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How does cpanel website hosting work?

For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based webspace hosting offerings on today's webspace hosting market are furnished by a very insignificant marketing segment (when it comes to annual capital flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-sized business segment, which furnishes an immense quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet offering absolutely the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the hosting offerings on the whole website hosting market furnish one and the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel web hosting price tags are alike. Very identical. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other web space hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200,000 webspace hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, remark that one...

Two hundred thousand "web hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely named

The website hosting "diversity" and the web site hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us come down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different webspace hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are merely an average chap who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the site development procedures and the web page hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domains and online portals . Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any hosting option you can choose? Sure there is, these days there are more than 200,000 web space hosting companies 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 hosting brand names across the world will offer you precisely the same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the diversity on the present-day web site hosting market is... Full stop.

The web space hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in

Simple math shows that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a great stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...

The positive and negative points of the cPanel web page hosting solution

Let's not be merciless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps met all web space hosting business demands. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Negative Aspect No.1: A moronic domain name folder system

If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extremely attentive not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to delete on the hosting server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, 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 try not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Observe for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain folder structure 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)
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 name)

Are you getting perplexed? We surely are!

Negative Aspect Number 2: The same e-mail folder configuration

The e-mail folder configuration on the web server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin guys firmly fortify their faith in God when tackling the mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to botch things up too seriously.

Negative Aspect Number Three: A total lack of domain administration sections

Do we need to point out the absolute absence of a modern domain name management platform - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domains' Whois information, shield the Whois info, change/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not have such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a vast problem. An unforgivable one, we want to point out...

Weak Point Number Four: Multiple user login locations (min 2, max 3)

What about the necessity for an extra login to make use of the billing, domain and technical support administration GUI? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based web site hosting corporation. Occasionally, depending on the invoicing system (principally meant for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting supplier is making use of, the eager clients can end up with 2 additional logins (1: the billing/domain management software solution; 2: the trouble ticket support platform), ending up with a total of three login locations (counting cPanel).

Downside Number Five: 120+ web hosting CP areas to grasp... swiftly

cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the web page hosting CP. It's a fantastic idea to pick up each of them. And you'd better learn them fast... That's inordinately insolent on cPanel's side.

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

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