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How does cpanel website hosting operate?

For your info, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel hosting offerings on the present-day site hosting market are supplied by a very insubstantial business segment (as far as annual money flow is concerned) known as hosting reseller. Reseller web page hosting is a sort of a small-scale business segment, which generates an enormous amount of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing the very same services: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the webspace hosting offers on the whole website hosting market provide strictly the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel site hosting price tags are similar. Quite identical. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/web page hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is simply one fact: out of more than 200,000 site hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, mark that one...

Two hundred thousand "web space hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named

The web space hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us boil down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web space hosting brand names. Assume you are simply an average guy who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the web page making procedures and the web page hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domain names and online portals . Are you prepared to make your web hosting choice? Is there any hosting variant you can opt for? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than 200k web site hosting vendors out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ different web site hosting brands around the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the diversity on the present site hosting marketplace is... Period.

The website hosting LOTTERY we are all part of

Simple mathematics shows that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a mammoth strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that an event like that will happen! Less than one in 50...

The positive and negative points of the cPanel-based website hosting solution

Let's not be harsh with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps covered most website hosting industry preconditions. To cut a long story 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 No.1: A foolish domain folder arrangement

If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extra careful not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to erase on the hosting server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very famous 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 attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Determine for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain name folder system 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 name)
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 disorientated? We positively are!

Downside No.2: The very same electronic mail folder structure

The mail folder configuration on the server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Making the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin boys strongly fortify their belief in God when dealing with the email folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to screw things up too fatally.

Weakness Number 3: A thorough lack of domain administration user interfaces

Do we have to point out the absolute deficiency of a contemporary domain management user interface - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, edit domain names' Whois information, shield the Whois details, modify/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's an immense downside. An unpardonable one, we would like to point out...

Weak Point Number 4: Many user login places (min 2, maximum 3)

What about the need for an extra login to avail of the billing transaction, domain name and tech support administration software? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel webspace hosting company. Occasionally, depending on the billing system (principally meant for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting company is using, the keen clients can end up with two additional logins (1: the billing/domain name management platform; 2: the trouble ticket support user interface), winding up with a total of three login locations (including cPanel).

Weak Point Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty web space hosting CP menus to memorize... fast

cPanel presents for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the Control Panel. It's a glorious idea to become familiar with each one of them. And you'd better pick them up rapidly... That's very impudent on cPanel's side.

With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based webspace hosting vendors:

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