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How does cpanel web site hosting work?

For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel web page hosting offers on the present web site hosting market are furnished by a very unsubstantial business niche (as far as annual money flow is concerned) called reseller hosting. Reseller web site hosting is a sort of a small-size marketing segment, which generates an immense number of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing one and the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the hosting offers on the whole site hosting market furnish the very same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting prices are alike. Quite similar. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/web site hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is just a single fact: out of more than 200k site hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...

200,000 "web site hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly labeled

The web space hosting "variety" and the webspace hosting "offers" Google presents to us boil down to just one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web site hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are simply a regular bloke who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the site making processes and the web page hosting platforms, which actually power the different domain names and web pages . Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any hosting option you can opt for? Of course there is, these days there are more than 200,000 web site hosting distributors out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ different website hosting brand names in the world will give you literally the same cPanel web space hosting Control Panel and platform, named differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the assortment on today's hosting market is... Period.

The web hosting LOTTERY we are all part of

Simple math demonstrates that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is an enormous stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will occur! Less than one in 50...

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

Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably satisfied all web page hosting business demands. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Negative Aspect No.1: A stupid domain name folder system

If you have two or more domains, however, be very careful not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to remove on the web server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite 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 attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Verify for yourself how great cPanel's domain folder setup is:

public_html (here is situated)
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)
public_html/rebeka (a folder part of
public_html/ (a sub-domain of an add-on domain name)

Are you becoming confused? We surely are!

Disadvantage No.2: The same email folder system

The electronic mail folder arrangement on the server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chums firmly enhance their faith in God when coping with the email folders on the e-mail server, praying not to botch things up too gravely.

Problem No.3: A thorough lack of domain management GUIs

Do we need to refer to the complete absence of a contemporary domain manipulation user interface - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domain names' Whois info, shield the Whois information, modify/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not offer such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's an enormous weakness. An unjustifiable one, we wish to point out...

Inconvenience Number 4: Numerous login locations (minimum two, maximum three)

How about the necessity for an extra login to use the billing, domain and tech support administration software solution? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel site hosting supplier. Now and then, on the basis of the invoicing transaction platform (particularly built for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting company is using, the zealous clients can end up with 2 extra login locations (1: the invoicing/domain administration software; 2: the trouble ticket support software platform), winding up with a total of 3 user login locations (counting cPanel).

Problem No.5: More than a hundred and twenty site hosting CP departments to memorize... promptly

cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 sections inside the webspace hosting Control Panel. It's a superb idea to learn each one of them. And you'd better pick them up fast... That's quite arrogant on cPanel's side.

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

As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...