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How does cpanel web hosting function?

For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel web space hosting offerings on the contemporary web page hosting marketplace are provided by a very insubstantial business niche (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller webspace hosting is a type of a small marketing niche, which furnishes a vast quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet offering one and the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offers on the entire web page hosting marketplace furnish absolutely the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based site hosting prices are alike. Quite similar. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other web page hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is merely a single fact: out of more than 200,000 hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, note that one...

Two hundred thousand "web site hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed

The web hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offerings" Google shows to us come down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web space hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are only an ordinary chap who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the website making processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domains and online portals . Are you prepared to make your hosting choice? Is there any website hosting alternative you can opt for? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than two hundred thousand web site hosting suppliers in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand unique hosting brand names all over the world will offer you precisely the same cPanel hosting CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the diversity on today's web site hosting market is... Period.

The webspace hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in

Simple math reveals that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a mammoth stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...

The positive and negative points of the cPanel web site hosting solution

Let's not be severe with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably met most site hosting industry demands. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...

Disadvantage No.1: A moronic domain folder structure

If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be ultra attentive not to remove 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 name). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to remove on the web server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Observe for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain folder configuration 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)
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 name)
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 confused? We clearly are!

Drawback Number 2: The same electronic mail folder system

The electronic mail folder structure on the hosting server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The admin chums firmly enhance their faith in God when tackling the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to botch things up too seriously.

Negative Point Number Three: An entire absence of domain management options

Do we have to bring up the complete deficiency of a modern domain administration GUI - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domains' Whois information, secure the Whois details, change/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not supply such a "modern" section at all. That's a major weakness. An unforgettable one, we want to add...

Negative Point Number 4: Numerous login places (minimum 2, maximum three)

How about the necessity for an extra login to utilize the invoicing transaction, domain name and technical support administration GUI? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based web site hosting provider. At times, depending on the invoicing transaction system (principally designed for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting provider is utilizing, the ardent customers can wind up with 2 extra login places (1: the billing/domain name management software; 2: the ticket support software platform), winding up with an aggregate of three login locations (counting cPanel).

Negative Point No.5: More than 120 webspace hosting CP departments to become acquainted with... rapidly

cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the site hosting CP. It's an excellent idea to pick up each and every one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them rapidly... That's very arrogant on cPanel's side.

With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web page hosting service providers:

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