming. An unpardonable one, we would like to add...

Negative Sign Number 4: Many user login places (min 2, max three)

What about the demand for an additional login to avail of the invoicing transaction, domain name and technical support administration software? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based website hosting supplier. At times, depending on the billing platform (especially tailored for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting company is making use of, the zealous users can end up with 2 extra login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain name management software platform; 2: the trouble ticket support tool), winding up with a total of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).

Negative Point No.5: More than a hundred and twenty web space hosting CP menus to become familiar with... quickly

cPanel presents for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty departments inside the Control Panel. It's a great idea to memorize each and every one of them. And you'd better grasp them swiftly... That's extremely arrogant on cPanel's side.

With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting providers:

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