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How does cpanel website hosting function?

For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel web site hosting offerings on today's web space hosting marketplace are provided by a quite insignificant business segment (when it comes to annual cash flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller web site hosting is a kind of a small-scale business niche, which generates a huge number of different web hosting brands, yet supplying exactly the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offers on the entire site hosting marketplace offer precisely the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based webspace hosting prices are similar. Quite similar. Giving those who require a top web hosting service practically no other hosting platform/web site hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is just one fact: out of more than 200k web page hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, note that one...

Two hundred thousand "web hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely labeled

The webspace hosting "diversity" and the web page hosting "offers" Google shows to us boil down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web page hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are simply a regular guy who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web site development processes and the hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domains and web sites . Are you prepared to make your web hosting selection? Is there any web space hosting variant you can select? Sure there is, at present there are more than two hundred thousand web space hosting distributors in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ unique web hosting brand names all over the world will give you strictly the same cPanel web space hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the assortment on the current hosting marketplace is... Period.

The webspace hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple math reveals that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a mammoth stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...

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

Let's not be cruel with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and presumably answered most website 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 domain names...

Weak Side Number 1: An imbecilic domain name folder configuration

If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be ultra cautious not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to erase on the web server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite 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 attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Observe for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain name folder setup is:

public_html (here my-default-domain.com is placed)
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 name)
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 name)

Are you growing confused? We categorically are!

Negative Aspect No.2: The very same electronic mail folder configuration

The e-mail folder structure on the hosting server is literally the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin blokes firmly increase their faith in God when dealing with the electronic mail folders on the mail server, praying not to bungle things up too irreparably.

Downside Number Three: A complete lack of domain name manipulation interfaces

Do we have to mention the complete lack of a contemporary domain management interface - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domain names' Whois info, protect the Whois info, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a huge shortcoming. An unforgivable one, we wish to add...

Drawback No.4: Numerous login places (minimum 2, maximum 3)

What about the need for an additional login to access the invoicing transaction, domain name and tech support management system? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based web site hosting provider. At times, depending on the invoicing transaction system (especially invented for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting company is utilizing, the keen users can wind up with 2 additional login locations (1: the billing/domain name management menu; 2: the trouble ticket support section), winding up with a total of three login locations (counting cPanel).

Disadvantage Number 5: More than 120 web page hosting CP areas to get to know... briskly

cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the webspace hosting CP. It's a fine idea to memorize each and every one of them. And you'd better memorize them briskly... That's inordinately impertinent on cPanel's side.

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

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