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How does cpanel web hosting function?

For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel web site hosting offerings on the current webspace hosting marketplace are supplied by a very unsubstantial business segment (when it comes to yearly cash flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-scale marketing segment, which provides an immense amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing the very same services: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the whole web site hosting market supply precisely the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel web site hosting price tags are alike. Quite similar. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other web site hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel option. So, there is just a single fact: out of more than 200k website hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, note that one...

200,000 "website hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet diversely labeled

The web page hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us boil down to just one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different site hosting brand names. Suppose you are merely a regular person who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the web page making processes and the hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domains and online portals . Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any hosting variant you can decide upon? Sure there is, now there are more than 200,000 web hosting corporations in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different website hosting brands all over the world will give you absolutely the same cPanel webspace hosting CP and platform, named differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the variety on the current webspace hosting marketplace is... Period.

The site hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in

Simple mathematics demonstrates that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a big strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that something like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...

The pluses and minuses of the cPanel web page hosting solution

Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps satisfied all hosting market prerequisites. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Negative Aspect Number 1: An imbecilic domain folder configuration

If you have two or more domain names, though, be very watchful not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to delete on the web hosting 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 located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Observe for yourself how great cPanel's domain name folder setup 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 name)
public_html/my-third-domain.com (an add-on domain)
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)

Are you growing nonplussed? We absolutely are!

Predicament Number 2: The very same e-mail folder configuration

The email folder configuration on the hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin boys firmly fortify their faith in God when handling the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to bungle things up too harshly.

Weakness Number Three: An utter deficiency of domain name administration sections

Do we have to mention the sheer absence of a modern domain name manipulation GUI - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domain names' Whois information, protect the Whois information, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a gigantic downside. An unpardonable one, we want to point out...

Drawback No.4: Numerous user login locations (min two, max 3)

How about the necessity for another login to use the billing, domain name and technical support management software? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based web page hosting provider. At times, on the basis of the invoice transaction tool (especially conceived for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting firm is utilizing, the zealous clients can end up with 2 additional login places (1: the billing transaction/domain name administration platform; 2: the ticket support software platform), ending up with a total of three login locations (counting cPanel).

Inconvenience No.5: 120+ web hosting Control Panel menus to get acquainted with... quickly

cPanel presents for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the webspace hosting Control Panel. It's a terrific idea to become familiar with each one of them. And you'd better pick them up quickly... That's excessively impertinent on cPanel's side.

With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel webspace hosting distributors:

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