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How does cpanel website hosting operate?

For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based web page hosting offerings on the present hosting marketplace are generated by a quite inconsiderable marketing niche (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller webspace hosting is a type of a small-size business niche, which furnishes a vast quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying absolutely the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offers on the whole web hosting marketplace furnish the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel website hosting prices are alike. Very identical. Giving those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/site hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is simply one fact: out of more than 200k web site hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, mark that one...

200k "website hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed

The web site hosting "variety" and the web space hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us come down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web page hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are just a normal chap who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the site development processes and the webspace hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domain names and websites . Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any hosting option you can opt for? Sure there is, now there are more than 200,000 web page hosting service providers in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand different web page hosting brands around the world will offer you the same cPanel web space hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the diversity on today's webspace hosting marketplace is... Period.

The website hosting LOTTERY we are all part of

Simple arithmetic shows that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a mammoth stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...

The strong and weak sides of the cPanel-based web hosting solution

Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably met most website hosting business requirements. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Negative Side Number One: An idiotic domain name folder arrangement

If you have two or more domains, however, be extra cautious not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to erase on the web server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite 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 attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Check for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain folder arrangement is:

public_html (here my-default-domain.com is located)
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)
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 getting puzzled? We certainly are!

Negative Side Number 2: The same mail folder structure

The mail folder configuration on the server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes strongly strengthen their faith in God when dealing with the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to bungle things up too gravely.

Predicament No.3: A complete deficiency of domain management sections

Do we need to mention the complete absence of a contemporary domain name management platform - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domains, edit domain names' Whois info, shield the Whois information, modify/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not have such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a mammoth weakness. An unforgivable one, we want to add...

Weak Point Number Four: Numerous user login locations (minimum two, max three)

What about the necessity for an extra login to use the invoicing, domain name and tech support administration tool? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel webspace hosting distributor. At times, based on the invoicing transaction platform (principally built for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting vendor is using, the eager clients can end up with 2 additional logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name management platform; 2: the trouble ticket support software platform), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login places (including cPanel).

Shortcoming Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty webspace hosting CP sections to get acquainted with... quickly

cPanel presents for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a great idea to become acquainted with each of them. And you'd better learn them briskly... That's extremely impudent on cPanel's side.

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

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