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How does cpanel site hosting work?

For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel website hosting offerings on the contemporary web site hosting marketplace are generated by a quite inconsiderable business segment (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) named reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a type of a small-scale business segment, which generates an enormous amount of different web hosting brands, yet providing precisely the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the hosting offerings on the whole web site hosting marketplace supply one and the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel web page hosting price tags are alike. Quite identical. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service practically no other web page hosting platform/Control Panel option. Thus, there is merely one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand site hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, note that one...

200k "website hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely named

The web space hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google shows to us come down to just one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different site hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are only an average person who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the site creation processes and the site hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domain names and web portals . Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any web space hosting variant you can choose? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than 200k site hosting suppliers out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique hosting brand names around the world will offer you precisely the same cPanel CP and platform, branded in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the diversity on the current web space hosting market is... Period.

The website hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple mathematics shows that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is an immense strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that an event like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...

The pros and cons of the cPanel site hosting solution

Let's not be harsh with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly fulfilled all webspace hosting business prerequisites. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...

Negative Sign Number One: An imbecilic domain name folder arrangement

If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extra careful not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to remove on the web hosting server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed 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. Determine for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain name folder setup is:

public_html (here my-default-domain.com is located)
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)
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)

Are you becoming disorientated? We positively are!

Inconvenience Number Two: The same email folder structure

The electronic mail folder structure on the hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin blokes strongly strengthen their faith in God when coping with the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to muck things up too fatally.

Inconvenience No.3: A sheer absence of domain administration options

Do we need to bring up the sheer shortage of a contemporary domain name administration user interface - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, alter domains' Whois information, secure the Whois details, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not supply such a "modern" interface at all. That's a big weakness. An unforgivable one, we would like to add...

Disadvantage No.4: Many login locations (min 2, maximum three)

How about the demand for an extra login to avail of the invoicing, domain and technical support administration tool? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based webspace hosting firm. Now and then, on the basis of the invoice transaction platform (particularly intended for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting distributor is making use of, the avid customers can end up with 2 additional logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain administration software platform; 2: the trouble ticket support interface), ending up with a total of three user login places (counting cPanel).

Negative Point Number Five: More than 120 web site hosting Control Panel departments to become familiar with... fast

cPanel presents for your consideration 120+ areas inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a remarkable idea to become acquainted with each of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them briskly... That's excessively insolent on cPanel's side.

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

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