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How does cpanel website hosting function?

For your info, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel website hosting offerings on the present site hosting marketplace are furnished by a very insignificant marketing segment (when it comes to yearly money flow) called reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small business niche, which furnishes a huge quantity of different web hosting brands, yet providing absolutely the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the hosting offers on the entire webspace hosting market supply precisely the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based web site hosting prices are alike. Very identical. Giving those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other site hosting platform/web space hosting CP option. So, there is just a single fact: out of more than 200,000 hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, note that one...

200k "website hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet diversely branded

The hosting "variety" and the webspace hosting "offers" Google shows to us boil down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web site hosting trademarked names. Assume you are just a regular fellow who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web page development processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domain names and web sites . Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any hosting variant you can opt for? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than two hundred thousand site hosting firms out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand unique web site hosting brands worldwide will give you precisely the same cPanel web space hosting Control Panel and platform, branded in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the variety on the current web hosting market is... Full stop.

The web space hosting LOTTERY we are all paricipating in

Simple math reveals that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a huge strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...

The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel-based web hosting solution

Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly covered all web site hosting industry prerequisites. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...

Downside Number 1: An idiotic domain name folder setup

If you have two or more domains, though, be extra careful not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to erase on the web server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite 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 remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Verify for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain name folder arrangement is:

public_html (here is situated)
public_html/my-family (a folder part of
public_html/ (an add-on domain name)
public_html/my-second-wife (a folder part of
public_html/ (an add-on domain)
public_html/ (an add-on domain name)
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 nonplussed? We doubtlessly are!

Negative Aspect No.2: The same email folder setup

The electronic mail folder structure on the server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Making the same error twice?!? The admin chums strongly enhance their faith in God when managing the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to fuck things up too irretrievably.

Predicament Number 3: A complete shortage of domain name management interfaces

Do we have to point out the total lack of a modern domain name management GUI - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, change domain names' Whois information, protect the Whois info, edit/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not supply such a "modern" interface at all. That's a mammoth problem. An unforgettable one, we wish to point out...

Negative Aspect Number Four: Many user login places (min 2, max three)

How about the need for another login to avail of the invoice transaction, domain name and technical support administration platform? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based web site hosting supplier. Now and then, on the basis of the billing tool (especially designed for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting vendor is making use of, the devoted customers can wind up with 2 extra login places (1: the invoicing/domain administration software platform; 2: the trouble ticket support software solution), winding up with a total of 3 login places (including cPanel).

Predicament Number 5: 120+ web hosting Control Panel departments to become acquainted with... rapidly

cPanel presents to your attention 120+ areas inside the web space hosting CP. It's a fantastic idea to grasp each one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them swiftly... That's very impertinent on cPanel's side.

With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web space hosting companies:

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