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How does cpanel website hosting work?

For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based website hosting offerings on the contemporary web page hosting market are furnished by a quite insubstantial business segment (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small business niche, which provides a great amount of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing literally the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web page hosting offers on the whole site hosting market furnish the very same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting price tags are identical. Very identical. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other web site hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is only a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web space hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, note that one...

Two hundred thousand "hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed

The website hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us boil down to just one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different site hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are just an ordinary fellow who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the site making processes and the web site hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domains and sites . Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any hosting option you can pick? Sure there is, today there are more than 200,000 site hosting corporations out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ different site hosting brands in the world will give you the very same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, labeled in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the diversity on today's site hosting market is... Period.

The website hosting LOTTERY we are all part of

Simple math shows that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a colossal stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...

The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel web site hosting solution

Let's not be merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps covered all webspace hosting business demands. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Negative Side Number 1: A ludicrous domain folder arrangement

If you have 2 or more domains, though, be ultra watchful not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to delete on the server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name 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 domains, please. Observe for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain name folder system is:

public_html (here is placed)
public_html/my-family (a folder part of
public_html/ (an add-on domain)
public_html/my-second-wife (a folder part of
public_html/ (an add-on domain)
public_html/ (an add-on domain name)
public_html/my-third-wife (a folder part of
public_html/ (an add-on domain name)
public_html/rebeka (a folder part of
public_html/ (a sub-domain of an add-on domain name)

Are you growing disorientated? We certainly are!

Weak Side Number 2: The very same email folder system

The mail folder arrangement on the web server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin guys strongly fortify their faith in God when handling the electronic mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to muck things up too severely.

Weak Point Number Three: A thorough deficiency of domain administration user interfaces

Do we need to cite the utter deficiency of a contemporary domain administration tool - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, alter domains' Whois information, secure the Whois information, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not contain such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a considerable shortcoming. An unpardonable one, we wish to add...

Negative Sign Number 4: Numerous login locations (min two, maximum three)

How about the demand for another login to access the invoicing, domain name and tech support administration software platform? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based web site hosting supplier. Now and then, on the basis of the invoicing transaction tool (particularly invented for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting distributor is making use of, the eager users can wind up with 2 additional login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain management software platform; 2: the ticket support software platform), ending up with an aggregate of three login locations (including cPanel).

Weak Side Number 5: More than 120 webspace hosting Control Panel departments to grasp... quickly

cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the web hosting CP. It's a glorious idea to pick up each of them. And you'd better grasp them quickly... That's extremely arrogant on cPanel's side.

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

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