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How does cpanel web hosting work?

For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel web space hosting offerings on today's web hosting market are generated by a quite insignificant marketing segment (when it comes to annual cash flow) called reseller hosting. Reseller site hosting is a sort of a small-scale business niche, which generates a great number of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering the very same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the web space hosting offers on the entire webspace hosting market offer literally the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel web site hosting price tags are alike. Quite similar. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other site hosting platform/hosting CP choice. So, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200k webspace hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...

200k "web site hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet diversely branded

The site hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us boil down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Assume you are just an average fellow who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the web page development processes and the web page hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domains and web pages . Are you prepared to make your web hosting decision? Is there any website hosting variant you can settle on? Sure there is, right now there are more than 200k website hosting suppliers in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique web page hosting brands across the world will offer you the very same cPanel web space hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the assortment on the contemporary web site hosting market is... Full stop.

The website hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple mathematics demonstrates that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is an immense strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...

The positive and negative sides of the cPanel web space hosting solution

Let's not be cruel with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps answered all hosting market preconditions. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...

Shortcoming Number One: A ludicrous domain folder structure

If you have 2 or more domains, however, be ultra watchful not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to remove on the hosting server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Decide for yourself how good cPanel's domain folder configuration 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)
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 getting nonplussed? We definitely are!

Negative Side Number 2: The very same email folder arrangement

The email folder arrangement on the web server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin boys firmly reinforce their faith in God when dealing with the email folders on the e-mail server, praying not to muck things up too irreparably.

Negative Side No.3: A thorough absence of domain name management options

Do we need to point out the entire shortage of a contemporary domain administration tool - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domain names' Whois information, protect the Whois information, change/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not contain such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a considerable downside. An unjustifiable one, we wish to add...

Downside Number Four: Multiple user login places (minimum two, max 3)

How about the demand for an additional login to use the invoicing transaction, domain name and tech support management user interface? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based web space hosting supplier. At times, based on the billing tool (principally conceived for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting vendor is using, the eager users can end up with two additional logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain management section; 2: the trouble ticket support section), winding up with an aggregate of 3 user login places (including cPanel).

Shortcoming Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty website hosting CP menus to grasp... fast

cPanel presents for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the web space hosting CP. It's a wonderful idea to get acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them promptly... That's extremely impudent on cPanel's side.

With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel webspace hosting service providers:

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