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How does cpanel web site hosting function?

For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel web space hosting offerings on today's web page hosting marketplace are generated by a quite inconsiderable marketing niche (when it comes to yearly money flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-sized marketing niche, which furnishes a huge number of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing the very same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98% of the webspace hosting offers on the whole web site hosting market offer the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel web site hosting price tags are identical. Very much alike. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other webspace hosting platform/webspace hosting CP choice. Thus, there is only a single fact: out of more than 200k web site hosting trademarks in the world, 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 distinctly dubbed

The web hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google presents to us come down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web space hosting brand names. Assume you are just a regular person who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the web page making processes and the web space hosting platforms, which actually power the different domain names and web portals . Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any webspace hosting alternative you can opt for? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than 200,000 web hosting firms out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different hosting brands across the world will offer you the very same cPanel Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how great the diversity on today's webspace hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The webspace hosting LOTTERY we are all part of

Simple math reveals that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is an enormous stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...

The pros and cons of the cPanel web site hosting solution

Let's not be unfair with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably satisfied most web page hosting business prerequisites. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...

Disadvantage Number 1: An imbecilic domain name folder structure

If you have 2 or more domains, however, be ultra cautious not to remove 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 name). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to delete on the hosting server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous 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 try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Check for yourself how great cPanel's domain name folder setup 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 name)

Are you becoming bewildered? We certainly are!

Downside Number 2: The same e-mail folder configuration

The electronic mail folder structure on the web hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin blokes firmly strengthen their belief in God when dealing with the email folders on the e-mail server, praying not to muck things up too harshly.

Disadvantage Number Three: A sheer deficiency of domain manipulation tools

Do we have to mention the utter shortage of a modern domain name manipulation menu - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domains' Whois details, protect the Whois details, modify/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not include such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a gigantic drawback. An inexcusable one, we want to point out...

Shortcoming Number 4: Many user login locations (min 2, max 3)

How about the demand for an additional login to access the billing, domain and tech support administration menu? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based web hosting provider. Now and then, on the basis of the invoicing transaction platform (particularly created for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting vendor is availing of, the eager clients can wind up with two extra login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain administration section; 2: the ticket support system), winding up with a total of 3 user login locations (including cPanel).

Negative Aspect No.5: More than one hundred and twenty webspace hosting CP areas to learn... briskly

cPanel presents for your consideration more than 120 departments inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's an excellent idea to become familiar with each one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them quickly... That's very insolent on cPanel's side.

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

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