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How does cpanel web hosting function?

For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel webspace hosting offers on the contemporary website hosting market are furnished by a quite insignificant business segment (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) named hosting reseller. Reseller web site hosting is a type of a small-sized business niche, which furnishes a big quantity of different web hosting brands, yet providing absolutely the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the hosting offers on the whole web page hosting market supply exactly the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based site hosting prices are similar. Very identical. Giving those who require a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/webspace hosting CP alternative. So, there is just one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web site hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, mark that one...

200k "web page hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed

The webspace hosting "diversity" and the web page hosting "offers" Google shows to us boil down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Imagine you are just a normal guy who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the website making procedures and the hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domain names and web sites . Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any website hosting variant you can select? Of course there is, these days there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting vendors out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique hosting brands around the world will offer you precisely the same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the assortment on the present hosting market is... Full stop.

The web space hosting LOTTERY we are all part of

Simple mathematics shows that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a great stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...

The pros and cons of the cPanel web space hosting solution

Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly covered most website hosting industry preconditions. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Weakness Number 1: A ludicrous domain folder system

If you have two or more domains, however, be extremely attentive not to erase fully 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 name). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to delete on the web hosting server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Observe for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain name folder setup is:

public_html (here is located)
public_html/my-family (a folder part of
public_html/ (an add-on domain)
public_html/my-second-wife (a folder part of
public_html/ (an add-on domain)
public_html/ (an add-on domain name)
public_html/my-third-wife (a folder part of
public_html/ (an add-on domain name)
public_html/rebeka (a folder part of
public_html/ (a sub-domain of an add-on domain name)

Are you getting nonplussed? We positively are!

Disadvantage Number Two: The very same e-mail folder setup

The e-mail folder structure on the web hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin blokes firmly reinforce their faith in God when managing the email folders on the e-mail server, praying not to botch things up too badly.

Negative Aspect Number 3: An absolute shortage of domain administration GUIs

Do we have to cite the utter deficiency of a contemporary domain name manipulation platform - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domain names' Whois info, shield the Whois information, alter/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not include such a "modern" menu at all. That's a major inconvenience. An inexcusable one, we wish to add...

Negative Sign Number 4: Numerous login locations (min two, maximum 3)

How about the need for another login to make use of the billing, domain name and technical support management user interface? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based web page hosting service provider. Occasionally, depending on the billing transaction tool (principally created for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting vendor is using, the ardent customers can wind up with two additional login places (1: the billing transaction/domain management tool; 2: the ticket support software), winding up with a total of three user login locations (counting cPanel).

Downside Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty web space hosting Control Panel areas to become acquainted with... promptly

cPanel presents for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a great idea to get to know each and every one of them. And you'd better learn them rapidly... That's inordinately insolent on cPanel's side.

With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel site hosting distributors:

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