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How does cpanel site hosting work?

For your info, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based webspace hosting offers on the contemporary web space hosting marketplace are generated by a quite insignificant marketing niche (when it comes to yearly cash flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller webspace hosting is a sort of a small-size marketing segment, which generates a vast quantity of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing the very same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offerings on the whole web hosting market supply strictly the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based web site hosting prices are similar. Very identical. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is only one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, mind that one...

Two hundred thousand "web hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed

The site hosting "variety" and the webspace hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us come down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web site hosting brand names. Imagine you are only a normal chap who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the website creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the various domain names and web portals . Are you prepared to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web site hosting option you can settle on? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than 200k web page hosting corporations out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ unique web hosting brands across the world will offer you the very same cPanel Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how large the variety on the present web space hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The web space hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in

Simple mathematics reveals that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is an enormous stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...

The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel website hosting solution

Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps covered all web site hosting industry prerequisites. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Weakness No.1: A ludicrous domain name folder system

If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be very careful not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to erase on the web hosting server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Observe for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain name folder structure 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 name)
public_html/rebeka (a folder part of
public_html/ (a sub-domain of an add-on domain)

Are you getting confused? We unquestionably are!

Weakness Number 2: The very same mail folder setup

The electronic mail folder configuration on the web server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Making the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin guys firmly strengthen their belief in God when handling the electronic mail folders on the email server, hoping not to fuck things up too irretrievably.

Weakness Number Three: A complete absence of domain name management options

Do we have to cite the sheer shortage of a contemporary domain management interface - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, modify domains' Whois details, protect the Whois info, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a great predicament. An unjustifiable one, we would like to point out...

Inconvenience No.4: Numerous user login places (minimum 2, max 3)

How about the demand for an extra login to avail of the invoicing transaction, domain name and technical support administration GUI? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel webspace hosting service provider. Sometimes, based on the invoicing transaction platform (especially created for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting distributor is using, the earnest users can wind up with 2 extra logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain name administration menu; 2: the ticket support tool), ending up with a total of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).

Weak Point Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty webspace hosting CP areas to learn... briskly

cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the web hosting CP. It's a fabulous idea to get familiar with each one of them. And you'd better memorize them swiftly... That's way too insolent on cPanel's side.

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

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