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How does cpanel site hosting operate?

For your info, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based site hosting offerings on today's website hosting marketplace are generated by a quite insubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to annual cash flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller web space hosting is a sort of a small-size marketing segment, which provides a great quantity of different web hosting brands, yet providing exactly the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the site hosting offerings on the whole webspace hosting market provide strictly the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based web page hosting prices are similar. Very similar. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service almost no other web space hosting platform/site hosting CP option. Thus, there is simply one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web site hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, mark that one...

200k "hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named

The site hosting "variety" and the hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us boil down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different hosting brand names. Imagine you are just a regular fellow who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the website development processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domains and sites . Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web page hosting option you can select? Sure there is, now there are more than 200k web site hosting firms in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ unique webspace hosting brands in the world will offer you literally the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the assortment on the present-day web space hosting market is... Full stop.

The hosting LOTTERY we are all part of

Simple mathematics reveals that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a colossal stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...

The positive and negative sides of the cPanel-based website hosting solution

Let's not be merciless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and probably covered most webspace hosting industry demands. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Drawback Number One: A stupid domain folder system

If you have two or more domains, though, be ultra cautious not to remove 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 domain names are quite simple to delete on the web hosting server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Discover for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain name 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)
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)
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 puzzled? We absolutely are!

Downside Number Two: The same email folder arrangement

The mail folder structure on the server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chaps strongly fortify their belief in God when managing the email folders on the e-mail server, praying not to screw things up too severely.

Weak Point No.3: An absolute lack of domain name management options

Do we have to point out the sheer absence of a contemporary domain name administration platform - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domain names' Whois information, protect the Whois info, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not involve such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a gigantic disadvantage. An unforgettable one, we would like to add...

Predicament Number 4: Numerous login places (minimum 2, max three)

How about the need for another login to access the invoice transaction, domain name and technical support management menu? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based web site hosting distributor. Occasionally, depending on the invoicing transaction tool (especially tailored for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting vendor is utilizing, the keen customers can wind up with two additional logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain management menu; 2: the ticket support software), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login places (counting cPanel).

Negative Aspect Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting CP sections to memorize... fast

cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the hosting CP. It's a glorious idea to become acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them fast... That's very impertinent on cPanel's side.

With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based hosting distributors:

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