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How does cpanel-based web site hosting work?

For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel site hosting offers on the contemporary web site hosting market are supplied by a quite insignificant business niche (when it comes to annual money flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-sized business segment, which generates a great number of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying strictly the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offers on the entire website hosting marketplace supply exactly the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting price tags are similar. Very identical. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other web page hosting platform/site hosting Control Panel option. So, there is only one fact: out of more than 200k web site hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, note that one...

200,000 "web site hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet diversely labeled

The website hosting "variety" and the webspace hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us boil down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different site hosting brand names. Assume you are simply a regular chap who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the website making processes and the web page hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domain names and online portals . Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any web space hosting alternative you can select? Sure there is, these days there are more than 200,000 webspace hosting vendors out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ unique web page hosting brands worldwide will give you literally the same cPanel web page hosting Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the variety on the present-day hosting marketplace is... Full stop.

The web space hosting LOTTO we are all part of

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

The strong and weak sides of the cPanel web page hosting solution

Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably met most web hosting market demands. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Downside Number One: A foolish domain name folder setup

If you have 2 or more domains, though, be ultra attentive not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to remove on the web hosting server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous 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 domain names, please. Discover for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain folder structure 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 name)
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 name)

Are you growing baffled? We absolutely are!

Negative Side Number Two: The very same e-mail folder arrangement

The electronic mail folder configuration on the web hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin chaps firmly strengthen their faith in God when dealing with the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to botch things up too seriously.

Problem Number Three: A sheer deficiency of domain manipulation options

Do we need to point out the entire lack of a modern domain name manipulation interface - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domains, change domains' Whois details, shield the Whois info, modify/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not supply such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a considerable problem. An unjustifiable one, we want to point out...

Inconvenience No.4: Numerous login places (minimum two, maximum three)

How about the demand for an extra login to use the billing transaction, domain name and tech support administration tool? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel web space hosting supplier. Now and then, depending on the invoicing transaction platform (particularly conceived for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting company is using, the enthusiastic customers can wind up with two extra login locations (1: the billing/domain name administration user interface; 2: the trouble ticket support GUI), ending up with an aggregate of 3 user login places (including cPanel).

Negative Point Number Five: More than 120 Control Panel areas to get familiar with... swiftly

cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the web site hosting Control Panel. It's a fantastic idea to get acquainted with each of them. And you'd better grasp them quickly... That's excessively impertinent on cPanel's side.

With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web space hosting firms:

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