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How does cpanel site hosting function?

For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based website hosting offerings on the present website hosting marketplace are supplied by a very inconsiderable marketing segment (when it comes to yearly money flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web site hosting is a sort of a small-size business segment, which furnishes a huge amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing one and the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98% of the site hosting offerings on the whole website hosting marketplace supply literally the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based webspace hosting price tags are alike. Quite identical. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other site hosting platform/web page hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is simply a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web space hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, note that one...

200k "web site hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet differently named

The web hosting "variety" and the web space hosting "offers" Google presents to us boil down to just one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different site hosting brand names. Imagine you are simply a normal guy who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the website development processes and the webspace hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domain names and web pages . Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any web space hosting alternative you can choose? Of course there is, these days there are more than two hundred thousand web page hosting companies out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ different web hosting brand names all over the world will give you absolutely the same cPanel web site hosting CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the diversity on the present-day web site hosting market is... Period.

The hosting LOTTERY we are all part of

Simple mathematics reveals that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a huge stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...

The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel web hosting solution

Let's not be severe with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and perhaps answered all webspace hosting market demands. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Drawback Number One: A laughable domain name folder arrangement

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 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 web server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Discover for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain folder configuration is:

public_html (here my-default-domain.com is placed)
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 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 confused? We certainly are!

Drawback No.2: The same e-mail folder configuration

The electronic mail folder configuration on the server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chums strongly enhance their belief in God when dealing with the email folders on the email server, praying not to bungle things up too seriously.

Shortcoming No.3: An entire deficiency of domain name administration options

Do we need to mention the total shortage of a modern domain manipulation platform - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, modify domain names' Whois information, secure the Whois information, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a major inconvenience. An unjustifiable one, we want to add...

Drawback Number Four: Multiple login locations (minimum 2, maximum 3)

How about the need for an additional login to make use of the billing, domain name and tech support management GUI? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel web site hosting distributor. At times, based on the invoice transaction platform (particularly built for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting provider is using, the ardent customers can wind up with two extra login places (1: the invoicing/domain management software platform; 2: the ticket support platform), winding up with an aggregate of three user login places (including cPanel).

Drawback Number Five: More than 120 hosting Control Panel menus to get to know... quickly

cPanel presents for your consideration more than 120 areas inside the web site hosting CP. It's a fine idea to pick up each one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them fast... That's way too insolent on cPanel's side.

With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel hosting service providers:

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