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How does cpanel site hosting operate?

For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based web site hosting offers on today's site hosting marketplace are provided by a very insignificant business niche (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) named reseller hosting. Reseller web site hosting is a type of a small-sized business niche, which provides an immense amount of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing literally the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the web site hosting offers on the whole web hosting marketplace offer literally the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel webspace hosting prices are similar. Very much alike. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other hosting platform/Control Panel choice. Thus, there is simply one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web space hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...

Two hundred thousand "website hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely branded

The website hosting "diversity" and the web space hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us come down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web page hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are just an average fellow who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the website development processes and the web space hosting platforms, which actually power the various domain names and online portals . Are you prepared to make your web hosting selection? Is there any web site hosting variant you can decide upon? Of course there is, now there are more than two hundred thousand web page hosting companies out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique web site hosting brands all over the world will give you absolutely the same cPanel web space hosting Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the diversity on the current web site hosting market is... Period.

The hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple math shows that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is an enormous stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...

The strong and weak points of the cPanel-based site hosting solution

Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly fulfilled most web hosting industry preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...

Inconvenience No.1: An imbecilic domain folder structure

If you have two or more domain names, though, be extra attentive not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to remove on the server, since they all are situated 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 name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Check for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain folder arrangement 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 name)
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 name)
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 name)

Are you getting bewildered? We absolutely are!

Predicament Number Two: The very same email folder setup

The email folder arrangement on the web server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin boys strongly increase their belief in God when tackling the email folders on the mail server, hoping not to muck things up too gravely.

Negative Sign Number 3: A total shortage of domain name management tools

Do we have to bring up the total absence of a contemporary domain name manipulation GUI - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domains' Whois info, protect the Whois information, edit/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not contain such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a gigantic inconvenience. An inexcusable one, we would like to point out...

Problem Number Four: Many user login places (min 2, max three)

How about the necessity for an additional login to access the invoicing, domain name and tech support administration section? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based web page hosting distributor. Occasionally, depending on the billing tool (particularly created for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting firm is making use of, the ardent clients can wind up with 2 additional login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain name management menu; 2: the trouble ticket support user interface), ending up with a total of 3 login places (including cPanel).

Shortcoming Number Five: More than 120 web site hosting CP menus to become acquainted with... promptly

cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the Control Panel. It's a marvelous idea to get acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them quickly... That's inordinately arrogant on cPanel's side.

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

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