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How does cpanel site hosting function?

For your info, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel-based web hosting offerings on the current web site hosting marketplace are provided by a quite insignificant marketing segment (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) named hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-scale business niche, which supplies a vast amount of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing the very same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the hosting offerings on the whole web page hosting market furnish the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel web page hosting price tags are similar. Very much alike. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other web space hosting platform/Control Panel alternative. So, there is simply a single fact: out of more than 200k site hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, remark that one...

200,000 "site hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly labeled

The web hosting "diversity" and the site hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us come down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are just a normal guy who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the web site making procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domain names and web pages . Are you prepared to make your web hosting decision? Is there any site hosting option you can pick? Sure there is, today there are more than 200,000 site hosting vendors out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ unique webspace hosting brands across the world will give you absolutely the same cPanel Control Panel and platform, labeled in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how big the diversity on the present web space hosting marketplace is... Period.

The web space hosting LOTTERY we are all part of

Simple arithmetic reveals that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a huge stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...

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 modish and presumably answered most web page hosting market requirements. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...

Problem No.1: A moronic domain name folder configuration

If you have two or more domains, though, be extremely watchful not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to erase on the web server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Determine for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain name folder system 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)
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 becoming puzzled? We doubtlessly are!

Downside Number Two: The very same electronic mail folder structure

The email folder configuration on the server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The admin chums strongly fortify their belief in God when coping with the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to fuck things up too gravely.

Predicament Number Three: An entire shortage of domain management sections

Do we need to point out the complete lack of a contemporary domain administration platform - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domains' Whois info, secure the Whois information, edit/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not offer such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a colossal predicament. An unforgivable one, we would like to point out...

Predicament No.4: Many user login locations (minimum 2, max three)

How about the necessity for an extra login to access the invoice transaction, domain and tech support administration GUI? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel webspace hosting vendor. Sometimes, based on the billing tool (principally designed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting firm is using, the devoted clients can end up with two extra login places (1: the billing/domain administration user interface; 2: the trouble ticket support software), winding up with a total of three login locations (counting cPanel).

Problem No.5: More than one hundred and twenty hosting Control Panel sections to memorize... swiftly

cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 menus inside the web page hosting Control Panel. It's a fantastic idea to memorize each and every one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them quickly... That's inordinately impertinent on cPanel's side.

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

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