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How does cpanel hosting function?

For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel-based web hosting offers on the contemporary web hosting marketplace are provided by a quite insignificant business segment (as far as annual money flow is concerned) named reseller hosting. Reseller site hosting is a type of a small business niche, which supplies a vast amount of different web hosting brands, yet providing one and the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web site hosting offerings on the entire web space hosting marketplace offer precisely the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel site hosting prices are similar. Very similar. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service practically no other web site hosting platform/web hosting CP option. So, there is just one single fact: out of more than 200k website hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, mark that one...

200,000 "site hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet differently branded

The web space hosting "diversity" and the web site hosting "offers" Google shows to us come down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different hosting trademarked names. Assume you are merely a regular chap who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the web site making processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domain names and web sites . Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any website hosting option you can select? Sure there is, today there are more than 200k web space hosting suppliers out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ unique web space hosting brand names all over the world will give you absolutely the same cPanel site hosting CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the assortment on the contemporary web space hosting market is... Full stop.

The web hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple mathematics demonstrates that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a big stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...

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

Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly met most site hosting industry preconditions. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...

Predicament Number 1: An idiotic domain folder configuration

If you have two or more domains, however, be very attentive not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to erase on the web hosting server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located 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. Determine for yourself how good cPanel's domain name folder setup is:

public_html (here my-default-domain.com is situated)
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 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 growing baffled? We definitely are!

Predicament No.2: The same electronic mail folder system

The email folder structure on the web hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin chums firmly fortify their belief in God when tackling the e-mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too badly.

Weak Point No.3: A thorough deficiency of domain management menus

Do we have to refer to the complete lack of a contemporary domain name management GUI - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, edit domains' Whois details, shield the Whois information, alter/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not supply such a "modern" interface at all. That's a major weakness. An inexcusable one, we would like to add...

Negative Sign No.4: Multiple login places (minimum two, max 3)

How about the demand for another login to use the invoicing transaction, domain name and technical support administration interface? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based webspace hosting company. Sometimes, depending on the invoicing transaction platform (especially designed for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting corporation is using, the eager customers can end up with 2 additional login places (1: the billing/domain management user interface; 2: the trouble ticket support system), winding up with an aggregate of three login places (including cPanel).

Shortcoming Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty web space hosting CP sections to grasp... rapidly

cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the website hosting CP. It's a terrific idea to become familiar with each of them. And you'd better pick them up fast... That's excessively insolent on cPanel's side.

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

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