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How does cpanel website hosting work?

For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel website hosting offers on the contemporary web page hosting marketplace are provided by a very unsubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to annual money flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller web space hosting is a kind of a small-size marketing segment, which generates a big amount of different web hosting brand names, yet offering precisely the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the hosting offerings on the whole web site hosting marketplace provide strictly the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting price tags are alike. Quite similar. Giving those who need a top web hosting service practically no other site hosting platform/site hosting CP choice. Thus, there is merely a single fact: out of more than 200k web space hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, remark that one...

200,000 "webspace hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet diversely named

The webspace hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us boil down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web page hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are just an average guy who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the web site making processes and the hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domains and web portals . Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any webspace hosting option you can select? Sure there is, these days there are more than 200k hosting vendors out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ unique web page hosting brands in the world will give you exactly the same cPanel CP and platform, branded in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the variety on the present-day site hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The site hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple arithmetic shows that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a big stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that something like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...

The pros and cons of the cPanel-based web site hosting solution

Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and presumably satisfied all web hosting business preconditions. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Weak Side Number 1: A dumb domain folder setup

If you have two or more domains, though, be ultra watchful not to erase entirely 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 very simple to remove on the web server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular 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 erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Discover for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain folder system 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)
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 confused? We doubtlessly are!

Downside Number 2: The same email folder configuration

The email folder configuration on the web hosting server is literally the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chums firmly increase their belief in God when managing the electronic mail folders on the email server, hoping not to mess things up too irretrievably.

Negative Sign Number 3: A complete shortage of domain manipulation menus

Do we have to cite the sheer shortage of a modern domain administration menu - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois info, edit/create name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not provide such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a vast problem. An inexcusable one, we would like to point out...

Negative Point Number 4: Many login places (minimum two, maximum 3)

How about the need for an additional login to utilize the invoicing transaction, domain name and tech support administration software platform? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based web hosting service provider. Now and then, based on the invoicing platform (principally intended for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting provider is availing of, the avid customers can wind up with 2 additional login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain name management section; 2: the ticket support section), winding up with an aggregate of three user login places (including cPanel).

Problem No.5: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel menus to memorize... fast

cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty departments inside the hosting CP. It's a great idea to pick up each of them. And you'd better pick them up rapidly... That's inordinately insolent on cPanel's side.

With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel hosting distributors:

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