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How does cpanel hosting function?

For your info, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based webspace hosting offers on the current site hosting marketplace are provided by a very insubstantial marketing niche (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) known as hosting reseller. Reseller web site hosting is a sort of a small marketing niche, which provides a vast quantity of different web hosting brands, yet providing the very same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the hosting offerings on the entire hosting marketplace furnish the very same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based site hosting price tags are alike. Quite identical. Giving those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other site hosting platform/web site hosting CP choice. Thus, there is just a single fact: out of more than 200k site hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, remark that one...

Two hundred thousand "web space hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly branded

The web space hosting "variety" and the hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us boil down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are simply an average fellow who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the web site creation procedures and the web space hosting platforms, which actually power the different domains and online portals . Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web space hosting variant you can choose? Of course there is, right now there are more than 200k web site hosting providers in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ different web page hosting brand names all over the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel Control Panel and platform, named differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the variety on the present hosting market is... Period.

The webspace hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in

Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a gigantic stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that something like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...

The positive and negative sides of the cPanel web space hosting solution

Let's not be severe with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably met all site hosting market prerequisites. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Negative Point Number 1: A foolish domain name folder configuration

If you have two or more domain names, however, be very attentive not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to remove on the hosting server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very famous 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 try not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Examine for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain name folder structure 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 name)
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 growing perplexed? We positively are!

Weak Point Number 2: The same mail folder structure

The e-mail folder structure on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin guys firmly fortify their belief in God when managing the mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to botch things up too gravely.

Weakness Number Three: An entire absence of domain administration options

Do we have to mention the thorough lack of a contemporary domain name administration GUI - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, edit domains' Whois details, secure the Whois information, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not supply such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a huge disadvantage. An unpardonable one, we wish to point out...

Negative Point No.4: Numerous login places (minimum 2, max three)

What about the demand for another login to make use of the invoicing, domain and technical support administration software solution? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based web hosting company. At times, based on the invoice transaction system (principally devised for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting company is making use of, the eager customers can wind up with 2 additional login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain management software; 2: the trouble ticket support platform), winding up with an aggregate of three user login places (including cPanel).

Negative Sign Number Five: 120+ CP departments to grasp... briskly

cPanel presents for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty departments inside the webspace hosting Control Panel. It's a glorious idea to memorize each and every one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them quickly... That's quite insolent on cPanel's side.

With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web page hosting suppliers:

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