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How does cpanel site hosting work?

For your info, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel web hosting offerings on the current web site hosting market are supplied by a quite insignificant marketing niche (when it comes to annual money flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a kind of a small-size marketing niche, which provides an immense amount of different web hosting brand names, yet providing absolutely the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web site hosting offers on the whole web page hosting marketplace supply literally the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based web page hosting price tags are identical. Very similar. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service almost no other web page hosting platform/web page hosting CP option. Thus, there is only a single fact: out of more than 200,000 web site hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...

200k "web hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet diversely labeled

The hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us boil down to just one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Assume you are only a regular guy who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web site development processes and the web page hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domains and web portals . Are you prepared to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web hosting variant you can choose? Sure there is, these days there are more than 200k website hosting suppliers out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ unique hosting brands across the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel site hosting Control Panel and platform, branded in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the diversity on the current web space hosting market is... Full stop.

The site hosting LOTTERY we are all part of

Simple mathematics shows that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a mammoth strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...

The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel-based hosting solution

Let's not be severe with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly satisfied most webspace hosting business preconditions. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Shortcoming No.1: A laughable domain name folder system

If you have two or more domain names, however, be extremely cautious not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent 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 erase on the web server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name 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 domain names, please. Observe for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain name folder configuration is:

public_html (here is placed)
public_html/my-family (a folder part of
public_html/ (an add-on domain name)
public_html/my-second-wife (a folder part of
public_html/ (an add-on domain name)
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 growing perplexed? We absolutely are!

Inconvenience Number 2: The same mail folder structure

The email folder structure on the hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin boys firmly increase their faith in God when tackling the electronic mail folders on the mail server, praying not to mess things up too harshly.

Disadvantage No.3: An absolute absence of domain name management user interfaces

Do we have to point out the utter shortage of a modern domain name management menu - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, modify domains' Whois info, shield the Whois details, change/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not contain such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a big problem. An unforgivable one, we would like to point out...

Negative Point Number Four: Many user login places (min 2, max three)

How about the need for another login to use the invoicing, domain name and technical support administration platform? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel web site hosting supplier. Occasionally, based on the invoice transaction platform (principally intended for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting vendor is making use of, the ardent customers can wind up with 2 additional login places (1: the billing transaction/domain name administration user interface; 2: the ticket support system), winding up with a total of 3 user login places (including cPanel).

Weak Point No.5: More than one hundred and twenty web space hosting CP departments to get familiar with... promptly

cPanel offers to your attention more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the webspace hosting Control Panel. It's a fine idea to get familiar with each of them. And you'd better get familiar with them briskly... That's extremely arrogant on cPanel's side.

With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based site hosting distributors:

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