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How does cpanel website hosting work?

For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel site hosting offers on the contemporary web hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite inconsiderable marketing niche (when it comes to annual capital flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-scale marketing niche, which generates a huge quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying strictly the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the web page hosting offerings on the whole web hosting market supply one and the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel webspace hosting price tags are similar. Quite similar. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other webspace hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is just a single fact: out of more than 200k site hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, remark that one...

200k "website hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet differently named

The webspace hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google shows to us come down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web space hosting trademarked names. Assume you are merely a normal person who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web site creation processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domains and sites . Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any web site hosting option you can select? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than two hundred thousand web space hosting providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ different site hosting brand names in the world will offer you exactly the same cPanel webspace hosting Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the diversity on the current site hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The webspace hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in

Simple mathematics reveals that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a huge stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will happen! Less than one in 50...

The upsides and downsides of the cPanel web page hosting solution

Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and perhaps covered most web page hosting industry preconditions. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...

Predicament Number One: A moronic domain folder system

If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extremely attentive not to remove 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 domains are quite simple to erase on the hosting server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular 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 attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Discover for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain folder configuration is:

public_html (here is placed)
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 name)
public_html/ (an add-on domain)
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)

Are you becoming nonplussed? We unquestionably are!

Disadvantage No.2: The very same mail folder configuration

The e-mail folder arrangement on the server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin boys firmly fortify their faith in God when coping with the e-mail folders on the email server, hoping not to bungle things up too fatally.

Downside Number 3: A sheer shortage of domain management user interfaces

Do we need to bring up the complete absence of a contemporary domain name management interface - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domains, alter domains' Whois information, protect the Whois details, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not include such a "modern" GUI at all. That's a major disadvantage. An unforgivable one, we wish to add...

Inconvenience Number Four: Multiple user login locations (min two, max 3)

How about the necessity for an additional login to avail of the billing, domain name and technical support management section? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel web site hosting company. Occasionally, on the basis of the billing platform (especially devised for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting supplier is utilizing, the earnest clients can wind up with two additional login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain management interface; 2: the trouble ticket support GUI), winding up with an aggregate of three login locations (counting cPanel).

Negative Aspect No.5: More than a hundred and twenty CP sections to get to know... promptly

cPanel offers to your attention more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the hosting CP. It's a fabulous idea to learn each one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them fast... That's quite insolent on cPanel's side.

With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web space hosting firms:

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