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How does cpanel web site hosting work?

For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel-based hosting offerings on the present webspace hosting market are provided by a very inconsiderable marketing niche (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) named reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a sort of a small-size marketing segment, which provides a vast quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet providing absolutely the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offers on the entire webspace hosting market offer literally the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based web site hosting price tags are identical. Very much alike. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other web space hosting platform/hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is only one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web page hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...

200,000 "website hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet differently branded

The web space hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us come down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web space hosting brand names. Assume you are simply an ordinary person who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the site making processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the different domain names and web sites . Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any site hosting variant you can pick? Sure there is, as of now there are more than 200k web site hosting service providers out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand different web space hosting brands around the world will give you exactly the same cPanel web page hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the assortment on the current web space hosting marketplace is... Period.

The web space hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in

Simple mathematics reveals that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a great stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...

The pluses and minuses of the cPanel-based site hosting solution

Let's not be harsh with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and perhaps fulfilled most site hosting business requirements. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...

Inconvenience No.1: An idiotic domain folder configuration

If you have two or more domain names, however, be extra cautious not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to delete on the server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated 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. Decide for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain name folder arrangement is:

public_html (here is placed)
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 name)
public_html/ (an add-on domain)
public_html/my-third-wife (a folder part of
public_html/ (an add-on domain)
public_html/rebeka (a folder part of
public_html/ (a sub-domain of an add-on domain)

Are you growing bewildered? We absolutely are!

Predicament No.2: The same mail folder arrangement

The e-mail folder structure on the web server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin chums firmly reinforce their faith in God when managing the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to fuck things up too fatally.

Problem No.3: A total lack of domain name management user interfaces

Do we need to cite the thorough deficiency of a contemporary domain name administration user interface - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domains' Whois details, shield the Whois information, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a big weakness. An unpardonable one, we want to point out...

Weak Side Number Four: Multiple login locations (minimum 2, maximum three)

What about the demand for another login to access the billing transaction, domain name and tech support management software? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based web site hosting vendor. Sometimes, on the basis of the billing tool (principally invented for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting corporation is availing of, the devoted customers can wind up with 2 extra login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name administration software; 2: the trouble ticket support interface), ending up with an aggregate of three user login places (including cPanel).

Weak Point Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty hosting Control Panel areas to grasp... rapidly

cPanel presents for your consideration 120+ departments inside the webspace hosting CP. It's a marvelous idea to get acquainted with each of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them fast... That's inordinately impertinent on cPanel's side.

With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based site hosting companies:

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