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How does cpanel website hosting function?

For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel site hosting offerings on the present-day webspace hosting market are generated by a quite insubstantial business segment (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) known as reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-size marketing segment, which supplies a great number of different web hosting brand names, yet providing the very same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the webspace hosting offers on the entire web site hosting market furnish absolutely the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based web space hosting prices are identical. Very much alike. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other hosting platform/site hosting CP option. Thus, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200,000 hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, mind that one...

Two hundred thousand "web page hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet differently labeled

The hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offerings" Google shows to us come down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web page hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are just an ordinary fellow who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the site creation processes and the hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domains and websites . Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any web page hosting option you can settle on? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than 200,000 hosting firms in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ different website hosting brand names around the world will offer you exactly the same cPanel web space hosting Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the diversity on the present-day web page hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The web space hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in

Simple arithmetic reveals that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is an immense stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...

The positive and negative sides of the cPanel web hosting solution

Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and perhaps covered most web site hosting industry prerequisites. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Drawback Number One: A foolish domain name folder structure

If you have two or more domain names, though, be extra attentive not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to erase on the hosting server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Verify for yourself how great cPanel's domain name folder setup is:

public_html (here is located)
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 name)
public_html/ (an add-on domain)
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 becoming disorientated? We doubtlessly are!

Weakness Number Two: The very same e-mail folder arrangement

The electronic mail folder structure on the hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin blokes strongly enhance their faith in God when handling the e-mail folders on the email server, praying not to fuck things up too badly.

Problem No.3: An absolute deficiency of domain name manipulation interfaces

Do we have to cite the thorough lack of a contemporary domain name administration GUI - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domain names' Whois information, secure the Whois info, change/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "modern" tool at all. That's a big drawback. An unjustifiable one, we wish to add...

Weakness Number Four: Numerous login locations (minimum 2, max 3)

What about the need for an additional login to avail of the billing transaction, domain and technical support administration interface? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel web space hosting corporation. Occasionally, based on the billing transaction tool (especially designed for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting supplier is utilizing, the keen clients can wind up with two additional login places (1: the billing transaction/domain administration section; 2: the ticket support software solution), winding up with a total of three login locations (counting cPanel).

Inconvenience Number 5: 120+ web page hosting Control Panel departments to become familiar with... quickly

cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the hosting Control Panel. It's a remarkable idea to become familiar with each one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them rapidly... That's inordinately arrogant on cPanel's side.

With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based webspace hosting corporations:

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