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How does cpanel site hosting operate?

For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel website hosting offerings on the contemporary web site hosting market are provided by a very insubstantial business segment (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) called hosting reseller. Reseller webspace hosting is a sort of a small business segment, which generates an immense amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering literally the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web site hosting offers on the whole web space hosting market supply precisely the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based web page hosting prices are alike. Very identical. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other site hosting platform/web space hosting CP option. Thus, there is just a single fact: out of more than 200,000 web page hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, mind that one...

200,000 "web space hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet diversely labeled

The web page hosting "diversity" and the web site hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us come down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different site hosting trademarked names. Assume you are simply an average guy who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the web site development procedures and the site hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domains and web pages . Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web space hosting option you can pick? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than 200k web page hosting corporations in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique web page hosting brand names all over the world will give you precisely the same cPanel webspace hosting CP and platform, labeled in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the diversity on today's hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The web site hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple mathematics demonstrates that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is an enormous strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that something like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...

The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel-based site hosting solution

Let's not be unfair with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and probably covered all site hosting industry preconditions. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...

Problem Number One: A moronic domain name folder system

If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extra watchful not to erase fully 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 domain names are quite simple to erase on the web hosting server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located 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. Examine for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain folder structure is:

public_html (here my-default-domain.com is placed)
public_html/my-family (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-second-domain.com (an add-on domain)
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 growing bewildered? We certainly are!

Problem Number Two: The very same email folder arrangement

The email folder configuration on the hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The sysadmin chums firmly enhance their belief in God when dealing with the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to bungle things up too seriously.

Shortcoming No.3: A total deficiency of domain manipulation options

Do we have to mention the utter lack of a contemporary domain management GUI - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois info, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not offer such a "modern" interface at all. That's a colossal downside. An unforgivable one, we wish to point out...

Predicament Number Four: Many login locations (minimum 2, maximum three)

What about the necessity for an additional login to access the billing transaction, domain name and tech support administration user interface? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based hosting company. Occasionally, on the basis of the invoice transaction platform (especially tailored for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting firm is utilizing, the avid customers can end up with two extra logins (1: the billing transaction/domain name administration system; 2: the ticket support section), ending up with an aggregate of three user login places (including cPanel).

Inconvenience Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel departments to get to know... quickly

cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 menus inside the web hosting CP. It's a wonderful idea to grasp each and every one of them. And you'd better grasp them quickly... That's very impudent on cPanel's side.

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

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