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How does cpanel web hosting work?

For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel webspace hosting offers on the contemporary web hosting marketplace are generated by a very inconsiderable marketing segment (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web space hosting is a kind of a small-scale marketing niche, which generates a great amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing exactly the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the hosting offers on the whole website hosting market supply absolutely the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel webspace hosting prices are alike. Very similar. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other hosting platform/hosting CP option. So, there is simply a single fact: out of more than 200,000 site hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...

Two hundred thousand "web page hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely labeled

The web site hosting "diversity" and the web space hosting "offers" Google presents to us come down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web site hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are merely an ordinary guy who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the site creation processes and the web page hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domains and sites . Are you prepared to make your hosting selection? Is there any website hosting alternative you can select? Of course there is, now there are more than 200,000 site hosting suppliers in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ unique web site hosting brand names worldwide will offer you precisely the same cPanel site hosting Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the diversity on the current hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The web site hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple math shows that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a colossal stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...

The pros and cons of the cPanel-based web hosting solution

Let's not be severe with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably answered all web page hosting market demands. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...

Problem Number 1: An idiotic domain folder configuration

If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extremely watchful not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to remove on the web hosting server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, 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 try not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Verify for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain folder structure is:

public_html (here is placed)
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)
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)

Are you growing nonplussed? We absolutely are!

Negative Sign Number 2: The very same email folder configuration

The e-mail folder structure on the server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin guys strongly reinforce their faith in God when coping with the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to fuck things up too harshly.

Weakness Number 3: A complete lack of domain manipulation sections

Do we have to cite the complete deficiency of a contemporary domain name manipulation menu - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, edit domains' Whois info, shield the Whois details, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not offer such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a colossal drawback. An unforgivable one, we want to add...

Shortcoming No.4: Multiple user login locations (min two, max 3)

What about the demand for another login to access the invoicing, domain and tech support management user interface? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based website hosting company. Sometimes, on the basis of the billing system (particularly tailored for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting firm is making use of, the enthusiastic clients can end up with 2 extra login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain management GUI; 2: the ticket support section), ending up with an aggregate of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).

Weakness Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty web page hosting CP areas to become familiar with... promptly

cPanel presents for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the web space hosting CP. It's a superb idea to grasp each one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them fast... That's inordinately insolent on cPanel's side.

With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web space hosting corporations:

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