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How does cpanel website hosting function?

For your info, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel-based web site hosting offers on the current web page hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite unsubstantial business segment (when it comes to yearly money flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small marketing segment, which furnishes a big number of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying strictly the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the webspace hosting offerings on the whole hosting market furnish strictly the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based web space hosting price tags are similar. Quite identical. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/web hosting CP choice. Thus, there is merely one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand site hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, mark that one...

200,000 "web page hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely named

The webspace hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us boil down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different hosting brand names. Assume you are merely a normal guy who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the web page making processes and the web site hosting platforms, which actually power the different domain names and web pages . Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any hosting option you can settle on? Sure there is, today there are more than 200k web site hosting suppliers out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different webspace hosting brand names around the world will offer you the same cPanel web site hosting CP and platform, labeled differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the assortment on the present webspace hosting market is... Full stop.

The website hosting LOTTERY we are all part of

Simple math shows that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is an immense stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...

The strong and weak sides of the cPanel-based web page hosting solution

Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and presumably met all hosting market prerequisites. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...

Negative Point No.1: A foolish domain name folder configuration

If you have two or more domain names, though, be extremely watchful not to delete entirely 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 domain names are very easy to remove on the hosting server, since 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 is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Determine for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain folder structure is:

public_html (here my-default-domain.com is located)
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)
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 becoming confused? We surely are!

Drawback No.2: The same electronic mail folder structure

The mail folder structure on the web server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin boys firmly strengthen their belief in God when handling the electronic mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to screw things up too irreparably.

Negative Aspect Number 3: A complete lack of domain name management sections

Do we need to refer to the absolute absence of a modern domain name administration interface - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domains, modify domain names' Whois info, protect the Whois details, alter/create name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's an immense problem. An unforgettable one, we wish to point out...

Shortcoming No.4: Multiple login places (minimum two, max 3)

How about the necessity for another login to access the invoicing transaction, domain name and tech support administration system? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based hosting provider. Now and then, on the basis of the billing tool (especially meant for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting supplier is using, the devoted clients can end up with 2 extra logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain administration software solution; 2: the ticket support software solution), ending up with an aggregate of three login places (counting cPanel).

Disadvantage Number Five: 120+ web site hosting Control Panel menus to get acquainted with... fast

cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the CP. It's a glorious idea to get familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them fast... That's inordinately impudent on cPanel's side.

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

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