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How does cpanel hosting function?

For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel webspace hosting offerings on the present-day web page hosting market are provided by a quite insubstantial business segment (when it comes to yearly money flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller web site hosting is a sort of a small-sized marketing niche, which provides a vast amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering the very same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the webspace hosting offerings on the whole web site hosting marketplace furnish absolutely the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based web space hosting prices are identical. Very similar. Giving those who require a top web hosting service practically no other site hosting platform/web space hosting CP option. So, there is merely a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, mind that one...

Two hundred thousand "web page hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely labeled

The web space hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us come down to just one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different website hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are just a normal chap who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the web page development procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the various domain names and online portals . Are you prepared to make your web hosting choice? Is there any website hosting variant you can decide upon? Sure there is, these days there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting distributors out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ different site hosting brand names in the world will give you strictly the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the diversity on the contemporary web site hosting market is... Full stop.

The web hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in

Simple mathematics reveals that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a gigantic stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...

The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel hosting solution

Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly covered most webspace hosting business prerequisites. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...

Negative Aspect Number One: A stupid domain name folder system

If you have two or more domains, though, be extra watchful 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 name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to remove on the hosting server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. See for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain name folder setup is:

public_html (here my-default-domain.com is situated)
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)

Are you becoming nonplussed? We definitely are!

Weakness No.2: The same email folder configuration

The mail folder arrangement on the server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin chaps firmly enhance their faith in God when managing the electronic mail folders on the email server, praying not to mess things up too irreparably.

Predicament No.3: A thorough lack of domain administration sections

Do we need to bring up the complete shortage of a modern domain administration platform - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, edit domains' Whois details, protect the Whois details, change/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" section at all. That's a great inconvenience. An unforgettable one, we wish to point out...

Predicament Number 4: Numerous user login places (minimum two, maximum three)

How about the demand for an additional login to utilize the invoice transaction, domain name and technical support management tool? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based webspace hosting provider. At times, depending on the invoice transaction tool (especially developed for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting distributor is making use of, the earnest customers can wind up with 2 additional logins (1: the billing/domain management tool; 2: the trouble ticket support user interface), ending up with an aggregate of three login locations (counting cPanel).

Weak Point Number 5: 120+ Control Panel departments to get familiar with... swiftly

cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 sections inside the web space hosting Control Panel. It's an excellent idea to grasp each of them. And you'd better get to know them promptly... That's way too arrogant on cPanel's side.

With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel website hosting suppliers:

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