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How does cpanel hosting work?

For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based hosting offerings on the current website hosting market are generated by a very inconsiderable marketing segment (when it comes to yearly cash flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller web page hosting is a type of a small-scale business segment, which supplies an immense number of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying exactly the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the webspace hosting offerings on the entire web site hosting market supply precisely the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel web space hosting price tags are identical. Quite similar. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other hosting platform/web site hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is merely one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web space hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, mind that one...

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

The hosting "variety" and the web page hosting "offers" Google presents to us boil down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different site hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are merely a regular bloke who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web page development processes and the site hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domain names and web sites . Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any hosting variant you can choose? Of course there is, these days there are more than 200k hosting service providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ different web space hosting brand names in the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel site hosting CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the variety on today's webspace hosting marketplace is... Period.

The web space hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple mathematics reveals that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a great stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...

The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel-based website hosting solution

Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and presumably fulfilled most web page hosting market requirements. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...

Weakness Number One: An idiotic domain name folder setup

If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extremely attentive not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new 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 hosting server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular 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 erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Check for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain 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 name)
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)
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 becoming bewildered? We certainly are!

Weak Side Number 2: The very same electronic mail folder structure

The electronic mail folder configuration on the web server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chums strongly increase their faith in God when tackling the e-mail folders on the mail server, praying not to botch things up too badly.

Negative Point Number Three: An absolute deficiency of domain administration interfaces

Do we need to bring up the entire deficiency of a contemporary domain management menu - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domains, edit domains' Whois info, secure the Whois details, change/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not involve such a "modern" GUI at all. That's a vast predicament. An unforgivable one, we wish to point out...

Disadvantage No.4: Multiple user login locations (min two, maximum three)

How about the necessity for an extra login to make use of the billing, domain name and tech support administration section? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based webspace hosting service provider. Now and then, based on the invoicing transaction system (especially meant for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting service provider is making use of, the earnest customers can end up with two extra login places (1: the invoicing/domain administration menu; 2: the ticket support GUI), winding up with an aggregate of three user login locations (counting cPanel).

Predicament No.5: More than one hundred and twenty web site hosting Control Panel menus to get to know... fast

cPanel presents for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the web site hosting CP. It's a marvelous idea to grasp each of them. And you'd better learn them briskly... That's quite insolent on cPanel's side.

With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel webspace hosting corporations:

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