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How does cpanel web site hosting operate?

For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel hosting offers on the present-day site hosting market are generated by a very insubstantial business niche (when it comes to annual capital flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller web space hosting is a kind of a small-sized business niche, which generates a great quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying precisely the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the hosting offers on the whole hosting marketplace provide the very same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel web site hosting price tags are identical. Very much alike. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/hosting CP option. Thus, there is just a single fact: out of more than 200k web page hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...

Two hundred thousand "hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet diversely dubbed

The website hosting "variety" and the webspace hosting "offers" Google presents to us boil down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different webspace hosting trademarked names. Assume you are simply an ordinary bloke who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the web page creation procedures and the web page hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domains and web portals . Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any web page hosting variant you can pick? Sure there is, these days there are more than two hundred thousand webspace hosting vendors in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ different web site hosting brand names across the world will give you the very same cPanel web page hosting CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how great the variety on the current webspace hosting marketplace is... Period.

The website hosting LOTTERY we are all part of

Simple math reveals that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a big stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...

The upsides and downsides of the cPanel-based hosting solution

Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably fulfilled most website hosting market prerequisites. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...

Inconvenience Number 1: A laughable domain name folder configuration

If you have two or more domain names, though, be extra attentive 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 domain names are quite easy to delete on the server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous 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 attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. See for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain name folder structure 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)
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 name)

Are you becoming nonplussed? We unquestionably are!

Drawback Number 2: The very same electronic mail folder configuration

The email folder arrangement on the web server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The admin boys firmly reinforce their belief in God when handling the email folders on the mail server, hoping not to mess things up too gravely.

Shortcoming No.3: A thorough deficiency of domain name administration tools

Do we have to point out the utter shortage of a contemporary domain name manipulation GUI - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, change domains' Whois info, shield the Whois information, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a big shortcoming. An unforgivable one, we want to add...

Shortcoming Number 4: Numerous user login locations (min two, maximum 3)

What about the need for an extra login to utilize the invoice transaction, domain name and technical support administration software solution? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel webspace hosting distributor. Sometimes, depending on the invoicing transaction system (principally developed for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting distributor is availing of, the avid clients can wind up with two extra logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name management software; 2: the trouble ticket support software platform), ending up with a total of three login places (including cPanel).

Negative Side Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty Control Panel areas to learn... fast

cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 departments inside the site hosting CP. It's a terrific idea to pick up each of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them swiftly... That's inordinately insolent on cPanel's side.

With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web site hosting companies:

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