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How does cpanel site hosting operate?

For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based site hosting offers on the present web space hosting marketplace are generated by a very insubstantial business niche (when it comes to yearly money flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small business segment, which generates a big quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing the very same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offers on the whole web page hosting marketplace offer strictly the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel hosting prices are alike. Very much alike. Giving those who need a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/web site hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is just a single fact: out of more than 200k site hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, remark that one...

Two hundred thousand "webspace hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet diversely branded

The site hosting "variety" and the site hosting "offerings" Google shows to us boil down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are merely a normal fellow who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the web site making procedures and the web space hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domain names and web sites . Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web hosting option you can settle on? Sure there is, right now there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting distributors out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique webspace hosting brands all over the world will give you precisely the same cPanel web space hosting CP and platform, named differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the variety on the current hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The web hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in

Simple mathematics shows that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a big strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...

The pluses and minuses 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 answered most web page hosting market prerequisites. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Downside No.1: An imbecilic domain folder configuration

If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extremely watchful not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to erase on the web server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Verify for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain name folder setup 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)
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)
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)

Are you getting bewildered? We absolutely are!

Negative Aspect No.2: The very same e-mail folder structure

The mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes firmly enhance their faith in God when managing the e-mail folders on the email server, hoping not to bungle things up too badly.

Weakness No.3: An entire deficiency of domain name management interfaces

Do we have to cite the total shortage of a modern domain name management tool - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, change domain names' Whois information, secure the Whois details, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "modern" user interface at all. That's an enormous shortcoming. An unjustifiable one, we wish to point out...

Downside No.4: Multiple user login places (min 2, maximum 3)

What about the need for another login to access the invoicing transaction, domain and technical support administration user interface? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel web page hosting supplier. Occasionally, depending on the billing transaction system (principally intended for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting distributor is utilizing, the devoted clients can wind up with 2 additional login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain management platform; 2: the trouble ticket support software platform), winding up with an aggregate of 3 user login locations (including cPanel).

Weak Side Number 5: 120+ web space hosting Control Panel areas to grasp... promptly

cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the hosting CP. It's a marvelous idea to become acquainted with each of them. And you'd better pick them up fast... That's quite insolent on cPanel's side.

With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web space hosting service providers:

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